Five Fun Things


The cutest, weirdest candles.

How often do you call your mom? This video made me laugh.


Just in time for Passover, two Brooklyn-based friends from summer camp thirty years ago are taking matzo to the next level with flavors like Himalayan sea salt, everything bagel seasoning and cinnamon sugar.


Do you guys watch Broad City? I find it totally hilarious. This week, Ilana and Abbi answered readers’ questions on twitter. Their answers were off-the-cuff and great. (I especially loved this one.)


Food52 launched a new app called (Not) Recipes, where food lovers can share favorite meals they make in easy steps. As Jenny says, they’re the type of recipes that “you can exchange in an elevator ride with a friend.”

P.S. More fun things, and stories about strangers.

(Candles via Swissmiss. Salad photo by Phyllis Grant for Food52.)

  1. The mom video!! I have asked the W9, birth certificate, cable password, and social security questions pretty much word-for-word. Also had a “you turned my room into WHAT?!” moment, although that was in person. They really nailed it.

  2. I just downloaded that app, it’s awesome! Especially if you’re looking for quick meal inspiration.

  3. Clare Agra says...

    Love, love, LOVE Broad City

  4. Stella says...

    LOVED the mom video. Every bit of it – is us.
    Just finished a Dr Mom and Baking session with my daughter right now !

  5. Alice Quin says...

    Love these! The candle and mom video especially.

  6. Gretchen says...

    Those Quarter Life Crisis videos are genius. I actually sent my mother a picture of my tongue last week.

  7. The Matzo Project? LOL.

  8. I love crazy candles and seriously I am obsessed with Broad City!! =)

  9. such a great post! love F52 and BC too! a great pick-me-up on a grey Southern day!

  10. I’m in love with those candles. As an avid candle collector, I definitely need those in my collection! xx

  11. I can’t bear to watch the video because I just lost my mother. However, I will say, CALL YOUR MOM NOW because one day you won’t be able to.

    • Katie says...


    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thinking of you. xoxoxo

    • Colleen says...

      So sorry lovely. It gets better! I’ve been without a mom for 18 years now, half my life, and I always marvel that I’ve made it when people look to their moms for the most minor things.

    • Summer says...

      I’m so sorry to hear this.

    • Caroline says...

      I’m sorry for your loss.

  12. Lol that video! I feel like that was exactly me about 5 years ago. Now that I have two little girls of my own, I find myself calling my mom the same amount, but for baby, parenting and marriage advice! How incredible mothers are :)


  13. Danielle says...

    I IMMEDIATELY just shared that video with my mom. So, so spot on.

    • Lindsay says...

      Same! I would 100% send my mom that picture, as would all 3 of my bros. Moms for life.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      i would definitely send my mom my weird-looking tongue haha.

  14. Tawny says...

    I’ve been in love with Food52 for at least a year. Such a great site.

  15. Love the idea of the (Not)Recipes app! I’m an avid cook and so often people are asking me for my recipes or how I came up with something and I’m always at a loss for how to say “I just threw a bunch of sh*t together.” LOL!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      haha you should have that be the tag on all your app photos :)

  16. Sounds like a brilliant app!

  17. Samantha says...

    uploading (not)recipes right. now. Thanks!!

  18. Lauren says...

    If you love Broad City (and who doesn’t — it’s the best), you MUST start listening to the podcast ‘2 Dope Queens’ ( — it’s the second most popular podcast in the country right now, and it is AMAZING. You will be laughing so hard in public that people will think you’re losing your mind. Plus it stars the incredible Jessica Williams from The Daily Show. Seriously, everyone, listen to this podcast!!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thank you!!! LOVE jessica williams.

    • Summer says...

      Thanks, Lauren! Downloading now!

  19. Will have to download that app right away; can’t tell you how often I’m desperate for an idea at the supermarket and need SOMETHING, anything quick and easy to make. Thanks for featuring it and for brightening up yet another day with my daily cup of jo! :)

  20. Kelcey says...

    I LOVE Broad City. It took me a minute to get into it, but I ended up bombing through the whole first season in a week while working on a project. I also especially love that Ilana is wearing a pin designed by a friend of mine in the top photo (on her bag). Very cool that their wardrobe department is supporting cool, small businesses!