Hey There, It is Amanda—ChatGPT, Adventures in Cake Baking & the Superfood Bowl I Have on Repeat

Name me a deluded optimist, however I believe all of the hubbub about ChatGPT signaling the tip of media is nonsense. AI will reply our primary questions, releasing up firms like ours to do what we do greatest: be humorous, personable, shocking, and a bit bizarre. That’s, be human!

Lately, as firms like ours have fought for site visitors from search engines like google, we’ve needed to adapt our language and play into the algorithms. Each publication’s voice and character, within the course of, was flattened by shaping tales round key phrases. All the things began to sound the identical—hyperbolic but boring. Let the goddamn bell toll on the boring period! So go ask Bing (powered by ChatGPT) if quinoa is gluten free, then come to us to observe Rick Martínez making Spicy Steak Empanadas, examine Anabelle Doliner’s mother’s Burmese Slaw With Frizzled Onions, and uncover our unique Bamboo Nested Mixing Bowls.

What I’ve been as much as when not ranting about AI:

Testing out incense, which I burn whereas I work from home—my salve for Zoom-fatigue. Present faves:

Educating my husband, Tad, to bake his first cake—the Chocolate Dump-It Cake, in fact. I took a number of deep, deep breaths watching his wobbly icing method, however he triumphed!

Once we have been in Ojai, California over the vacations, we obtained hooked on the “superfoods bowl” on our resort’s breakfast menu, so I recreated it at dwelling. Right here’s a unfastened recipe. On a plate, layer the next:

  • ½ cup chia pudding*
  • ½ cup granola (strive our Olive Oil & Maple Granola!)
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut
  • A mixture of raspberries and blackberries
  • Chopped salted pistachios

*For the chia pudding: Combine collectively ¼ cup chia seeds and 1 can coconut milk. Calmly sweeten with maple syrup and season with a pinch of salt. Let hydrate within the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours, giving it a stir each hour or so.

What’s taking place in Food52-land:

On Monday, February 27, I’ll be making Rigatoni With Vodka Sauce on Instagram Stay—see you there!

Our editors headed to Win Son Bakery to doc the right way to make one in every of Brooklyn’s most talked-about breakfast sandwiches. A lot Instagram love adopted.

Our most-popular new recipe from January? One-Bowl Lemon Cake With Citrus Glaze from Jessie Sheehan. And our most-viewed new video: Samantha Seneviratne’s Trick for Faster, Creamier Oatmeal for Genius Recipes.

Sophie Lou Jacobsen, a housewares designer recognized for her playful work with glass, simply launched in our Store. You could already know her colourful ripple cups from Instagram, and now you may get ‘em proper right here.

I picked up my first Silpat mat at E. Dehillerin in Paris in 1995. I nonetheless have it as a result of it’s that helpful, that sturdy. We proudly promote Silpat on Food52, and we not too long ago expanded our assortment with new configurations and dimensions.

From a flawed and idiosyncratic actual human, writing from her tiny incense-filled examine in Brooklyn,


Earlier than beginning Food52 with Merrill, I used to be a meals author and editor on the New York Occasions. I’ve written a number of books, together with “Cooking for Mr. Latte” and “The Important New York Occasions Cookbook.” I performed myself in “Julie & Julia” — hope you did not blink, or you might have missed the scene! I dwell in Brooklyn with my husband, Tad, and twins, Walker and Addison.

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