Today: The ten Genius Recipes you liked best in 2014. (We liked them too.)
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This whole thing is very win-win. You all send in the best recipes you stumble across -- the ones that you can't stop making, that you tape to the inside of your cupboard and email to all your friends. I test (and re-test) them, then do my best to tell you each week how these recipes will change the way you cook. James (or Mark or Bobbi or Alpha) shoots them to show you how striking they'll look in your house, right before you get to scarfing. Everyone gets more good food.
I want to take this moment, the first Genius dispatch of 2015, to say T-H-A-N-K Y-O-U in my strongest font styling, for continuing to send in tips. Keep them coming. Last year, these were the 10 recipes you all liked best -- at the bottom of each post, you'll see the person responsible for bringing them to our attention.
Got a genius recipe to share -- from a classic cookbook, an online source, or anywhere, really? Please send it my way (and tell me what's so smart about it) at [email protected].
Photos by James Ransom and Mark Weinberg
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I'm an ex-economist, ex-Californian who moved to New York to work in food media in 2007. Dodgy career choices aside, I can't help but apply the rational tendencies of my former life to things like: recipe tweaking, digging up obscure facts about pizza, and deciding how many pastries to put in my purse for "later."