About Amanda Hesser

Amanda Hesser

Amanda Hesser is the co-founder of Food52, an award-winning cooking website. Before founding Food52, Amanda was a food writer for The New York Times as well as food editor for The New York Times Magazine, editor for T Living, and author of the NYTimes Bestseller, The Essential New York Times Cookbook. Amanda lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.

The Essential New York Times Cookbook

Purple Plum Torte

Say hello to the most requested recipe of the New York Times. This plum torte by Marian Burros appeared in the food section a total of twelve times. Translation: a real winner.

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Boeuf Bourguignon

Boeuf Bourguignon

A classic French recipe that really ought to be in your repertoire, boeuf bourguignon has countless incarnations, including this classic version by Craig Claiborne.

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The Essential New York Times Cookbook

David Eyre’s Pancake

Also called a Dutch baby, this pancake makes for a dramatic-looking breakfast and dessert. Baked in the oven, the pancake poufs up—toasty and high. Ahhh!

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Cooking for Mr. Latte by Amanda Hesser

Linguini with Cheese and Pepper

Dinner doesn’t get any easier or elegant than pasta tossed with butter, olive oil, Parmesan and pecorino Romano cheeses, and dusted with lots of black pepper.

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Judy Hesser’s Oven-Fried Chicken

Crispy over-fried chicken could be any easier. A simple shake in a bag of seasoned flour, an hour or so in the oven, and you have dinner.

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Truffled Egg Toast

A simple elegant dinner of buttery, softly scrambled eggs that are mounted in a slice of toast and drizzled with fragrant white truffle oil.

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The Cook and the Gardner by Amanda Hesser

Portuguese Tomato Jelly

Juice from impossible ripe summer tomatoes are turned into this favorite jelly of the Portuguese. Use it as you would any jelly: on toast, biscuits, and such.

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