The smartest, most talked-about recipes in one brilliant, beautiful book.

Update: Genius Recipes is now a New York Times best seller!

This debut cookbook from Food52 Works, a new imprint with Ten Speed Press, is written (and signed!) by Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore, based on her James Beard Award-nominated Genius Recipes column on Food52—a series that uncovers the recipes and tricks that change the way we cook.

This essential collection includes more than 100 foolproof recipes—some greatest hits from the column, some never before featured—from food luminaries like Julia Child, Nigella Lawson, and Michael Ruhlman, all photographed by Food52's own James Ransom. These dishes (many of them sourced from tips from the Food52 community!) range from the familiar (Marcella Hazan's beloved Tomato Sauce) to the innovative (Dan Barber's 1-Ingredient Crackers). Each recipe has something that sets it apart: a way of turning a cooking technique upside-down, or using an ingredient in an unexpected way, or just yielding a best-in-its-class standard for favorites like waffles or pan-fried chicken. In every case, these recipes will become your new classics.