The Genius Recipe Tapes

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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.

Episode Date
One-Ingredient Magic Salmon With Marc Matsumoto
00:20:27

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Genius-Hunter Extra-Credit:

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@food52.com.

Jun 16, 2021
"We Are All Free" with Toni Tipton-Martin
00:25:40

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Special thanks to listeners Christina (@berrygoodfoodfdn) and Meiko (@meikoandthedish) for calling in this week.

Is there a genius recipe you'd like to share? Tell me all about it at genius@food52.com.

Jun 09, 2021
The Genius Flavors of NYC
00:48:02

On this episode, The Genius Recipe Tapes host Kristen Miglore goes behind the scenes with Counterjam's host Peter J. Kim.  How did he know to ask A Tribe Called Quest's Jarobi White and multiplatinum icon Kelis—both musicians-turned-chefs—for their sleeper-hit NYC joints? And, what, if anything, is the Big Apple's cuisine defined by?

Find more Counterjam episodes here; season 2 will look at Mexican, Jewish, Ethiopian, and French food and music; featuring guests like Broad City creator Ilana Glazer, comedian Felipe Esparza, and Top Chef favorite Mory Sacko. It's an absolute audible feast—we hope to see you there!

Jun 06, 2021
Better Pancakes in the Name of Science
00:21:39

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.

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Special thanks to listeners Caroline, Sana, and Kaleigh for your sharing your sneaky swaps!

Jun 02, 2021
"This Pasta Changed My Life"
00:28:21

Does the perfect pasta shape exist? It does now, thanks to The Sporkful's  creator and host Dan Pashman. Dan and Kristen talk about Dan's 3-year quest to develop cascatelli: the most forkable, sauceable, and tooth-sinkable pasta shape—and, the accompanying 5-part podcast series, "Mission ImPASTAble."

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Special thanks to listeners Janet (@janetmccracken) and Anna (@billyskog) for sharing  your very strong pasta feelings.

Got a genius lead you'd like to share? Email it to me at genius@food52.com; I want to hear all about it!

May 26, 2021
Key Lime Pie, No Key Limes Required
00:25:25

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Genius-Hunter Extra-Credit:

Special thanks to Briana (@seasoningbottle), Katie (@qkatie, and host of new Food52 podcast Either Side Eaters!), and Jared (@young_coconvt) for your stories of sweet, summery slices.

Have a lead on something genius? Tell me all about it at genius@food52.com!

May 19, 2021
Genius Is Foo-Foo for Fufu
00:48:33

Hey, Genius-hunters! Every other week for the next few weeks, I'll be sharing episodes of *my* new favorite podcast Counterjam. Tune in for a special interview I got to have with host Peter J. Kim.

If you like Counterjam, follow the show so you don't miss out on new episodes. Season 2 is out now!

May 12, 2021
No-Cook, No-Sweat, No-Churn Lemon Ice Cream
00:14:57

Hi Genius-hunters! The book is in (yay!) and this week, I'll be kicking my feet up and enjoying spoonfuls of this ice cream straight from the freezer.  I hope you'll no-churn right alongside me.

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 bottom).  

If you're cooking along, here's the recipe we're making today. Go ahead and grab the ingredients below (Kristen starts listing them at 0:51) before starting the episode.

Dori Sanders' No-Churn Fresh Lemon Ice Cream
Makes 3 cups

  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup (60g) freshly squeezed lemon juice (from about 2 lemons)
  • 1 cup (200g) sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup (235g) heavy cream
  • 1 cup (245g) whole milk
  1. Whisk together the lemon zest and juice, the sugar, and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk together the cream and milk in a measuring cup and gradually pour into the lemon and sugar mixture, whisking constantly. Continue to whisk until the sugar dissolves—you won’t hear or feel it scraping against the bottom of the bowl anymore, about 2 minutes.
  3. Pour the mixture into an 8-inch (20cm) square metal baking pan. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and freeze until the mixture is solid around the edges and mushy in the middle, 2 to 3 hours. Stir well, cover again with foil, and continue to freeze until completely firm, about an hour more. Once firm, scoop into chilled bowls to serve.

Is there a recipe you'd like to hear us make? Tell us all about it at podcasts@food52.com. 

May 05, 2021
Introducing: Either Side Eaters
00:01:04

On Either Side Eaters, friends and YouTubers Jen Phanomrat and Katie Quinn, separated by the Atlantic, take questions and compare notes on everything from charcuterie trends to the ultimate food lube, ketchup. 

It's coming so soon; follow Either Side Eaters so you don't miss out.

May 03, 2021
Genius Is Breaking the Bento Box
00:47:54

Hey, Genius-hunters! Every other week for the next few weeks, I'll be sharing episodes of *my* new favorite podcast Counterjam. Tune in for a special interview I got to have with host Peter J. Kim.

Counterjam is now well into its 2nd season—I hope you'll head right over to its show page and hit "follow," so you don't miss out on episodes.

 

Apr 28, 2021
The Recipe Alice Waters Can't Live Without
00:19:09

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Genius-Hunter Extra Credit:

Special thanks to listeners Numra (@empressmarket), Vlada (@mat.vlada), and Nilufar (@kayhanikitchen) for sharing your favorite cardamom-centric recipes!

Is there a recipe that's stayed with you throughout your life? Tell me all about it at genius@food52.com.

Apr 21, 2021
The Genius Flavors of NYC
00:47:38

Hey, Genius-hunters! Every other week for the next few weeks, I'll be sharing episodes of *my* new favorite podcast Counterjam. Tune in for a special interview I got to have with host Peter J. Kim.

If you like Counterjam, follow the show so you don't miss out on new episodes.

Apr 14, 2021
A Lemony-Perfect Pot of Rice
00:23:48

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Genius-Hunter Extra-Credit:

Special thanks to listeners Eva (@hummum), Beckie, and Laura (@loanddough) for sharing what makes your pots perfect!

Have a genius tip—rice-based or otherwise? Share it with me at genius@food52.com.

Apr 07, 2021
Genius Is Getting Jjigae
00:53:01

Hey, Genius-hunters! Every other week for the next few weeks, I'll be sharing episodes of *my* new favorite podcast Counterjam, along with BTS chats I had with its host Peter J. Kim. 

If you like the show, follow Counterjam so you don't miss out on future episodes. 

Mar 31, 2021
Soupy Noodles for the Soul
00:23:48

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Genius-Hunter Extra-Credit:

Special thanks to listeners Cara and Momina (@mominaeats) for sharing your stories!

If you have a genius recipe that you'd like to share, email me at genius@food52.com

Mar 24, 2021
Is Hot & Sour Soup "Authentic"?
00:22:51

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Special thanks to listeners Haris and Arati (@aratimenon) for your MOM stories!

Have a genius recipe you'd like to start? Tell me about it at genius@food52.com.

Mar 17, 2021
Tikka Mac Before It Was Cool
00:23:49

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Special thanks to listeners Anita (@anitasyogurt) and Dominique (@dominiqueevanz) for sharing the works of Jonell Nash and Noreen Wasti.

Mar 10, 2021
Tofu Is Bringing Sexy Back
00:22:02

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Special thanks to listeners Jenni (@jenni.walker) and Veronica (@veronicadoesstuff) for your tofu tips!

Do you have a genius recipe you'd like to share? Tell me about it at genius@food52.com.

Mar 03, 2021
Cinnamon Yums Always Win
00:22:12

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Genius-Hunter Extra Credit:

Special thanks to listeners Richard (@richofthekings), Kat, and Alik (@aliktamar) for your bun-tastic riffs.

Have a nostalgic treat you'd like to share? Email it to me at genius@food52.com or tag me @miglorious.

Feb 24, 2021
Oh No, the Beans
00:14:40

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Genius-Hunter Extra-Credit:

Special thanks to listeners Nicole (@nicolelucille87) and Lu (@luau21) for sharing your cozy bean memories. Got a genius lead, bean-based or otherwise? Email it to me at genius@food52.com.

Feb 17, 2021
Introducing: Counterjam
00:01:00

From Food52's podcast network and hosted by Peter J. Kim, Counterjam is out now! Subscribe so you don't miss a thing.

Feb 15, 2021
Brownie Sundae, but Adulting
00:21:29

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Genius-Hunter Extra-Credit:

What's your best, most beloved way of consuming chocolate? Tell me about it at genius@food52.com or tag me @miglorious.

Feb 10, 2021
When You Need A Huggi
00:16:53

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Genius-Hunter Extra-Credit:

Special thanks to listeners Stephanie (@leftoversforbreakfast__), Leah (@_leahd_), and Kristina (@veien_til_rom) for sharing your most comforting comforts!

What's your ultimate comfort food? Tell me all about it: genius@food52.com.

Feb 03, 2021
Fried Egg Salad to Convert the Haters
00:20:17

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A very special thanks to listeners Alyson (@dinnerswithinreason), Alex (@alexandraholbrook), and Pamm (@clancy.7) for your stories this week.

What are the recipes you repeat again and again during the week? Brag about them at genius@food52.com.

Jan 26, 2021
Kristen Caramelizes Carrots in... Cream?
00:10:14

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 cooking along, here's the recipe we're making today. Go ahead and grab the ingredients below (Kristen starts listing them at 1:58) before  starting the episode.

Caramelized Cream Carrots

  • Carrots (as many as you want to eat; Kristen uses 2 large)
  • Heavy cream (enough to coat the bottom of your pan; Kristen used about 1 cup)
  • Salt (to taste)

"The question today was what if we cooked carrots in a touch of cream? They should first steam and then caramelize in the cream as it transfoms into brown butter. We would eliminate a par cooking step and keep all the flavor in the vegetable. It turns out that the idea works like a charm. I put the carrots, cream and salt into a pan. I covered the pan and cooked the carrots on medium high. When I heard sizzling I removed the lid and stirred the carrots in the reduced and almost broken cream. I continued to cook the carrots turning them in the fat and coating them in the caramelizing milk solids. The cream became a flavorful browned butter. The carrots are tender with a light bite. The caramelized milk solids add a richness.

The next questions we ask: what can be the carrots and what flavors can we add to our cream?"

Excerpted from  Alex Talbot and Aki Kamozawa's Ideas in Food.

Kristen will be back with a new genius recipe and podcast next week, but hey—let us know how these carrots turned out by emailing genius@food52.com.

Jan 19, 2021
Blah Oats Get a Movie Makeover
00:16:27
Jan 13, 2021
Your Most Genius Recipe This Year
00:17:22

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See you in two weeks, genius-hunters! I'll most certainly be baking these cinnamon rolls; let me know how yours turn out at genius@food52.com.

Dec 30, 2020
Bye 2020. Here's a Cookie.
00:21:05

Special thanks to listeners Shiyam (@foodnflavors), Keshia (@keshia.kan) and Jess (@sodiumgirl) for the truly sweetest cookie stories. 

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May your holidays be full of puzzles and cozy beverages and—of course—cookies. Next week: the most genius thing you cooked all year; tell me yours at genius@food52.com.

Dec 23, 2020
A Secret Society's Crispiest Potatoes
00:25:24

Special thanks to listeners Kayla (@kaylacalbano), Rachel (@craftsandcrumbs), and Oumaima (@lemonshmallow) for your potato-tales.

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P.S. Help me hunt the 20 remaining recipes for the forthcoming genius beginners book! See the full list and join the conversation here.

Dec 16, 2020
Green Bell Peppers Are Un-Cancelled
00:23:17

Author and illustrator of The Noodle Soup Oracle, Michele Humes, joins Food52 Genius columnist Kristen Miglore to talk about the most underdog of underdogs: the green bell pepper. With just a quick flash in the pan (plus salt, pepper, lemon, and sesame oil), these peppers will have you saying "shishito, who?" Michele also shares what it's been like recovering her sense of smell after contracting COVID-19, and the powerfully flavored ingredients and dishes that have been pulling her through. Special thanks to listeners Wesley (@wesmak), Kristi (@triadfoodies), and Tara (@taraobrady).

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Genius-Hunter Extra-Credit:

Have a genius recipe—underdog or otherwise—you'd like to share? Email it to me at genius@food52.com.

*GENIUSHUNTERS is valid towards 10% off all Five Two products, max redemption $100. Offer valid starting 10/28/2020 at 12:01am ET through 11/28/2020 at 11:59pm ET, while supplies last. User must be logged into a Food52 account to apply, limit one use per customer. Valid in the U.S. on in stock items only. Cannot be redeemed for cash, combined with other offers, or applied to previous orders. To redeem, enter code GENIUSHUNTERS at checkout.

Dec 09, 2020
Kabocha Is the New Pumpkin
00:19:43

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Genius-Hunter Extra-Credit:

Special thanks to listeners Carey Neuman and Rich Shih!

Have a genius trick for those seeds and guts? Tell me about it at genius@food52.com.

Dec 02, 2020
The Thanksgiving Disaster Variety Show
00:31:27

We hear from food writer and soon-to-be cookbook author Eric Kim, Los Angeles Times cooking columnist Ben Mims, and from you (!), our community, about ghosts of Thanksgivings past.

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Genius-Hunter Extra-Credit:

Special thanks to listeners Sarah Copeland, Melissa Dain, and Myo Quinn for sharing their stories. We'll be back next week with a genius recipe; if you come across one in your holiday prep, I'd love to hear about it at genius@food52.com
 

*GENIUSHUNTERS is valid towards 10% off all Five Two products, max redemption $100. Offer valid starting 10/28/2020 at 12:01am ET through 11/28/2020 at 11:59pm ET, while supplies last. User must be logged into a Food52 account to apply, limit one use per customer. Valid in the U.S. on in stock items only. Cannot be redeemed for cash, combined with other offers, or applied to previous orders. To redeem, enter code GENIUSHUNTERS at checkout.

Nov 25, 2020
Cracking the Sweet Potato Code
00:18:10

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What are you cooking for Thanksgiving? Come across anything genius? I'd love to hear about it; email me at genius@food52.com

 

Nov 18, 2020
Introducing: Play Me A Recipe
00:10:59

On Play Me A Recipe, you'll hear your favorite cooks slice, dice, and bake their way through a recipe—and you'll be right there with them, every step of the way. Here, cookbook author and food writer Nik Sharma makes the Green Olive & Choricou Stuffing from his new book.  

Subscribe here so you don't miss out.

Nov 16, 2020
Veganizing Everything But the Turkey
00:22:26

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Genius-Hunter Extra-Credit:

Come across anything particularly genius in your Thanksgiving research? Tell me about it at genius@food52.com.

 

Nov 11, 2020
Your Burning Pie Questions, Answered
00:17:57

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What are you cooking this Thanksgiving? If you've come across something genius, I want to hear about it; email me at genius@food52.com.

Nov 04, 2020
Introducing: Play Me A Recipe
00:00:55

Play Me a Recipe is hosted by a rotating cast, including Food52 co-founder Amanda Hesser, Genius hunter Kristen Miglore, editorial lead Brinda Ayer, and senior editor Arati Menon

To kick the show off, we're passing the spatula to eight special guest-hosts so they can share the recipes that have been special to them and their families each holiday season.


Subscribe here, so you don’t miss out; see (hear?) you in the kitchen. 

Oct 31, 2020
This Marinade Brings Vegetables to Life
00:15:12

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Have a genius recipe you'd like to share? Email it to me at genius@food52.com.

Oct 28, 2020
Oops! Dreamy-Smooth Hummus
00:25:54

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Genius-Hunter Extra Credit:

Have a genius recipe you'd like to share? Tell me all about it! I'm at genius@food52.com.

 

Oct 21, 2020
"Gone For A Run—Not to Palestine"
00:22:33

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Genius-Hunter Extra-Credit:

Have a genius recipe you'd like to share? Email it to me at genius@food52.com!

*GENIUSHUNTERS is valid towards 10% off all Five Two products, max redemption $100. Offer valid starting 10/28/2020 at 12:01am ET through 11/28/2020 at 11:59pm ET, while supplies last. User must be logged into a Food52 account to apply, limit one use per customer. Valid in the U.S. on in stock items only. Cannot be redeemed for cash, combined with other offers, or applied to previous orders. To redeem, enter code GENIUSHUNTERS at checkout.

Oct 14, 2020
The Perfect Biscuit
00:18:45

Kristen Miglore, lifelong Genius hunter, speaks with chef, cookbook author, and TV personality Carla Hall. Of Top Chef and Carla Hall's Soul Food fame, Carla talks about the genius buttermilk biscuit recipe she's spent decades perfecting.

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Oct 07, 2020
Life After Bon Appétit
00:33:03

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Have a genius recipe you'd like to share? Tell me all about it! I'm at genius@food52.com.

 

Sep 30, 2020
How to Turn Corn Into Butter
00:17:38

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Genius-Hunter Extra-Credit:

Have a genius recipe you'd like to share? Tell me all about it! I'm at genius@food52.com.

*GENIUSHUNTERS is valid towards 10% off all Five Two products, max redemption $100. Offer valid starting 10/28/2020 at 12:01am ET through 11/28/2020 at 11:59pm ET, while supplies last. User must be logged into a Food52 account to apply, limit one use per customer. Valid in the U.S. on in stock items only. Cannot be redeemed for cash, combined with other offers, or applied to previous orders. To redeem, enter code GENIUSHUNTERS at checkout.

Sep 23, 2020
The #1 Way to Eat More Vegetables
00:19:23

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Have a genius recipe you'd like to share? Tell me all about it! I'm at genius@food52.com —Kristen

Sep 16, 2020
Genius Recipes...the podcast!
00:01:29

Greetings, genius hunters! The Genius Recipe Tapes is a weekly show from Food52's new podcast network, featuring all the uncut gems from the Genius Recipes column and video series. On the podcast, lifelong Genius hunter Kristen Miglore  speaks to the geniuses behind iconic recipes, uncovering new riffs, tips, and tricks (and all the behind-the-scenes moments that don't make it into the column or video?—those are in there too). Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts so you don't miss out.

Sep 02, 2020