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 that you’ve stumbled on a very different sort of cookbook. 1 clove garlic (smash 1/3, […]

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 you like. With Holzhauer-esque speed, they will answer: What is al dente? And they’ll be […]

27 Genius Grilling Recipes for Smarter, Better Cookouts

With Genius Recipes correspondent Kristen off for a few months trying to raise a genius newborn, we’re revisiting the column’s Greatest Hits with brand-new videos—and hearing from a few special surprise guests. Wish her luck! (And keep sending those tips.) It’s official now: we’ve hit the season where all we want to do is cook and eat […]

20 Genius Desserts That Couldn’t Be Easier

It’s the season of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, nectarines, and watermelons—oh, I could go on. All this is to say: It’s the season of dessert. In the interest of eating as much of this as possible, while spending as much time in the sun as possible, we’ve gathered our 20 easiest summer sweets, all 100% […]

15 Genius Tomato Recipes, Because It’s the Best Time of Year

With Genius Recipes correspondent Kristen off for a few months trying to raise a genius newborn, we’re revisiting the column’s Greatest Hits with brand-new videos—and hearing from a few special surprise guests. Wish her luck! (And keep sending those tips.) Behold: 15 genius things we can do with tomatoes (besides this). There’s a no-knead pizza, […]

No-Cook, No-Sweat, No-Churn Lemon Ice Cream From a Southern Cooking Legend

With Genius Recipes correspondent Kristen off for a few months trying to raise a genius newborn, we’re revisiting the column’s Greatest Hits with brand-new videos—and hearing from a few special surprise guests. Wish her luck! (And keep sending those tips.) No matter how sticky-hot it is—or how slim the supplies in your kitchen happen to […]

Jamie Oliver’s Genius One-Pot Chicken Is Simple, Saucy Comfort

With Genius Recipes correspondent Kristen off for a few months trying to raise a genius newborn, we’re revisiting the column’s Greatest Hits—and hearing from a few special surprise guests—with brand-new videos. Wish her luck! (And keep sending those tips.) Jamie Oliver has been known to do otherworldly things with chicken, given a few strident ingredients […]

The Creamiest Scrambled Eggs, Thanks to a Genius Trick

With Genius Recipes correspondent Kristen off for a few months trying to raise a genius newborn, we’re revisiting the column’s Greatest Hits—and hearing from a few special surprise guests—with brand-new videos. Wish her luck! (And keep sending those tips.) There are so many decisions confronting scrambled egg lovers: Do you loosen the beaten eggs with milk or cream (or water […]

Guacamole Gets Even Better, Thanks to This Genius Move

With Genius Recipes correspondent Kristen off for a few months trying to raise a genius newborn, we’re revisiting the column’s Greatest Hits with brand-new videos—and hearing from a few special surprise guests. Wish her luck! (And keep sending those tips.) Today: How to make an even better guacamole. Shop the Story It’s pretty hard to […]

These Sweet & Sticky Chinese Ribs Are Certified Genius

With Genius Recipes correspondent Kristen off for a few months trying to raise a genius newborn, we’re hearing from a few special surprise guests—and revisiting the column’s Greatest Hits with brand-new videos. Wish her luck! (And keep sending those tips.) Photo by Julia Gartland. Food Stylist: Anna Billingskog. Prop Stylist: Brooke Deonarine. In the late […]