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. read less

Our Editor's Take

The Genius Recipe Tapes is a podcast about cooking and recipes. This interview-led program explores much-loved dishes and asks guests to create them. Host Kristen Miglore learns more about the origin of specific ingredient combinations. She offers tips to recreate them at home. Many recipes come from the food website Food52's "Genius Recipes" column, so listeners can try them.

The podcast host Kristen is the founding editor of Food52. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Genius Recipes and Genius Desserts. In 2007, Miglore gave up a career in economics to study for an MA in Food Studies at NYU. She also studied at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Through insightful discussions with guests, Kristen brings her passion for food to The Genius Recipe Tapes. She understands recipes are more than food. In her interviews, Kristen speaks with guests about the joy food brings to their lives. Visitors to the show include food writers, chefs, and recipe developers.

The show explores everything from breakfast to evening desserts. Podcast guests create both full meals and their favorite snacks. Vegan chef Jenné Claiborne creates a baked granola dish that's quick and simple to make. Recipe developer Ali Slagle shares her upgrade to the chicken Caesar salad. Author Erin Jeanne McDowell gives her tips on baking a flawless pie for dinner guests.

Writer Andrea Aliseda explores her family history through her great-grandmother's salsa. Esther Choi, head chef at Mokbar, shares her tips for making caramelized kimchi. Food journalist Francis Lam speaks about the versatility of eggplant in pasta dishes. Author Hetty McKinnon joins to talk about aquafaba, which is the liquid in which beans get cooked. Blogger Tara O'Brady shares a delicious cookie recipe.

The Genius Recipe Tapes is a recipe podcast exploring the broader impact of food. Many guests discuss how their dishes connect them to their culture, family, or home. Others talk about how a recipe connects to a special moment in their lives.

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