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50 Recipes Better than Going out to the 50 Best Restaurants

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On Monday, The World's 50 Best Restaurants announced its picks for 2015. The list caused quite a kerfuffle. Allegations of the whole process being rigged and chock-full of biased, non-credible voters flew. Essentially, the list is bupkis. 

Regardless of opinion, unless you're one of the fortunate few who can jet set to El Celler de Can Roca in Spain (named No. 1), Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy (No. 2), or Noma in Copenhagen (No. 3), the list is nothing more than a string of names. You don't have to traipse the world for restaurant-quality food -- just make it at home. Dishes like Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi's silken hummus, pasta paired with yogurt and caramelized onions, and James Beard's strawberry shortcakes cost a lot less than a plane ticket to Europe.

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Here are 50 of our favorite recipes that beat trekking to The World's 50 Best Restaurants. 

Carrot Avocado Salad by Merrill Stubbs and Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi's Basic Hummus by Genius Recipes

  

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Roasted Tomato Jam by Amanda Hesser and Roberto Santibañez' Classic Guacamole by Genius Recipes

  

 

Parker & Otis' Pimento Cheese (+ Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Bacon & Tomato) by Genius Recipes and Negroni Sbagliato by Julie Meyers

  

 

ABC Kitchen's Butternut Squash on Toast by Kenzi Wilbur and Moro's Chickpeas and Spinach (Garbanzos con Espinacas) by Genius Recipes

  

 

Watermelon Tomato Salad with Cumin and Fennel by Amanda Hesser and Romaine and Avocado Salad with Anchovy Garlic Vinaigrette by Phyllis Grant

  

 

Grilled Bread Salad with Broccoli Rabe and Summer Squash by EmilyC and Carrot and Radicchio Salad with Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette by Kenzi Wilbur

  

 

Anna Klinger's Grilled Swiss Chard Stems with Anchovy Vinaigrette by Genius Recipes and Chard Salad with Garlic Breadcrumbs and Parmesan by Merrill Stubbs

  

 

Heidi Swanson's Pan-Fried Giant White Beans with Kale by Genius Recipes and Toro Bravo's Radicchio Salad with Manchego Vinaigrette by Genius Recipes

  

 

Dan Barber's Cauliflower Steaks with Cauliflower Purée by Genius Recipes and Sautéed Zucchini with Mint, Basil, and Walnuts by Marian Bull

  

 

Stuart Brioza's Mushrooms in Pickle-Brine Butter by Genius Recipes and Charred Broccoli and Lentil Salad by EmilyC

   

 

Momofuku's Soy Sauce Eggs by Genius Recipes and Heidi Swanson's Chickpea Stew with Saffron, Yogurt, and Garlic by Genius Recipes

  

 

Gabrielle Hamilton's Grilled Cheese Sandwiches by Genius Recipes and Jean-Georges' Ginger Fried Rice by Genius Recipes

    

 

Yotam Ottolenghi's Sweet Corn Polenta with Eggplant Sauce by Genius Recipes and Pasta with Tomatoes, Garlic, Basil, and Brie by Merrill Stubbs

  

 

Braised Onion Sauce by Kenzi Wilbur and Pasta with Spring Vegetables, Bathed in Cream by Marian Bull

   

 

Al Forno's Penne with Tomato, Cream, and Five Cheeses by Genius Recipes and Rao's Meatballs by Genius Recipes 

  

 

Spaghetti Carbonara by Brette Warshaw and Michael Ruhlman's Pasta with Tomato Water, Basil, and Garlic by Genius Recipes 

  

 

Diane Kochilas' Pasta with Yogurt and Caramelized Onions by Genius Recipes and Bloody Good Steak by connoisseur

   

 

Low-Maintenance Fish Tacos by Amanda Hesser and Le Bernardin's Crispy-Skinned Fish by Genius Recipes

  

 

Duck à l'Orange by Cara Nicoletti and Seafood Spaghetti Baked in Paper (Spaghetti al Cartoccio) by Emiko 

  

 

Diana Kennedy's Carnitas by Genius Recipes and Braised Chicken Thighs with Tomato and Garlic by Merrill Stubbs

    

 

Melissa Clark's Really Easy Duck Confit by Genius Recipes and Canal House's Chicken Thighs with Lemon by Genius Recipes

  

 

Beef in Barolo by Merrill Stubbs and Dan Leader's 4-Hour Baguette by Genius Recipes

  

 

My New Roots' Life-Changing Loaf of Bread by Genius Recipes and Maialino's Olive Oil Cake by Genius Recipes

  

 

James Beard's Strawberry Shortcakes by Genius Recipes and Anne Dimock's Straight-Up Rhubarb Pie by Genius Recipes

  

 

Cook's Illustrated's Blondies by Genius Recipes and Chocolate Chip Cookies by Phyllis Grant

  

Photos by Food52, James Ransom, Mark Weinberg, Eric Moran, Bobbi Lin, Phyllis Grant, Linda Xiao, Emiko, Linda Pugliese, and Jennifer Causey 

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