Holiday Recipes & Party Planning Guide, by Food52 Food & Drink App Review (iOS, $3.99)

  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Publisher: Food52
  • Updated: Nov, 17 2011
  • Version: 3.5.3
  • Size: 329.26 MB

Languages: English

Seller: Food 52, Inc.


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••• GIZMODO—“Food52 Is the Best Cooking App for the Holidays... you won't be able to go back to print again.” •••

Conquer holiday entertaining madness with this indispensable survival guide from New York Times food writers and Food52 co-founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs.

This cookbook on steroids will be your secret weapon for every major holiday all year, from the Super Bowl to New Year's.

It will guide you through each step of hosting your holiday dinner, brunch, cocktail party, and more, from menu planning to shopping strategies to carving that succulent turkey.

Food52 has thought of everything so you don’t have to.

“Holiday Recipes & Party Planning Guide” is a book made exclusively for the iPad and iPhone, and includes:
• 127 masterfully curated recipes from seasoned home cooks
• Over 100 minutes of expert HD video tutorials
• Over 800 beautiful full-screen food and technique photos in dozens of step-by-step slideshows
• Extensive event-planning guidance
• Quick-reference search & glossary with definitions of concepts, tools, and ingredients

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL—“Feeling hapless over pending holiday hosting? Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs of the website Food52 offer aid for those facing potential entertaining and cooking hell.”L

HUFFINGTON POST—“The best part about this app is its holiday-specific content, like a video that breaks down the intricacies of building a gingerbread house.”

APPTUDES—“Filled with enough additional information to make it worth the price. It is like having a cookbook, productivity planning app, shopping list app, and cooking tips rolled into one app.”

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The recipes are crowd-sourced from the Food52 community of home cooks, and tested by Food52 to ensure that each is approachable and made for low-stress holiday entertaining. They include:
• Foolproof Golden Panko Latkes
• Super Simple Glazed Ham
• Slow-Cooked Pork Tacos
• Classic Southern Buttermilk Bathed Fried Chicken
• Berry Summer Pudding
• Amanda & Merrill’s 3-Minute Gravy
• Plus 11 cocktails to wash them all down

Amanda & Merrill walk you through every dish with detailed recipe cards, pop-up tips, and step-by-step slideshow instructions featuring more than 800 beautiful, high-resolution photos. Includes:
• Main Courses
• Breakfasts & Brunches
• Holiday Cocktails
• Desserts, Cookies & Candy
• Snacks, Starters & Side Dishes
• Soups, Salads & Breads

Amanda & Merrill demonstrate 45 key cooking and entertaining techniques, including:
• Brining, trussing, cooking, and carving a turkey
• Mastering the single- and double-crust pie
• Kneading and shaping dough

Amanda & Merrill take you step-by-step through constructing a beautiful, modern gingerbread house in 24 minutes of HD video tutorial. It’s easier than you think!

• 15 festive menus for holiday brunches and big dinner feasts
• 100 helpful hints from the Food52 community of seasoned home cooks and entertainers, from centerpiece ideas and guest seating strategies to saving overcooked turkey

• Thanksgiving
• Hanukkah
• Christmas
• New Year's
• Super Bowl
• Valentine’s Day
• Passover
• Easter
• Mother’s Day
• Memorial Day
• Father’s Day
• Fourth of July
• Labor Day
• Rosh Hashanah
• Halloween

► PLUS... 81 Vegetarian & Vegan recipes and 60 Gluten-free recipes!

Customer Reviews

  • Excellent cookbook app

    by Akr1984

    I have made many items from this for family holidays, and every one of them earned rave reviews. The recipe collection is small enough to navigate easily, but creative enough to keep my interest through a few Decembers.

  • Incredible!

    by Bijouxw

    The recipes and photos are outstanding!!! Appreciate and love this!

  • I simply don't do holidays w/out this book.

    by coronalight

    And I'm even in possession of all my mom's recipes. These are better, for the most part.

  • Great for entertaining

    by Eric c 109

    App has good recipes and clear step by step instructions.

  • L.O.V.E. Food52 & their Lovely Holiday App!

    by Chef citron

    This is a wonderful, beautifully designed, useful app of some of Food52's most delicious recipes for the holidays! I've been a Food52 follower/ member for several years, have both their cookbooks, and have savored hundreds of their well written, dependable recipes. While I adore Food52's website and new Provisions store, and confess to visiting almost every day to delve into countless recipes and articles that interest me, it's easy to get overwhelmed when planning parties. Consider this app a well curated collection of recipes perfect for the holidays-- no endless searching-- it's just right! Thanks, Amanda & Merrill for a perfectly curated collection!

  • Love it!

    by ycymry

    So helpful!

  • Love it!

    by Cybil-Ann

    This app is amazing, great recipes and easy-to-follow instructions.

  • Fear No More!

    by gaylemae

    I'm a nervous nelly when it comes to entertaining, but this app is like a good friend and a drink! Calming, knows what to do, and there thru the whole process, even if I have to read the recipe or watch video 100 times. Success!

  • Great app!

    by Ms. Skater

    A lot of useful information to help you in the kitchen! Great resource to have on my iPhone.

  • Holiday foodie for Food52

    by juflu45

    My absolute favorite food app bar none!

  • Enjoyment

    by Mjhfw

    Wonderful site. Love the recipes.

  • Love this app!

    by Mcampos60

    I love this app I used it over the holiday last year and it was so helpful. I live the video & step by step features:)

  • Pretty good

    by bory606

    This app easy to use and helpful.

  • Great App!

    by twag10

    The waffle recipe has become a favorite in my home. This is a great app!

  • Favorite app

    by Samandangel

    This app has the best recipes out of all the apps I've looked into. I've been able to use the recipes for holidays, and normal meals. This app has been so helpful, and I love the pictures and hints that come with it. I would suggest it to anyone that wants a delicious meal.


    by AmandaCoff

    So easy to navigate through, interactive! Love the laid back text vibe and the variety of recipes is vast! Thanks!!


    by FoodieO

    I LOVE this app! The recipes are diverse and have interesting, appetizing touches that make them all sound absolutely scrumptious. It is very easy to navigate, has beautiful pictures and even videos to demonstrate many of the techniques. For the price of a magazine, it's well worth the money.

  • review 52

    by Stanley Blaugrund

    Extremely well thought out and presented. I expect to try many of the recipes. Keep them coming!

  • OMG best recipes ever!!!!

    by Scottygrrl32

    Love it!

  • Great app easy!

    by MishaPhillips

    I really liked this app easy to navigate and am excitedly waiting for their next one!

  • too difficult to use.

    by vi of NorthernCalif.

    not intuitive ....I do not like. .... too pricy for it's content.... I hoped for a practical guide to party giving ...with steps of preparation; this is a "know before" to search... so much pre-knowledge is required to use. with much social connecting ...not a stand alone App.

  • by Alexa9264

    Really great recipes! Love them!! Easy to use!

  • Wonderful

    by Athena 65

    Love this book! Best food ever.

  • Great!

    by Cathyap

    The ideas are perfect, the ingredients fresh and the videos are genius

  • Love it!

    by Temani h

    This app is great. Makes me feel so sophisticated. The recipes are elevated and make me feel like im making something really special. Love the slides that show "how to" and even the design of the app is lovely. Great tips as well. 5 star app for sure!

  • Goodies

    by Meditation time

    Want to make it all in my own home Everything looks so wonderful thank you for the ideas and suggestions

  • Old & New

    by 123junk

    Great remakes of the classic menus and reinventing new menus for today's taste. Just wish there were more of the new grain recipes!

  • Food 52

    by Kd751

    My first book by Open Air and what a great experience. Engaging, informative video interaction Who knew an ebook would be this exciting. Will tell all my friends and get the photography one next

  • Great app

    by Orkanman21

    I used this app for thanksgiving and the recipes were a hit!

  • Food 52

    by This is lies not buy

    Great app

  • Wonderful App

    by Gigiteach

    Great recipes and tips!

  • Great recipes, only wish there were more available from the app!

    by What crap

    Love... Love... Love

  • Love this app!!!

    by 3Sharps

    One of my favorites!

  • Incredible!

    by Loboface

    Well written, easy to follow even for amateur cooks and entertainers. Has become a staple in my arsenal year round.

  • Awesome App!

    by Me&G

    I love this app. There are many food apps out there but this one is really good and worth the money. You won't be disappointed.

  • Love this one

    by kimmyh

    Really helpful to have such detail with recipes. Pictures are great. Lots of fun exploring with cooking using their site.

  • Love this app

    by CMBSprad

    I love to entertain, and love the fact that these recipes are easy to follow.

  • Awesome and great app!!!

    by DITASRS

    Love it!

  • Love the plans!

    by Anamarine

    I always have difficulty with the party menu. This has so many great ideas as well as schedules to follow.

  • Awesome app!!!

    by knee-coal

    I love this app. It's great for holiday preparation, and learning new techniques! Definitely recommend!

  • Excellent!

    by DMF462

    Glad I downloaded this app. Excellent recipes and I love the format.

  • Fantastic

    by Kpy8686

    Lots of beautiful fresh recipes. Love this app!

  • Excellent!

    by BJustus

    This app has great ideas with easy explanations. The recipes are wonderful!

  • Beautiful app

    by Nicolecorona

    This cooking app is a joy to use! Many great recipes to inspire. Thanks!

  • Super app

    by Tbomb0612

    Great app!! Very helpful

  • Yummah

    by Karen Kuespert


  • Great recipes

    by Jungywungy

    Easy to follow, first time easy executable recipes, family enjoyed a few for thanksgiving!

  • Beautiful

    by Pikachusuzy

    This is a beautiful app! I love the very concise instructions for the recipes! Nicely done! Very smooth in operation. I love it!

  • Amazing

    by My name is here 11111

    Love it

  • Favorite!

    by tisalaska

    Love this app! My favorite new go to cooking app. Great pix, easy to follow, yummy recipes with easy attainable ingredients! Highly recommend for any level cook!

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