Most modern home cooks knows Amanda Hesser as one half of the duo behind the popular website Food52, which she cofounded with Merrill Stubbs in 2009. But Hesser is also known in the food world for her decade-long career at the New York Times and the New York Times Magazine. During her tenure, Hesser served as a dining reporter, the writer behind the popular “Food Diary” and “Mr. Latte” columns, and the food editor of the magazine. She also happened to edit the massive The Essential New York Times Cookbook.
But even after all that, Hesser knew she wasn’t destined to be a Times lifer. So in 2009, she and Stubbs launched a new platform where home cooks could share their own recipes and find inspiration from others’. Seven years later, Food52 also boasts an e-commerce shop outfitted with all the gorgeous kitchen items you’ve ever coveted, and has a new app out this month called (Not)Recipes. On today’s episode, Hesser and host Adam Rapoport get food-media nerdy.
Later, deputy editor Andrew Knowlton catches up with senior editor Julia Kramer on day 12 of her epic cross-country trip as she continues her search for this year’s Hot 10. If Kramer sounds a little worse for the wear this time around, it’s because she literally ate herself sick—she got pneumonia! (She’s all better now, but we were definitely worried for a bit there.)
Download Food52’s new (Not)Recipes app, available in the iTunes Store.