Your Summer Calendar, in 14 Dishes (We’re Planning Ahead)

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In the spirit of looking ahead, we’re planning for the glorious summer bounty that’s to come in the next 14 weeks (and rounded up some Shop favorites to help you show off the season’s best). Save the date for strawberries, corn, tomatoes—coming to a farmer’s market near you.

Consider this your summer spoiler alert.

May 22: Rhubarb

Rye & Rhubarb Anytime Cake

Rye & Rhubarb Anytime Cake by Sarah Jampel

A nonstick pan guaranteed to slip that cake out perfectly intact, and a sunny stand to display the masterful results.

Nordic Ware Round Cake Pans (Set of 2)

Nordic Ware Round Cake Pans (Set of 2)

Food52 x Mosser Chelsea Glass Cake Stand

Food52 x Mosser Chelsea Glass Cake Stand

May 29: Asparagus

Pan-Roasted Asparagus with Brown Butter, Lemon, and Eggs Mimosa

Pan-Roasted Asparagus with Brown Butter, Lemon, and Eggs Mimosa by Sara Jenkins

Your asparagus will stay snappy with clever fridge storage bags and you’ll scoop with snazz when scooping your hard-boileds out of the pot.

Fresh Vegetable Storage Bags

Fresh Vegetable Storage Bags

Brass Egg Spoon

Brass Egg Spoon

June 5: Radishes

Cucumber and Radish Salad with Harissa Yogurt

Cucumber and Radish Salad with Harissa Yogurt by Poppy’s Catering

Pile crunchy salads into single-serving bowls wearing pastels for summer and match with vintage flatware that’s always in season.

Porcelain Gelato Bowls (Set of 4)

Porcelain Gelato Bowls (Set of 4)

Vintage Silver-Plated Eclectic Flatware (Sets of 4)

Vintage Silver-Plated Eclectic Flatware (Sets of 4)

June 12: Strawberries

Pickled Strawberry Jam

Pickled Strawberry Jam by Christina Tosi

Jam like a pro in a roomy extra heat-conductive pan, then preserve the best of summer in classic Weck jars.

Kilner Stainless Steel Jam Pan

Kilner Stainless Steel Jam Pan

Weck Mold Jars (Set of 6)

Weck Mold Jars (Set of 6)

June 19: Swiss chard

Chard Salad with Garlic Breadcrumbs and Parmesan

Chard Salad with Garlic Breadcrumbs and Parmesan by Merrill Stubbs

Plan a bread baking project for a long weekend and use a chunk for homemade crumbs! And these bowls’ shred-in-bowl action saves you from one more dirty dish.

Emile Henry Ceramic Bread Cloche

Emile Henry Ceramic Bread Cloche

Margrethe Nested Mixing Bowls & Specialty Lids

Margrethe Nested Mixing Bowls & Specialty Lids

June 26: Peas

Salmon Fillet with Snap Peas & Lemony Crème Fraîche Dressing

Salmon Fillet with Snap Peas & Lemony Crème Fraîche Dressing by Sara Jenkins

A company-worthy summertime meal demands a pretty, handmade platter and vintage-classic serving utensils.

Food52 Serving Platter, by Jono Pandolfi

Food52 Serving Platter, by Jono Pandolfi

Vintage Serving Forks (Set of 2)

Vintage Serving Forks (Set of 2)

July 3: String Beans

Thoran

Thoran by Michael Snyder

This wok gets screaming hot for a nice scorch on those string beans—serve them in a deep, woodsy bowl (that will come in handy for every summer salad).

Mauviel M'steel Wok

Mauviel M’steel Wok

Handcrafted Wood Bowls

Handcrafted Wood Bowls

July 10: Cucumbers

Hothouse Cooler

Hothouse Cooler by Kendra Vaculin

Simple glassware for simple summer coolers, plus a juicer ’cause you’ll get hooked on having the fresh stuff around for cocktails.

Simple Glass Tumblers (Set of 6)

Simple Glass Tumblers (Set of 6)

H-AA Slow Juicer

H-AA Slow Juicer

July 17: Peppers

Peperonata (Red Pepper Stew)

Peperonata (Red Pepper Stew) by Emiko

For this stew, there’s a fair bit of slicing and stirring ahead, but it’s made all the easier with handsome Italian knives and a gang of wooden spoons.

Baker's Dozen Wooden Spoons (Sets of 13)

Baker’s Dozen Wooden Spoons (Sets of 13)

Berti Black-Handled Italian Kitchen Knives

Berti Black-Handled Italian Kitchen Knives

July 24: Summer squash

Thai Summer Squash Curry

Thai Summer Squash Curry by Alexandra Dawson

Never skimp on the fresh pepper, and never skimp on everyday bowls.

Peugeot Paris Chef USelect Stainless Steel Pepper & Salt Mills

Peugeot Paris Chef USelect Stainless Steel Pepper & Salt …

Grey Swirl Glass Shallow Bowls (Set of 4)

Grey Swirl Glass Shallow Bowls (Set of 4)

July 31: Corn

Summer Weekend Pasta

Summer Weekend Pasta by Amanda Hesser

Make your own pasta with the kids. Serve it up in a gorgeous handmade bowl to impress the adults.

Walnut Pasta Cutter

Walnut Pasta Cutter

Large Porcelain Serving Bowl

Large Porcelain Serving Bowl

August 7: Tomatoes

Sue Lyon's Tomato Pie

Sue Lyon’s Tomato Pie by Sara Jenkins

A go-to pie plate and a pie server that says “I heart tomatoes”.

Heart Pie Server

Heart Pie Server

British Porcelain 11

British Porcelain 11″ Pie Plate

August 14: Blueberries

Pavlova with Boozy Blueberry Sauce

Pavlova with Boozy Blueberry Sauce by Deborah Davis

Make quick work of those egg whites with a handmade separator and ridged baking sheets guarantee no stuck pavlova.

Ceramic Egg Separator

Ceramic Egg Separator

Nordic Ware Prism Aluminum Baking Sheets

Nordic Ware Prism Aluminum Baking Sheets

August 21: Blackberries

No-Cook Blackberry-Lemon Ice Cream

No-Cook Blackberry-Lemon Ice Cream by Posie Harwood

More ice cream inspiration from our cookbook, and the only scoop worthy of summer’s golden child.

Signed Copy: Food52 Ice Cream & Friends

Signed Copy: Food52 Ice Cream & Friends

Solid Brass Ice Cream Scoop

Solid Brass Ice Cream Scoop

August 28: Peaches

Grilled Peach, Halloumi, and Mint

Grilled Peach, Halloumi, and Mint “Caprese” by MariaR

Start with a never-fail charcoal chimney, add grilling grids that ensure not a peach will be sacrificed to hot coals, and end with a summer salad that whistles.

Stainless Steel Charcoal Chimney Starter

Stainless Steel Charcoal Chimney Starter

Grilling Grids (Set of 2)

Grilling Grids (Set of 2)

September 4: Grapes (Say hi to fall!)

Concord Grape and Lemon Soda

Concord Grape and Lemon Soda by Merrill Stubbs

Here’s to the best summer ever!

Shibori-Dyed Cocktail Napkins (Set of 4)

Shibori-Dyed Cocktail Napkins (Set of 4)

Seagrass Pitcher & Tumblers

Seagrass Pitcher & Tumblers

What summer fruit or vegetable are you most looking forward to welcoming back into your kitchen? And what’s the first thing you do with it?

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