Dreamy-Smooth Hummus From a Kitchen Oops

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.

What if every time we fumbled in the kitchen—a teaspoon for a tablespoon,…

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.


What if every time we fumbled in the kitchen—a teaspoon for a tablespoon, baking powder for soda, a splash of vanilla for a whole tumbling bottle—could not only work, but also make something new and genius?

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The Fastest, Fluffiest Muffins With a Genius Secret Ingredient

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.

Outside of my food writer life—in my real, scrambled, messy life—you will…

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.


Outside of my food writer life—in my real, scrambled, messy life—you will not catch me making muffins. Or hand pies, or stuffed peppers, or mini-quiches, or most other things where each serving requires its own pampering, its own zone to clean. This is why we have cake.

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Scrambled Shakshuka Is Almost Impossible to Mess Up

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.

In the past decade, we’ve seen shakshuka crash onto brunch menus and Inst…

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.


In the past decade, we’ve seen shakshuka crash onto brunch menus and Instagram feeds and Trader Joe’s starter kits the world over. It’s shape-shifted into pizzas and pastas and collided, to eye-popping effect, with the avocado toast trend.

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Hey, Genius Hunters—We Made A Podcast!

For nearly a decade now, with your help, I’ve been uncovering the recipes that have changed the way we cook. The purest tomato sauce. A category-defining guacamole. The simplest and best roast chicken. A decade. (1)

These recipes are so good, so memor…

For nearly a decade now, with your help, I’ve been uncovering the recipes that have changed the way we cook. The purest tomato sauce. A category-defining guacamole. The simplest and best roast chicken. A decade. (1)

These recipes are so good, so memorable, and so oops-where-did-the-decade-go? enduring, that over the years we started making not just articles, but cookbooks, newsletters, and videos about them, too. But there’s still so much more happening behind the scenes that we haven’t been able to share—until now.

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The Very Best Way to Cook Cherry Tomatoes

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.

In all of five minutes, you can have the brightest little tomatoes you’ve…

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.


In all of five minutes, you can have the brightest little tomatoes you’ve ever tasted. They will make your dal, your fried eggs, your tacos irresistible—that is, if you don’t leave them behind and decide to just eat Green Chile & Cherry Tomato Pickle from here on out instead.

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This Speedy Sauce Ended My Pasta Rut

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.

Though there have been more ambitious moments the past five months—the we…

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.


Though there have been more ambitious moments the past five months—the week of the bo ssam, every crispy cheesy pan pizza and buttermilk biscuit I’ve tested for this column—if I’m being honest what I’ve eaten is…the same two pastas. I don’t think I’m alone. (Please tell me I’m not alone.)

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How to Magically Turn Corn Into Butter

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.

This little recipe lived quite a life, until it vanished. Read More >&…

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.


This little recipe lived quite a life, until it vanished.

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Nigella’s No-Churn Ice Cream Is a Genius Way to Chill Out

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. Today: 4 ingredients. 1 step. No cooking. No churning….

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. Today: 4 ingredients. 1 step. No cooking. No churning. Ice cream!

Not having an ice cream maker never stopped us before. We've done all kinds of weird stuff in the name of doing it for ourselves. We've nested coffee cans and shaken (or kicked) them; we've returned obsessively to the freezer to stir; we may or may not have purchased this ball.

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Samin Nosrat’s Instant Green Soup With a Power Ingredient

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.

This soup, which comes from our great Salt Fat Acid Heat teacher Samin No…

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.


This soup, which comes from our great Salt Fat Acid Heat teacher Samin Nosrat, could not be more satisfying, just as it's written. It comes together in moments, yet makes an astonishingly green soup that sings and dances and hula-hoops with flavor.

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The #1 Most Fun Way to Eat More Vegetables

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.

Sohla El-Waylly started with a mission to make a refreshing, Dorito-free …

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.


Sohla El-Waylly started with a mission to make a refreshing, Dorito-free road trip snack—that could compete with the deliciousness of Doritos.

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