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The Top 10 Genius Recipes of All Time

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Every week—often with your help—Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.

Today: The 10 Genius Recipes you've loved most (ever!).

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With the Genius Recipes cookbook on store shelves, it's a fitting moment to look back at the all-time most popular recipes in the series. Sure, it's been nearly four years since the column launched and there have been 190 of these puppies, but when it comes to recipes you (and we) turn to again and again, these are tops.

All 10 of these recipes, naturally, are in the book (which Alex Guarnaschelli called "the greatest of greatest hits cookbook" and I wished I could kiss her through the Instagram screen), along with other well-loved classics from the column and 50 recipes that are brand-new to the series. If you're new to the Genius tribe, these 10 are a great place to start—collect them all! You'll be currying avocado and putting whipped cream on asparagus before you know it.

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Marcella Hazan's Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter


 

Paul Bertolli's Cauliflower Soup


 

Alice Waters' Ratatouille


 

Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi's Basic Hummus


 

Russ Parsons' Dry-Brined Turkey (a.k.a. The Judy Bird)


 

Hervé This' Chocolate Mousse


 

Rao's Meatballs


 

Northern Spy's Kale Salad


 

Roberto Santibañez' Classic Guacamole


 

Alon Shaya's Whole Roasted Cauliflower and Whipped Goat Cheese

Tell me: Which Genius Recipes do you think should have made the top 10?

Photos by James Ransom

 


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