Let's call it successful recipe branding. So many of the most beloved and memorable Genius Recipes on Food52 sell themselves with a short, compelling descriptor in the title—one-pan, 3-minute, really good, no-knead, extremely moist (almost regardless of your predisposition toward that word).
Are the names what make them genius? No. But would Dan Leader's "4-Hour Baguette" have caught your attention if it was simply called "Baguette"? Probably not.
The one rule is: They have to live up to the promise of their names—and (great news!) these 21 magical, adjective-lovin' recipes do just that.
Got a genius recipe to share—from a classic cookbook, an online source, or anywhere, really? With a really cool name or otherwise? Please send it my way (and tell me what's so smart about it) at [email protected].