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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33 Genius Grilling Recipes for Smarter, Better Cookouts

It’s official now: we’ve hit the season where all we want to do is cook and eat (and swim and cannonball) outside. And—nothing against burgers and steaks—but with so much summer still stretched out ahead, we could use a few more genius…

It's official now: we've hit the season where all we want to do is cook and eat (and swim and cannonball) outside. And—nothing against burgers and steaks—but with so much summer still stretched out ahead, we could use a few more genius ways to work our grills. 

On the grill, we can cook entire dinners, and anything from whole beasts (within reason) to quick skewered bits. Our grill will make stars of the parts of vegetables you'd normally throw out. And don't forget, the charcoal sort will give us not just smoke and a hot grate, but coals to cook in down below. Here are 33 Genius grilling recipes to help you get friendly with fire. 

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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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How to Make Cinnamon Rolls That Stay Pillowy-Soft for Days

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.

In one of my most vivid memories, I’m watching my parents make cinnamon rol…

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.


In one of my most vivid memories, I’m watching my parents make cinnamon rolls from scratch on Christmas morning. Flour and mess are everywhere; dough is coiled directly on the counter. The house smells like the siren song of Cinnabon at the airport. I want our home to feel like this every day! And it happened exactly once.

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This Chocolate Cake Makes Its Own Hot Fudge Sauce

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.

I’m not looking for a dessert with sprinkles or sparkles or a well-meaning …

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.


I’m not looking for a dessert with sprinkles or sparkles or a well-meaning greeting piped on top. Not right now.

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My New Favorite Eggs—in 5 Minutes Flat

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 a fix for faster—much, much faster—egg salad, withou…

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 a fix for faster—much, much faster—egg salad, without having to boil and peel and cool and, with maddening unpredictability, tweeze bits of eggshell.

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