Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook

They might involve an unexpectedly simple technique, debunk a kitchen myth, or apply a familiar ingredient in a new way. There are good recipes and there are great ones—and then, there are genius recipes. Once you try michael ruhlman’s fried chicken or Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi’s hummus, you’ll never want to go back to other versions.

But there’s also a surprising ginger juice you didn’t realize you were missing and will want to put on everything—and a way to cook white chocolate that finally exposes its hidden glory. Until now. These are what food52 Executive Editor Kristen Miglore calls genius recipes. Either way, with kristen at the helm, revealing and explaining the genius of each recipe, Genius Recipes is destined to become every home cook’s go-to resource for smart, memorable cooking—because no one cook could have taught us so much.

There isn’t yet a single cookbook where you can find marcella hazan’s tomato sauce with Onion and Butter, and Nigella Lawson’s Dense Chocolate Loaf Cake—plus dozens more of the most talked about, Jim Lahey’s No-Knead Bread, just-crazy-enough-to-work recipes of our time. Here, mini-recipes, she compiles 100 of the most essential ones—nearly half of which have never been featured in the column—with tips, and stunning photographs from James Ransom, riffs, in this book, to create a cooking canon that will stand the test of time.

They’re handed down by luminaries of the food world and become their legacies. Genius recipes surprise us and make us rethink the way we cook. Ten speed Press.

Food52 Genius Desserts: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Bake Food52 Works

In this follow-up to the iacp award-winning,  new york times best-selling cookbook Genius Recipes,  Food52 is back with the most beloved and talked-about desserts of our time and the under-the-radar gems that will soon join their ranks—in a collection that will make you a local legend, and a smarter baker to boot.

Drawing from her james beard award-nominated genius recipes column and powered by the cooking wisdom and generosity of the Food52 community, chefs, creative director Kristen Miglore set out to unearth the most game-changing dessert recipes from beloved cookbook authors, and bakers—and collect them all in one indispensable guide.

This led her to iconic desserts spanning the last century: maida Heatter’s East 62nd Street Lemon Cake, François Payard’s Flourless Chocolate-Walnut Cookies, and Nancy Silverton’s Butterscotch Budino. With photographer james ransom’s riveting images throughout, potlucks, bake sales,  Genius Desserts is destined to become every baker's go-to reference for the very best desserts from the smartest teachers of our time—for all the dinner parties, and late-night snacks in between.

But it also turned up little-known gems: a comforting peach cobbler with Hot Sugar Crust from Renee Erickson and an imaginative Parsnip Cake with Blood Orange Buttercream from Lucky Peach, and mini-recipes, riffs, along with genius tips, and the lively stories behind each one. The genius of this collection is that Kristen has scouted out and rigorously tested recipes from the most trusted dessert experts, finding over 100 of their standouts.

Each recipe shines in a different way and teaches you something new, whether it’s how to use unconventional ingredients like Sunset’s whole orange cake, how to make the most of brilliant methods roasted sugar from Stella Parks, or how to embrace stunning simplicity Dorie Greenspan’s three-ingredient cookies.


Food52 Mighty Salads: 60 New Ways to Turn Salad into Dinner Food52 Works

Ten speed. But if you want your salad to hold strong in your lunch bag or carry the day as a one-bowl dinner, dressing on lettuce isn’t going to cut it. Make way for mighty salads, grains, in which the editors of Food52 present sixty salads hefty with vegetables, beans, seafood, pasta, fish, meats, and bread.

Think shrimp and radicchio tossed in a bacon vinaigrette, a make-ahead jumble of white beans with charred lemon and fennel, slow-roasted duck and apples scattered across spicy greens. It’s comforting food made captivating by simply charring one ingredient or marinating another—shaving some, or roasting a bunch.

But because we don’t always follow recipes, there are also loose formulas for confident off-roading, as well as back-pocket tips and genius tricks for improving any old salad. A collection of 60 recipes for turning ordinary salads into one-dish worthy meals. Does anybody need a recipe to make a salad? Of course not.

Because once you know how to fix too-salty dressing, wash greens once and for all, and even sprout your own grains, keep an avocado from browning, the humble salad starts looking a lot more interesting—and a whole lot more like dinner.

Food52 A New Way to Dinner: A Playbook of Recipes and Strategies for the Week Ahead Food52 Works

These building blocks form a new Way to Dinner, the key to smarter, happier cooking that leaves you with endless possibilities for the week ahead. Tuna, with spicy mayo for a hearty sandwich, poached in olive oil on a Sunday, gets paired with braised peppers and romesco for a fiery dinner, and with zucchini and couscous for a pack-and-go salad.

Amanda and merrill’s seasonal plans give you everything you need to set yourself up well for the week, with grocery lists and cooking timelines. A smart, shop, inspiring cookbook showing how to plan, and cook for dinners and lunches and desserts all through the week. Ten speed Press. Blistered tomatoes are first served as a side, then become sauce for spaghetti with corn.

Ten speed. They also share clever tips and tricks for more confident cooking, showing how elements can work across menus and seasons to fit your mood or market, and how to be scrappy with whatever’s left in the fridge. But they don't cook every night. Starting with flexible base dishes made on the weekend, Amanda and Merrill mix, match, and riff to create new dinners, lunches, and even desserts throughout the week.

The secret? Cooking ahead. Amanda hesser and merrill stubbs, founders of the online kitchen and home destination Food52, pull off home-cooked dinners with their families with stunning regularity.

The Food52 Cookbook: 140 Winning Recipes from Exceptional Home Cooks

Ten speed Press. Ten speed. The beautifully photographed pages are filled with more than 140 delicious seasonal recipes from the most inventive home cooks in America. I’ve been a judge on food52, the recipes are excellent!”—Gwyneth PaltrowThe Food 52 Cookbook is the first-ever online community cookbook, and let me just say, based on the popular Food52.

Com website “best of the web” —Saveur by bestselling author Amanda Hesser and food writer Merrill Stubbs. The food 52 cookbook is a feast for the senses, tantalizing with scrumptious culinary delights like Lamb Burgers with Cilantro Yogurt and Strawberries with Lavender Biscuits.

Food52 Vegan: 60 Vegetable-Driven Recipes for Any Kitchen Food52 Works

An essential collection of hassle-free, vibrant vegan recipes, from the author behind Food52's wildly popular The New Veganism and Vegan Lunch columns. Omnivore or vegan or anywhere in between, we’re all looking for memorable, flavorful dishes to cook for ourselves and the people we care about. Ten speed Press.

This vibrant collection of all-new recipes plus beloved favorites from the column—along with exquisite photography and helpful tips throughout—will show all of us innovative ways to cook with fresh produce and whole foods. Ten speed Press. Cook from this book just a couple of times and you’ll soon find yourself stocking up on coconut oil, seeking the sweetest tomatoes at the market, blending your own nut milks, and looking at plant-based dishes in a whole new way.

. If those recipes happen to be healthful, and friendly to vegetarians and vegans, nourishing, even better. With her wildly popular new veganism column on Food52, Gena Hamshaw has inspired home cooks  to incorporate plant-based recipes into their everyday routine—and even gained some nutritional yeast and cashew cheese converts.

Ten speed. From savory breakfast polenta to cauliflower and Oyster Mushroom Tacos to Ginger Roasted Pears with Vanilla Cream, these recipes are delicious, dependable, and deeply satisfying.

Food52 Baking: 60 Sensational Treats You Can Pull Off in a Snap Food52 Works

Ten speed Press. With this book, you can have homemade treats far superior to the store-bought variety, curated by the editors of Food52, even when it feels like you're too busy to turn on the oven. They're not ordinary or ho-hum, either: ingredients you've baked with before and some you haven't - like black sesame, coconut oil, and lavender come together to create new favorites like Baked Cardamom French Toast and Olive Oil and Sesame Crackers.

A stunning collection of hassle-free recipes for baking cakes, bread, puddings, muffins, tarts, and more, cookies, from the editors behind the leading food website Food52. Whether it's the chocolate cake at every childhood birthday, blondies waiting for you after school, or hot dinner rolls smeared with butter at Thanksgiving dinner, homemade baked goods hold a place in many of our best memories.

Ten speed Press. Filled with generations’ worth of kitchen wisdom, and tips you'll return to, beautiful photography, Baking is the new go-to collection for anyone who wants to whip up something sweet every day. Ten speed Press. Ten speed. And that's why baking shouldn't be reserved for special occasions. From brown butter cupcake brownies to "cuppa cuppa sticka" peach and Blueberry Cobbler, these sixty reliable, easy-to-execute recipes won't have you hunting down special equipment and hard-to-find ingredients or leave you with a kitchen covered in flour and a skink piled high with bowls.


The Food52 Cookbook, Volume 2: Seasonal Recipes from Our Kitchens to Yours

Now amanda hesser and merrill stubbs, the pioneers of the online community cookbook return with a second helping of delicious, seasonal recipes from the country’s most inventive home cooks. Ten speed Press. Ten speed Press. Ten speed. The food52 cookbook was named one of the Best Cookbooks of 2011. Ten speed Press.


Food52 Any Night Grilling: 60 Ways to Fire Up Dinner and More Food52 Works

Ten speed Press. This innovative collection of recipes will have you grilling deeply flavorful dishes for lunch, dinner, or any time. In food52’s any night grilling, author and texan paula disbrowe coaches you through the fundamentals of cooking over fire so the simple pleasure of a freshly grilled meal can be enjoyed any night of the week—no long marinades or low-and-slow cook times here.

Filled with clever tips, lush photography, and what will surely become your favorite go-to recipes, Any Night Grilling is the only book you and your grill need. Ten speed Press. Going way beyond your standard burgers and brats, disbrowe offers up streamlined, Gulf Coast Shrimp Tacos, and Porchetta-Style Pork Kebabs, alongside backyard classics like Sweet & Smoky Drumsticks, surprising recipes for Crackly Rosemary Flatbread, Grilled Corn Nachos, and Green Chile Cheeseburgers.

Ten speed Press. You’ll also be charring fruits and vegetables in coals for caramelized sweetness, bringing day-old bread back to life, and using lingering heat to cook ahead for future meals. Ten speed.

Everyday Dorie: The Way I Cook

To the hundreds of thousands who follow her on Twitter, and Facebook, Instagram, Dorie Greenspan’s food is powerfully cookable—her recipes instant classics. And every single one is like a best friend in the kitchen, full of Dorie’s infectious love of cooking and her trademark hand-holding directions.

Cherry tomatoes stuffed into red bell peppers and oven-charred. The dishes are practical, like sweet chili chicken thighs, a beautifully casual dessert of crumbled meringue, made with common ingredients from the supermarket, which is both weeknight simple and fine enough for company, and Eton Mess, or pantry, fruit, farmers’ market, and whipped cream.

Ten speed Press. Many can be served as dinner, or hot, or as a side dish, cold, or as an appetizer, or room temperature. Ten speed Press. Ten speed. In everyday dorie, she invites readers into her kitchen to savor the dishes that she makes all the time, from Miso-Glazed Salmon to Lemon Goop. Ten speed Press. They invite mixing and matching.

. What makes a “dorie recipe”? Each one has a small surprise that makes it special. Mustard and walnuts in the cheese puffs.

Ottolenghi Simple: A Cookbook

Ten speed. Ten speed Press. A collection of 130 easy, flavor-forward recipes from beloved chef Yotam Ottolenghi. Ten speed Press. With more than 130 photographs, this is elemental Ottolenghi for everyone. Brunch gets a make-over with braised eggs with leeks and za’atar; cauliflower, Pomegranate, and Pistachio Salad refreshes the side-dish rotation; Lamb and Feta Meatballs bring ease to the weeknight table; and every sweet tooth is sure to be satisfied by the spectacular Fig and Thyme Clafoutis.

Ten speed Press. In ottolenghi simple, with 10 or fewer ingredients, using pantry staples, or prepared ahead of time for brilliantly, all simple in at least and often more than one way: made in 30 minutes or less, in a single pot, powerhouse author and chef Yotam Ottolenghi presents 130 streamlined recipes packed with his signature Middle Eastern–inspired flavors, deliciously simple meals.