I'm sure many of you are familiar with the brilliance of Food52, the community cooking site founded by Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs that is chockful of incredible recipes, good stories, gorgeous photos and more. (My favorite thing about the site? Well, one of my favorites, anyway. Sneaking a peek into Amanda's kid's lunches! So inspiring.)
But did you know that Food52 also has a shop where they collaborate with producers, shops and artisans to produce exclusive items for the site? If you sign up for an account with Food52, you'll get an email every week telling you about the latest collaboration (or curation). The offer is usually limited, because of the discount included. I love browsing the shop - it's always stuffed with things I suddenly realize I urgently need. To wit: Tongan Vanilla, both in extract and paste form, a touch-sensitive protective screen for the iPad (such a good present for the cook in your life!) and, uh, this writing retreat and cooking class in Tepoztlàn in January (I can dream, can't I?).
If you're still frantically trying to round up presents for the cooks in your life, hie yourselves over to the shop and get going! Food52 is generously offering 10% off almost everything* in the shop for you lovelies until December 31st, 2012 - just use the code WEDNESDAY10 at checkout.
And! Because you guys are wonderful and they are generous, today I'm giving away a copy of The Food52 Cookbook, Volume II as well as a Stocking Stuffer Spice Discovery Set (it's the Unique Chiles of the World one, which I so covet and which is sold out – 1 ounce each of Marash Chile fine flakes from Turkey, ground Green New Mexican Chile and ground Aji Amarillo from Peru. The retail value is $20.)
For a chance to win, please visit the Food52 Holiday Shop and leave a comment below. A winner will be chosen at random tomorrow. Good luck!
Update: Heather is the winner and has been emailed. Thank you all for participating - comments are now closed.
*Offer ends December 31, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Excludes past purchases. Limit ten discounts per customer. Excludes travel and copper offers. Minimum $20 purchase. Offer is subject to change without notice and is not redeemable for cash or cash equivalent. May not be combined with any other offer or promotion. Void where prohibited by law.