The Silkiest Pasta Sauce From Any Veg You’ve Got

Every week in Genius Recipes—often with your help!—Food52 Founding Editor and lifelong Genius-hunter Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that will change the way you cook.

This recipe started as the white flag in a feud with eggplant—its sponge-is…

Every week in Genius Recipes—often with your help!—Food52 Founding Editor and lifelong Genius-hunter Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that will change the way you cook.


This recipe started as the white flag in a feud with eggplant—its sponge-ish behavior, its peculiar demands for salt-leaching and vigilant frying—but it turns out to be a technique that can help you melt just about any vegetable into a rich, pasta-hugging sauce.

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‘The Best Salad You’ve Ever Eaten in Your Life’

Every week in Genius Recipes—often with your help!—Food52 Founding Editor and lifelong Genius-hunter Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that will change the way you cook.

This salad has everything going for it: You can make it in one bowl. You ca…

Every week in Genius Recipes—often with your help!—Food52 Founding Editor and lifelong Genius-hunter Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that will change the way you cook.


This salad has everything going for it: You can make it in one bowl. You can prep it ahead—for picnics, for barbecues, for dinner tonight. You can swirl it into a bright, herby, creamy, juicy, crisp thrillfest, in very little time.

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10 Years Later, I’m Still in Awe of This Sorbet

Every week in Genius Recipes—often with your help!—Food52 Founding Editor and lifelong Genius-hunter Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that will change the way you cook.

Ten years ago this week, I started writing about Genius Recipes for Food52 …

Every week in Genius Recipes—often with your help!—Food52 Founding Editor and lifelong Genius-hunter Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that will change the way you cook.


Ten years ago this week, I started writing about Genius Recipes for Food52 and—thanks entirely to all of you—haven’t stopped since (give or take one baby).

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This Pantry Ingredient Will Change How You Cook Salmon

Every week in Genius Recipes—often with your help!—Food52 Founding Editor and lifelong Genius-hunter Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that will change the way you cook.

If there was a cooking trick that could, as if by waving a magic wand, make…

Every week in Genius Recipes—often with your help!—Food52 Founding Editor and lifelong Genius-hunter Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that will change the way you cook.


If there was a cooking trick that could, as if by waving a magic wand, make your food instantly more delicious, using one common tool and one pantry ingredient, you would want that trick, right?

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The Simple Secret to Much, Much Better Whole-Grain Pancakes

Every week in Genius Recipes—often with your help!—Food52 Founding Editor and lifelong Genius-hunter Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that will change the way you cook.

Josey Baker loves whole grains. His son, Cassidy, does not. Read More >&…

Every week in Genius Recipes—often with your help!—Food52 Founding Editor and lifelong Genius-hunter Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that will change the way you cook.


Josey Baker loves whole grains. His son, Cassidy, does not.

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Oh, *That’s* What Key Lime Pie Was Missing

Every week in Genius Recipes—often with your help!—Food52 Founding Editor and lifelong Genius-hunter Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that will change the way you cook.

Seeing a pie topped with a spectacular, toasty-tipped coif of meringue, you…

Every week in Genius Recipes—often with your help!—Food52 Founding Editor and lifelong Genius-hunter Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that will change the way you cook.


Seeing a pie topped with a spectacular, toasty-tipped coif of meringue, your first reaction might be: That looks stunning! I would really like…someone else to make it for me. (It’s definitely mine.)

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The One Recipe Alice Waters Can’t Live Without

Every week in Genius Recipes—often with your help!—Food52 Founding Editor and lifelong Genius-hunter Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that will change the way you cook.

Picture yourself at a backyard wedding celebration in Berkeley in 1987. (Fe…

Every week in Genius Recipes—often with your help!—Food52 Founding Editor and lifelong Genius-hunter Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that will change the way you cook.


Picture yourself at a backyard wedding celebration in Berkeley in 1987. (Feels good, right? Wait—come back.)

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A Lemony-Perfect Pot of Rice

Every week in Genius Recipes—often with your help!—Food52 Founding Editor and lifelong Genius-hunter Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that will change the way you cook.

If you struggle to make the rice that you want—the proud, resolute grains, …

Every week in Genius Recipes—often with your help!—Food52 Founding Editor and lifelong Genius-hunter Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that will change the way you cook.


If you struggle to make the rice that you want—the proud, resolute grains, the bright flavors that carry them from side to plate-center—you are not alone. And I know who can help.

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One-Ingredient Noodles as Easy as Scrambled Eggs

Every week in Genius Recipes—often with your help!—Food52 Founding Editor and lifelong Genius-hunter Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that will change the way you cook.

Until I tried this recipe, I would not have thought homemade noodles would …

Every week in Genius Recipes—often with your help!—Food52 Founding Editor and lifelong Genius-hunter Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that will change the way you cook.


Until I tried this recipe, I would not have thought homemade noodles would be on my agenda this week, this year, or at least until my 2-year-old has completed her mission to relocate every object in our home.

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The Creamiest Mac & Cheese (No Roux Required)

Every week in Genius Recipes—often with your help!—Food52 Founding Editor and lifelong Genius-hunter Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that will change the way you cook.

Not long ago, if you’d asked me which macaroni and cheese methodology would…

Every week in Genius Recipes—often with your help!—Food52 Founding Editor and lifelong Genius-hunter Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that will change the way you cook.


Not long ago, if you’d asked me which macaroni and cheese methodology would guarantee steadfast creaminess, I surely would have blurted out “make a béchamel,” probably followed by “Martha Stewart.”

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