Genius Recipes

This One Genius Ingredient Makes Buffalo Sauce Even Better

Every week in Genius Recipes—often with your help!—Food52 Creative Director and lifelong Genius-hunter Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that will change the way you cook. Why are we trying to mess with Buffalo sauce? It’s one of life’s perfect foods,…

This Genius Trick Will Change How You Fry Eggs

Every week in Genius Recipes—often with your help!—Food52 Creative Director and lifelong Genius-hunter Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that will change the way you cook. Photo by Ty Mecham. Food Stylist: Anna Billingskog. Prop Stylist: Brooke Deonarine. I’ve promised a…

The Secret to the Lightest Pancakes I’ve Ever Tasted

Every week in Genius Recipes—often with your help!—Food52 Creative Director and lifelong Genius-hunter Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that will change the way you cook. If I whispered to you that the secret to the lightest pancakes ever was—shhhh—cottage cheese,…

Weeknight Lasagna Is Real, Thanks to a Genius New Trick

Every week in Genius Recipes—often with your help!—Food52 Creative Director and lifelong Genius-hunter Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that will change the way you cook. It feels awfully unfair that the exact food that would solve those back-to-real-life, end-of-summer blues…

A Genius 5-Minute Hummus From America’s #1 Restaurant

Every week in Genius Recipes—often with your help!—Food52 Creative Director and lifelong Genius-hunter Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that will change the way you cook. When I first heard tell of a Genius five-minute hummus, it sounded like a gimmick…

This Genius 2-Ingredient Ice Cream Just So Happens to Be Vegan

Every week in Genius Recipes—often with your help!—Food52 Creative Director and lifelong Genius-hunter Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that will change the way you cook. With just two ingredients, you can blend together a cold, creamy ice cream base, then…

The Italian Pasta Trick No One Talks About

Every week in Genius Recipes—often with your help!—Food52 Creative Director and lifelong Genius-hunter Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that will change the way you cook. When a kitchen trick makes something both better-tasting and easier to cook, you have to…

A New Perfect Tomato Sandwich

Every week in Genius Recipes—often with your help!—Food52 Creative Director and lifelong Genius-hunter Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that will change the way you cook. You’ll never know how protective people are of their favorite sandwich until you write about…

Genius Vegetarian Tacos Just Right for One (or 10)

Every week in Genius Recipes—often with your help!—Food52 Creative Director and lifelong Genius-hunter Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that will change the way you cook. Thumb to page 16 of Anita Lo’s cookbook Solo—where these tacos live—and you’ll immediately see…

This Genius Italian Pasta Salad Breaks the #1 Rule in Pasta Cookery

Every week in Genius Recipes—often with your help!—Food52 Creative Director and lifelong Genius-hunter Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that will change the way you cook. Try this: Ask the closest person to you what texture pasta should be. Jeopardy-style, if…