There are good recipes, there are great recipes — and there are genius recipes. Genius recipes are the ones that come into your life like a bolt of lightning. They throw out the rule book and show you a whole new way of doing something. They solve a problem you never fully realized you had. Whether it’s an absurdly simple tomato sauce by an Italian cooking giant, a legendary roast chicken by a beloved San Francisco chef, a TikTok sensation by a Finnish food artist, or chocolate cookies so delicious they will create world peace, they are startlingly simple. They make cooking fun. Join cookbook editor and Ferrisburgh resident Rux Martin for a discussion of her favorite genius recipes from a thirty-year career in publishing and bring a recipe you love to share and discuss.
Rux Martin is a freelance cookbook editor. Before retiring in 2019, she was an editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, where she published many New York Times bestsellers. Her authors include Jacques Pépin, Dorie Greenspan, and Ruth Reichl.