What Would You Consider a Genius Recipe?

What Would You Consider a Genius Recipe?

Megan Gordon
Jul 12, 2011

Recently our friends over at Food 52 started a new column called Genius Recipes where they explore recipes that have really changed the way we cook and envision food.

For the first piece, Kristen Miglore writes about The River Cottage's Strawberry Sorbet with equal parts enthusiasm and awe. With just three ingredients and one food processor bowl, I have to say I can't blame her.

But what exactly is a genius recipe? Kristen tells readers:

"Genius recipes surprise us and make us rethink cooking tropes. They're handed down by luminaries of the food world and become their legacy. They get us talking and change the way we cook. And, once we've folded them into our repertoires, they make us feel pretty genius too."

So we're not just talking about really good recipes here. We're not talking about family recipes that you've come to really enjoy out of habit or tradition. We're talking about the truly glimmering, stand-out recipes that you cherish -- recipes that have changed you in some way. We're eager to see what will follow the Strawberry Sorbet recipe and, in the meantime, would love to hear more about what you would consider a genius recipe.

Related: Breakfast Recipe: The BEST Pancakes Ever!

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