The Genius Recipe Tapes

The Genius Recipe Tapes

A weekly show from Food52's new podcast network, featuring all the uncut gems from the weekly "Genius Recipes" column and video series. Host Kristen Miglore speaks to the geniuses behind iconic recipes, and uncovers the recipes that changed the way we cook.

Episodes

January 26, 2022 31 min

Referenced in this episode:

  • Pau Pau's Steamed Cupcakes (Fa Gao)  (Recipe)
  • Get the book! Mooncakes and Milk Bread: Sweet and Savory Recipes Inspired by Chinese Bakeries by Kristina Cho
  • Genius-Hunter Extra Credit: 

  • Mooncakes & Milk Bread Brings Chinese Bakery Treats to Home Bakers (Food52)
  • Follow Kristina on  Instagram and on her blog, Eat Cho Food
  • Have a genius recipe you'd like to share? Tell me all about it at genius@foo...

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    Referenced in this episode:

  • Zoe's Ghana Kitchen - An Introduction to New African Cuisine – From Ghana With Love (available now)
  • Nkrakra (Light Soup with Chicken) from Zoe Adjonyoh (recipe)
  • Genius-Hunter Extra Credit: 

  • Follow Zoe and check out her always fun, Instagram
  • Grab all the spices you need -- right from her online shop, Zoe's Ghana Kitchen +  Sustainable Red Palm Oil
  • Zoe Adjonyoh's Ghanian Dinner Party Is All About...
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    Referenced in this episode:

  • My New Favorite Eggs—in 5 Minutes Flat (Food52)
  • Fried Egg Salad From Ideas in Food recipe
  • Genius-Hunter Extra-Credit:

  • Tejal Rao's writeup of Curiosity Doughnuts (Bloomberg)
  • More Ideas in Food goodness
  • Watch this interview on YouTube—and like and subscribe!
  • A very special thanks to listeners Alyson (@dinnerswithinreason), Alex (@alexandraholbrook), and Pamm (@clancy.7) for your stories this week.

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    SF's The Mill owner and author Josey Baker joins Kristen to talk about baking with whole grains (it's not as simple as swapping 1:1 with white flour!), combating picky eating in kids (it's a process), and why whole-wheat and -grain baked goods have gotten such a bad rap.

    Referenced in this episode:

  • The Simple Secret to Much, Much Better Whole-Grain Pancakes
  • Josey Baker's Whole Grain Pancakes recipe
  • Genius-Hunter Extra C...

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    Referenced in this episode:

  • The One Recipe Alice Waters Can't Live Without
  • Cardamom Cake from Niloufer Ichaporia King
  • Genius-Hunter Extra Credit:

  • Alice Waters names Niloufer's cake the one recipe she can't live without (The Guardian)
  • Check out those not-dry turkey burgers
  • Special thanks to listeners Numra (@empressmarket), Vlada (@mat.vlada), and Nilufar (@kayhanikitchen) for sharing your favorite cardamom-centric...

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    Referenced in this episode:

  • Why Marc Matsumoto's Shiitake Salmon Is Genius
  • Shiitake Salmon from Marc Matsumoto
  • Genius-Hunter Extra-Credit:

  • Check out the No Recipes YouTube channel
  • So much lunch inspo to be found in Marc's book Ultimate Bento
  • Special thanks to listeners Adiba (@thespiceodyssey) and Riha (@saltyshortbread) for your salmon ideas.

    Got a lead on something genius? I'd love to hear about it—email me at genius...

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    Referenced in this episode:

  • Salt + Spine Podcast (listen to the show)
  • Nik Sharma’s Spicy Chocolate Chip–Hazelnut Cookies (recipe)
  • Genius-Hunter Extra Credit: 

  • Read our very best, Best of List Food52 Cookbooks of 2021
  • Hear Kristen's interview on Salt + Spine Building a Genius Dessert Cookbook with Food52's Pastry-toting Kristen Miglore
  • Brian's favorite cake to have on his birthday! Maialino's Olive Oil Cake -- Lemo...
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    Referenced in this episode:

  • Cookies: The New Classics  (available now)
  • Preserved Lemon Crinkle Cookies From Jesse Szewczyk (recipe)
  • Genius-Hunter Extra Credit: 

  • "Preserved Lemons Belong in Dessert (Yes, Dessert!)—Here's Why" by Rebecca Firkser (Food52)
  • Follow Jesse's cookie filled drool-worthy Instagram
  • Have a genius recipe you'd like to share? Tell me all about it at genius@food52.com.

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    Referenced in this episode:

  • What's the Difference?: Recreational Culinary Reference for the Curious and Confused
  • Genius-Hunter Extra Credit:

  • Sign up to receive Brette's newsletter each week
  • Read more by Brette on Food52
  • Shout out Erin McDowell - Food52's Resident Baking BFF!
  • Have a genius recipe you'd like to share? Tell me all about it at genius@food52.com.

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    For the past 10 years, the Food52 Editors have been answering the community's questions on the Food52 Hotline. We've debated the very best way to cut an onion, whether garlic pressing is sacrilegious, and compared notes on how to get the crispiest chicken skin. And now, we're taking those questions to the airwaves! Hosted by chef and restaurateur Esther Choi, Hotline Offline will leave you with a better understanding of...

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    November 24, 2021 33 min

    Referenced in this episode:

  • Whip it up! Hana Asbrink’s Residentsgiving Hanetsuki Gyoza With Thanksgiving Leftovers (Food52)
  • Drink it up! John deBary’s Residentsgiving Sesame Boulevardier + What to Drink Every Hour of Thanksgiving Playbook (Food52)
  • Dress it up! We Can't Stop Staring at Nicole Crowder's Thanksgiving Table  (Food52)
  • Eat it up! Kristen Miglore's Bert Greene's Potato Scallion Cakes (Fritterra)  (Food52)
  • G...

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    Episode Notes

    Referenced in this episode:

  • Habichuelas Guisadas al Estilo de la Costa Colombian-Style Green Beans Cooked in Milk (Food52)
  • Genius-Hunter Extra-Credit:

  • Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America (Read the opus!)
  • Need more Thanksgiving recipes? This dish is part of Residentsgiving—aka the Thanksgiving menu of our wildest dreams—created by Food52's resident experts-slash-superheroes.
  • The New Taste of Chocolate: A Cultur...
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    Referenced in this episode:

  • Check out Cheryl's book, the aptly named Treasury of Southern Baking, for more stunning recipes and dessert inspiration
  • Genius-Hunter Extra Credit:

  • Peep those rose-infused Janie Q Provisions Jams! from Back in the Day Bakery
  • Join Cheryl Wednesday 10/27 (5pm PT/ 8pm ET) for a Virtual Author Talk with @booklarder & past Genius guest Julia Turshen
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    Referenced in this episode:

  • Mayukh's new book, Taste Makers: Seven Immigrant Women Who Revolutionized Food in America
  • Genius-Hunter Extra Credit:

  • This piece, written by Mayukh, is what encouraged Coconut & Sambal author Lara Lee to seek out Sri, and ask her to be her culinary mentor
  • She Was a Soul Food Sensation. Then, 19 Years Ago, She Disappeared.
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    Referenced in this episode:

  • Whole Grilled Red Onions With Sage, Honey & Walnuts From Sarit Packer & Itamar Srulovich recipe
  • Grilled Red Onion with Honey, Walnuts, & Sage | Genius Recipes (Food52) 
  • Genius-Hunter Extra-Credit:

  • Check out Sarit and Itamar's podcast, The Food Sessions
  • Watch them make gorgeous, delicious phyllo pastries (one sweet, one savory!) in our test kitchen here
  • Read the cookbook Honey & Co: Chasing ...
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    Referenced in this episode:

  • Pre-order Big Little Recipes (out 11/9) now
  • "Big Little Recipes," the column
  • Kash Varn My Grandma’s Second Husband’s Favorite Pasta (recipe)
  • Busy Weeknight Bean Chili  (recipe)
  • Genius-Hunter Extra-Credit:

  • If you'd like to cook along in anticipation... The 10 Most Popular Big Little Recipes of 2020 and my favorite of all: BLT Salad
  • Follow @emmalaperruque on Instagram for food pics (and cameos by ...
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    Don't want to miss more incredible recipes? Subscribe to Play Me a Recipe wherever you get your podcasts.

    On Play Me a Recipe, your favorite cooks will walk you through their most treasured recipes, offering all the insider tips, stories, and tricks you won't get from a written recipe—and you'll be right alongside them, every step of the way. Feel free to pause, jump back, or navigate the steps via the podcast chapters (...

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    First up: A food writer's reflection on loss and grief—and the untold power of a mother-knows-best birthday cake.

    "I think food can serve so many important functions, specifically in grief. It is a way to nourish us, physically nourish us, at a time when we are just feeling so weak and so sad and so, maybe incapable of nourishing ourselves well." —Lisa Ruland

    Referenced in this episode:

  • A Chocolate Cake That Celebrates Mot...
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    October 13, 2021 16 min

    Referenced in this episode:

  • My Family's Forever Banana Bread (Food52)
  • Kristen's Family Banana Bread recipe
  • Genius-Hunter Extra-Credit:

  • Did you catch part 1, fried eggs chez Mike, too?
  • ICYMI: Our 10 Most Popular Banana Breads of All Time 
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    On Play Me a Recipe, your favorite cooks will walk you through their most treasured recipes, offering all the insider tips, stories, and tricks you won't get from a written recipe—and you'll be right alongside them, every step of the way. Feel free to pause, jump back, or navigate the steps via the podcast chapters (if you're in Apple Podcasts, swipe up on the episode player page—the podcast chapters will be at the bott...

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