It is no secret that I have always been a fan of Amanda Hesser. I have adapted a few of her recipes, recommended her books, and steadily cooked my way through Cooking for Mr. Latte. Twice. Which is why I think her newest project, Food52.com, is one of the most exciting new things to happen to the virtual food world in a while (next to this website, of course. Haha).
Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, an equally as awesome woman, have created a fun site where our kitchens "meet" and we share our favorite recipes based on different categories they select each week. At the end of the year certain recipes will be selected to put in the Food 52 cookbook. We can also share tours of our kitchen on Vimeo.com. In which case, I say a virtual tour of The Naptime Chef™ NYC headquarters, and Vineyard and Cooperstown outposts, are in order! In any event, be sure to sign up for Food52's mailing list, and get ready for some fun.
To get everyone excited, here is a video tour of Amanda's kitchen. I am green with envy over her lowered chopping board and gorgeous blue-cheese style desk. What I wouldn't give?! However, while our kitchens are somewhat different, I was pleased to discover that, like me, Amanda is an obsessive spice organizer and tea drinker. I have a feeling we both have big stashes of Grains of Paradise. We also both have to use kitchen ladders to reach the higher shelves. Maybe this means that, while I don't have her cookbook career yet, there is still hope!