The Story Behind Bryant Terry’s Marinade That Brings Vegetables to Life

The Genius Recipe Tapes is a weekly show from Food52’s new podcast network, featuring all the uncut gems from the weekly Genius Recipes column and video series. This week, Kristen spoke with Bryant Terry about his Genius asparagus recipe.

This week …

The Genius Recipe Tapes is a weekly show from Food52's new podcast network, featuring all the uncut gems from the weekly Genius Recipes column and video series. This week, Kristen spoke with Bryant Terry about his Genius asparagus recipe.


This week on The Genius Recipe Tapes, cookbook author, food activist, and chef Bryant Terry joins lifelong Genius hunter Kristen Miglore. They discuss Bryant's Atlanta (the TV show, not the city)-inspired lemon-pepper marinade, the musical pairings in Vegetable Kingdom, the technique of blanching then roasting vegetables, and how a silky tofu marinade-slash-sauce will breathe new life into any and all vegetables you may have forgotten in the crisper drawer.

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Hetty McKinnon on Bean Water, Tall Poppy Syndrome & Being Deviant in the Kitchen

The Genius Recipe Tapes is a weekly show from Food52’s new podcast network, featuring all the uncut gems from the weekly Genius Recipes column and video series. This week, Kristen spoke with Hetty McKinnon about her Genius whipped hummus recipe.

Thi…

The Genius Recipe Tapes is a weekly show from Food52's new podcast network, featuring all the uncut gems from the weekly Genius Recipes column and video series. This week, Kristen spoke with Hetty McKinnon about her Genius whipped hummus recipe.


This week on The Genius Recipe Tapes, cookbook author, recipe developer, podcaster, and salad-slinger Hetty McKinnon joins host Kristen Miglore to talk bean water, Hetty's secret double life in Sydney, and why it took a 9,000-mile journey away to get closer to home.

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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 Story Behind Sami Tamimi & Tara Wigley’s Un-Mess-Upable Shakshuka

The Genius Recipe Tapes is a weekly show from Food52’s new podcast network, featuring all the uncut gems from the weekly Genius Recipes column and video series. This week, Kristen spoke with co-authors Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley about their new book F…

The Genius Recipe Tapes is a weekly show from Food52's new podcast network, featuring all the uncut gems from the weekly Genius Recipes column and video series. This week, Kristen spoke with co-authors Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley about their new book Falastin. This transcript has been edited and condensed for clarity.


This week on The Genius Recipe Tapes, Falastin co-authors Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley join Kristen to discuss what it was like for Sami to rediscover and reimagine foods of his childhood, why Tara is a pathological quadruple-batcher, and the stress-free Scrambled Red Shakshuka from their book.

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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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How Carla Hall Bakes (& Eats) A Perfect Biscuit

The Genius Recipe Tapes is a weekly show from Food52’s new podcast network, featuring all the uncut gems from the weekly Genius Recipes column and video series. This week, Kristen spoke with chef, cookbook author, and TV personality Carla Hall. This tr…

The Genius Recipe Tapes is a weekly show from Food52's new podcast network, featuring all the uncut gems from the weekly Genius Recipes column and video series. This week, Kristen spoke with chef, cookbook author, and TV personality Carla Hall. This transcript has been edited and condensed for clarity.


As Kristen announced a few weeks ago, over the past few months, we've been hard at work on a fun, new project: The Genius Recipe Tapes—aka more genius, and now for your ears.

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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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