Thank you to the generous souls—community members and friends—who sent in these recipes.
Now, I'm thinking ahead to 2016. Below are 16 of my favorite food holy grails, and I haven't stumbled across a genius one yet. I'm counting on you! (And if there's something else you're on the hunt for, let me know in the comments and I'll do my best to make it happen.)
Something with artichokes
Matzo ball soup
Pecan pie, low on the goo
Coffee cake, preferably with a crumb topping
Chicken pot pie!
Something with sweet potatoes
Juicy chicken breasts (you people seem to like chicken, and I've failed you on this front)
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].
The Genius Desserts cookbook is here! With more than 100 of the most beloved and talked-about desserts of our time (and the hidden gems soon to join their ranks) this book will make you a local legend, and a smarter baker to boot.
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."