About Amanda Hesser

Hesser has been a food columnist and editor at the New York Times for more than a decade. Her books include the memoirs Cooking for Mr. Latte and The Cook and the Gardener. She is also the co-founder of food52.com.



Featured Books by Amanda Hesser

The Food52 Cookbook, Volume 2

Seasonal Recipes from Our Kitchens to Yours

The Food52 Cookbook

140 Winning Recipes From Exceptional Home Cooks

The Essential New York Times Cookbook

Classic Recipes for a New Century

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Recipe Boxes


Dinner Guest

The gamification of cooking

Earning points

Most of the time with cooking and eating, the rules are clear.

Graze: Bites from the Site
First Person

The secret sharer

A father’s legacy

The Culinate Interview

Mollie Katzen

The vegetarian-cooking pioneer


Down South

Barbecue, tamales, cocktails, and more

Local Flavors

A winter romesco sauce

Good on everything

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