We started shooting videos to go with every week's recipe—first, with pretty hands-and-pans videos, as they call them in the biz (like this one). Then we moved on to videos with real live me showing you how I'd cook the recipe, you know, by forgetting steps and stumbling over appliances and still coming out with something pretty great (like the one above!).
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And then there were the recipes. Here are the 10 you loved most, in case you missed them the first time around—a pretty great haul, full of chicken and chocolate and even one salad. Thank you all for being part of this ever-growing Genius sideshow, 7 years and change in. To many more recipes and new adventures in 2019!
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."