I’m a fan of the Food52 website, where the amateur and professional worlds of food enthusiasts mix and mingle (the line is increasingly blurred these days, anyway).

This book collects contest winners from each week of one year on Food52 – which means that all of these recipes can be found, for free, on the website.  That’s not necessarily a disqualifier in a cookbook, even if it means fewer sales; it’s nice to have them all together in one attractive package, each recipe followed by comments from Food52 readers.  The testing, though, was something of a mixed bag; stunners rubbing shoulders with some fairly ordinary entries.

Click here to read today’s review of The Food52 Cookbook, vol. 2 in the Boston Globe.