Food52 Genius Recipes
100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook
By Kristen Miglore
Foreword by Amanda Hesser & Merrill Stubbs
Marcella Hazan’s tomato sauce with onion and butter. Jim Lahey’s no-knead bread. Yotam Ottolenghi’s hummus. Nigella Lawson’s dense chocolate cake. These are what Food52 executive editor Kristen Miglore calls genius recipes. Passed down from the cookbook authors, chefs and bloggers who made them legendary, these foolproof recipes make us rethink the way we cook.
Here, Miglore has compiled 100 of the most essential ones—nearly half of which have never been featured on Food52. They might involve an unexpectedly simple technique, debunk a kitchen myth, or apply a familiar ingredient in a new way. Genius Recipes is destined to become every home cook’s go-to resource for smart, memorable cooking—because no one cook could have taught us so much.
KRISTEN MIGLORE is the executive editor at Food52.com. Her writing has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Saveur, and The Atlantic, and she was nominated for a James Beard Award for the Genius Recipes column in 2014. This year, Kristen is a finalist for an IACP Award for Best Culinary-Based Column, and Food52 is an IACP finalist for Best Culinary Website.