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

August 10, 2022 25 min

Referenced in this episode:

  • Oh, *That's* What Key Lime Pie Was Missing (Food52)
  • Key Lime Meringue Pie From Petra Paredez recipe
  • Genius-Hunter Extra-Credit:

  • Petee's Pies ships nationwide through GoldBelly
  • Short on time? There's always J. Kenzi López-Alt's 10-Minute Lime Cracker Pie
  • Special thanks to Briana (@seasoningbottle), Katie (@qkatie, and host of new Food52 podcast Either Side Eaters!), and Jared (@young...

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  • Arabiyya: Recipes from the Life of an Arab in Diaspora
  • Salatet Fattoush (California Fattoush Salad)
  • Genius-Hunter Extra Credit

  • Reem Assil on 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 

  • Good & Sweet Cookbook
  • Brian Levy's Site
  • Brian Levy on Instagram
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    Have a genius recipe you'd like to share? Tell me all about it at genius@food52.com.

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    We're sharing an episode of Food52's Play Me a Recipe Podcast featuring Joy the Baker's no churn coffee and fudge ice cream to add a sweet treat to your week!

    Recipe
    Makes 3 cups

  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons instant espresso powder
  • 2 tablespoons espresso liquor (optional) 
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 - 3/4...
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  • Pre-order the Simply Genius cookbook (+ get an instant sneak peek at 14 new recipes and riffs!)
  • Why Dorie Greenspan's French Yogurt Cake is Genius
  • Watch Kristen make her way through this cake
  • Genius-Hunter Extra Credit

  • Dorie Greenspan's Instagram
  • Have a genius recipe you'd like to share? Tell me all about it at genius@food52.com.

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    June 29, 2022 17 min

    Referenced in this episode:

  • Sweet Corn Butter recipe
  • How to Magically Turn Corn Into Butter (Food52)
  • Genius-Hunter Extra-Credit:

  • The jewelry company Whitney founded to connect and empower women
  • Check out Lukas Volger's corn tofu: Butter It, Tofu It, Dip It. But Don’t Boil It. (Taste)
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  • Have a genius recipe you'd like to share? Tell me all about it! I'm at genius@food52.com.

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    Referenced in this episode:

  • Strawberry Sorbet From The River Cafe
  • A Genius, 3-Ingredient Sorbet Gets Two New (No-Churn) Buddies (Food52)
  • Genius-Hunter Extra Credit:

  • The one that started it all: The River Cafe's Strawberry Sorbet
  • Feast your eyes on their online shop!
  • What has been your favorite genius recipe from over the years? Tell me all about it at genius@food52.com.

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  • Watermelon and Red Birds: A Cookbook for Juneteenth and Other Black Celebrations
  • Nicole Taylor on Instagram
  • Genius-Hunter Extra Credit

  • The Up South Cookbook: Chasing Dixie in a Brooklyn Kitchen
  • Have a genius recipe you'd like to share? Tell me all about it at genius@food52.com.

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  • Epic Snickerdoodles for Stephanie Recipe
  • Snackable Bakes: 100 Easy-Peasy Recipes for Exceptionally Scrumptious Sweets and Treats
  • Genius-Hunter Extra Credit

  • Jessie Sheehan's Instagram
  • Have a genius recipe you'd like to share? Tell me all about it at genius@food52.com.

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    June 1, 2022 14 min

    Catch up on the rest of the incredible conversations we had with the guests featured on this episode  

  • Ali Slagle's Episode
  • Jesse Spark's Episode
  • Cheryl Day's Episode
  • Brian Hogan Stewart's Episode
  • Eric Kim's Episode
  • Kristina Cho's Episode
  • Roxana Jullapat's Episode
  • Esther Choi's Episode
  • Julie Sahni's Episode
     
  • Have a genius recipe you'd like to share? Tell me all about it at genius@food52.com.

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    May 25, 2022 14 min

    Listen along as Food52's Director of Content, Brinda Ayer, cooks her way through Monifa Dayo's recipe from Black Food which makes some seriously genius swaps to turn a forgettable cookout extra into a boom-wham-pow side that steals the show.

    Referenced in this episode

  • The Best Potato Salad Ever recipe
  • Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora 
     
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    May 18, 2022 12 min

    Referenced in this episode 

  • Victoria Granoff's Pasta con Ceci recipe
  • Kristen's Genius article about Pasta con Ceci
  • Watch Kristen cook the recipe
  • Have a genius recipe you'd like to share? Tell me all about it at genius@food52.com.

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  • Diana Yen's Strawberry Rose Smoothie
  • Anita Shepherd's Instagram
  • Anita's Coconut Yogurt
  • Genius-Hunter Extra Credit

  • Strawberry Sorbet
  • Strawberry Shortcakes
  • Have a genius recipe you'd like to share? Tell me all about it at genius@food52.com.

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    This week, producer Harry Sultan comes around to the other side of the microphone to cook his way through the internet-famous Pork Shoulder Ragu from Jenny Rosentrach and Andy Ward. 

    Referenced in this episode 

  • Andy Ward & Jenny Rosentrach's Pork Shoulder Ragu
  • Genius-Hunter Extra Credit

  • Dinner: A Love Story
  • 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 

  • Ali Slagle's Not Just Another Chicken Caesar Salad
  • Ali's Book,  I Dream of Dinner (So You Don't Have To)
  • Ali's Biscotti Recipe 
  • Genius-Hunter Extra Credit

  • Kristen's OG fried toast inspiration: Borlotti Beans on Toast with Greens (Food52)
  • Follow Ali on Instagram @itsalislagle
  • Have a genius recipe you'd like to share? Tell me all about it at genius@food52.com.

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    April 13, 2022 16 min

    Referenced in this episode:

  • The South Indian Comfort Food We All Need (Food52)
  • Khara Huggi or Pongal recipe
  • Khara Huggi or Pongal with Chitra Agrawal (Genius Recipes | YouTube)
  • Genius-Hunter Extra-Credit:

  • Chitra's blog: The ABCD's of Cooking
  • Chitra making coconut dal for herself—and her two-year-old Alok 
  • Special thanks to listeners Stephanie (@leftoversforbreakfast__), Leah (@_leahd_), and Kristina (@veien_til_rom) fo...

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  • Brown Butter Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies (Bon Appétit)
  • Kristen's (other!) One Recipe Melissa Clark’s Stovetop Mac & Cheese  (Food52)
  • Genius-Hunter Extra Credit

  • Listen to Jesse on The One Recipe Podcast (The Splendid Table)
  • Follow Jesse on 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 

  • Citrus Cake From Yasmin Khan (Recipe)
  • Yasmin's book,  Ripe Figs: Recipes and Stories from Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus
  • Genius-Hunter Extra Credit

  • Follow Yasmin on Instagram 
  • More backstory, The story behind Ripe Figs
  • Have a genius recipe you'd like to share? Tell me all about it at genius@food52.com.

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  • 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 Sm...
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