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16 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Amanda Hesser. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Amanda Hesser, often where they are interviewed.

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16 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Amanda Hesser. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Amanda Hesser, often where they are interviewed.

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Food52’s surprising success story, with co-founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs

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Food writers Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs turned a book deal into a digital publishing and retail company. Then they spent 10 years turning that company into something worth more than $100 million. They tell Recode Media’s Peter Kafka what they learned along the way — and why he was wrong to count them out years ago. Plus: A conversation with Pod Save America’s Dan Pfeiffer about the state of the 2020 race, the media strategies the candidates are using, and what they did and didn’t learn from 2016.


Featuring: Amanda Hesser (@amandahesser) and Merrill Stubbs (@merrillstubbs), Co-Founders of Food52

and Dan Pfieiffer (@danpfeiffer) author of Un-Trumping America, co-host of Pod Save America

Host: Peter Kafka (@pkafka), Senior Editor at Recode

More to explore: Subscribe for free to Recode Media, Peter Kafka, one of the media industry's most acclaimed reporters, talks to business titans, journalists, comedians, and more to get their take on today's media landscape.

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Feb 20 2020 · 53mins
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Amanda Hesser, CEO of Food52: “When push comes to shove... skillset doesn’t matter. It’s the trust in the relationship.”

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If you’re looking for some dinner inspiration, look no further than Food52. And this week, we sat down with its co-founder and CEO, Amanda Hesser. She’s had some of our dream jobs, including apprenticing in kitchens across Europe and writing about food for The New York Times. In this episode, she reveals how she turned her passion for cooking and writing into a company.

Episode highlights: Amanda shares how she learned to trust her gut (8:57), why she struggled in corporate environments (11:34), and how she acts on feedback from the Food52 community (22:40). 

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Jan 29 2020 · 27mins
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Amanda Hesser on food media's effects on "taste"

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A conversation with Amanda Hesser. Amanda Hesser is CEO and co-founder of food, home, and lifestyle brand, Food52. Now in its 10th year, Food52 has evolved wildly from the recipe-sharing site it used to solely be, and recently closed a very large funding round (which we’ll get to in a bit). Amanda and I will be picking up where UK food writer Sybil Kapoor and I left off last week. We discussed what “taste” means, how it is biologically, culturally, and socially constructed, and why it’s important to continually challenge our own… and today, we’ll be exploring how “taste” is determined in our -- supposedly-- algorithmically-optimized worlds, if our unique “taste” is indeed our own, and whether SEO-driven content hurts or helps us.

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Nov 17 2019 · 43mins
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Food52's Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs on their community media model

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Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs worked together for five years before cofounding Food52 in 2009. That was enough time for them to recognize a gap in the online landscape. Americans were getting more serious about food and cooking as rewarding pursuits and social opportunities but the internet had yet to reflect that movement.

"We felt that aside from food blogs, which were really exploding, there was no platform for real people to have a say, to share their knowledge and expertise, to have a social experience with one another," said Stubbs on this week's episode of the Digiday Podcast.

Their answer was a website that serves as a content publisher, a forum and a good place to shop for pots and pans. And people do turn to the site for kitchenware: Food52's revenue comes roughly 75% from commerce and 25% from ads, Hesser said. The Chernin Group recently paid $83 million for a majority stake in Food52.

In our latest podcast, Hesser and Stubbs discussed the 19th-century antecedent to crowdsourced recipes, the majority stake acquisition taken up in Food52 by the Chernin Group and a few straightforward recipes that everyone should know.

Nov 12 2019 · 36mins
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Amanda Hesser: Food52 Co-Founder and CEO

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Amanda Hesser is responsible for the chic e-commerce and community site Food52, which she launched with co-founder Merrill Stubbs in 2009. Before she struck out on her own, the foodie had a thriving career as an editor for The New York Times and as a cookbook author, both unexpected paths seeing as the entrepreneur studied economics and finance in college. "I had no idea really what I wanted to do, but I knew the sort of lifestyle I wanted," she tells Hillary Kerr on episode 33 of Second Life. Here's how she made the leap from cooking to writing to running her own company.

Oct 08 2018 · 37mins
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Amanda Hesser, Co-Founder/CEO, Food52

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Amanda Hesser is the co-founder and CEO of kitchen and home company, Food52, which she started with food writer, Merrill Stubbs, in 2009. From 1997 to 2008, Amanda was a reporter and food editor at The New York Times. She is author of Cooking for Mr. Latte: A Food Lover’s Courtship, with Recipes, The Cook and the Gardener, and NYT bestseller, The Essential New York Times Cookbook. She co-author with Merrill Stubbs of several Food52 cookbooks including her most recent, A New Way to Dinner.

This show is broadcast live on Wednesday's at 2PM ET on W4CY Radio – (www.w4cy.com) part of Talk 4 Radio (http://www.talk4radio.com/) on the Talk 4 Media Network (http://www.talk4media.com/).
Oct 04 2018 · 49mins
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Amanda Hesser, Food52

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Co-founder and CEO of  Food52

Amanda Hesser was raised as the youngest of four, the daughter of an entrepreneur and with a Mom who was cooking for the family in a way that was ahead of her time. Listen to the story of Amanda’s journey from New York Time’s food writer and reporter to the co-Founder of Food52, a kitchen and home company serving a like-minded community of Foodies!

To hear the full Women to Watch Media interview with Amanda, listen below.

https://women2watch.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/wtw011518.mp3

Full Biography

Amanda  Hesser is the co-founder and CEO of kitchen and home company Food52, which she started with Merrill Stubbs in 2009. From 1997 to 2008, she was a reporter and food editor at The New York Times. Amanda is the author of Cooking for Mr. Latte: A Food Lover’s Courtship, with Recipes and The Cook and the Gardener, and the co-author of three Food52 cookbooks. Her The Essential New York Times Cookbook was a New York Times Best Seller, and her most recent book, written with Merrill, is A New Way to Dinner. Amanda has been named one of the 50 most influential women in food by Gourmet, played herself in the Nora Ephron film, Julie & Julia, created the Twitter app Plodt, and served on President Obama’s Commission on White House Fellowships. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and twins.

For more information on Amanda and Food52, check out the links below!

Jan 16 2018 ·
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Ep 27: Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs of Food52.com on Feeding Their Passions

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'The Partners'.

Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs are the co-founders of Food52.com. Their goal was to create the first crowd sourced, online cook book. As you will see if you visit the site, they have already achieved much, much more than that - a fully realized food, cooking and lifestyle community and ecommerce destination. 

I talked to Amanda and Merrill about the birth and evolution of their partnership, about why they spent 5 years testing 1400 recipes and about the existential challenge of auditioning to play the part of you.

Oct 21 2017 · 1hr 1min
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Ep. 58: Amanda Hesser, Co-founder and CEO of Food52, Carves Her Own Path

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Amanda Hesser is the Co-founder and CEO of Food52, which has been described as an online food empire. Before Food52, Amanda was a celebrated food writer for the New York Times, the author of several cookbooks, including the New York Times Essential Cookbook, and had reached the top of her field.  But she was determined to keep challenging herself and to forge a career that truly made her happy, and she made the bold leap to entrepreneurship. Neither of Amanda's parents went to college, and Amanda views this as an advantage -- she was not expected to conform to a set of rules or a particular path, so she carved her own.

Jun 06 2017 · 26mins
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Episode 07: The Surprises Never Stop Coming - Amanda Hesser & Merrill Stubbs, Food52

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Chatting with Amanda Hesser & Merrill Stubbs, Founders of Food52.

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Jan 09 2017 · 29mins
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