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Meet Kristen Miglore on Her Genius Recipes Book Tour

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The Genius Recipes book is (finally) here! Now meet the author behind the book that will make us all better cooks.


Executive Editor Kristen Miglore started the Genius Recipes column in 2011 with a three-ingredient sorbet that uses the pith of a lemon. It's an eyebrow-raising recipe that's just crazy enough to work. Since then, Kristen has unearthed many other recipes from chefs, bloggers, and cookbook authors that rethink cooking tropes and make us better cooks.

More: What exactly makes a Genius Recipe genius?  Find out here.

The column then became a book—that's in bookstores today! Well, it wasn't exactly that simple. With the help of all of you, Kristen found 50 new genius recipes to feature in the book and cherry-picked the greatest hits from the column. She wrote about all of them, tested and retested the recipes to confirm that they were foolproof, and then edited the whole book—fueled by fried toast.

There were also photographs involved. Kristen styled all the images in the book while James Ransom photographed. They ate a lot of food, too.

More: Go behind the scenes on the book's cover shoot.

Now that the book is done and out in the world, Kristen is heading out to meet all of you. Come say hi, get a book signed, and give her tips on more genius recipes. She's really nice! (This is not her talking in the third person.)

Here's where to find Kristen:

New York 4/8 | Book signing at Haven's Kitchen, 4 to 6 PM  

New York 4/23 | Genius panel discussion with Deb Perelman, Michael Ruhlman, and Dorie Greenspan at 92nd Street Y, 7 PM

San Francisco 5/4 | Book signing at Omnivore Books, 6:30 to 7:30 PM

Seattle 5/6 | Book signing at Book Larder, 10 AM

Tulsa 5/9 | An Afternoon with Food52 talk and signing 2 PM

Philadelphia 7/14 | Panel discussion (with Merrill!) at Free Library, 7:30 PM

Tags: Genius Recipes, Food52 Works, Books, Cookbooks