#25 – From Picky Eater to Food Genius, with Kristen Miglore of Food52

Kristen Miglore is the Creative Director of Food52, a popular food and e-commerce website in the U.S. She’s also the author of the just-released cookbook “Genius Desserts,” a follow-up to her IACP award-winning, New York Times best-selling cookbook “Genius Recipes.” Both books grew out of her beloved column on Food52, Genius Recipes. For the column, she finds the recipes that will become staples in your kitchen: either sharing the dishes that an entire generation knows and loves, or discovering and revealing little-known gems that ought to be shared widely. She also crowd-sources recipes from the F52 community and narrows it down to the ones you need to know.

I love Kristen’s path because it goes to show that there is often no “path” for following your passion. She was a picky eater as a child, then found a real love of cookbooks and cooking in college, where she was studying economics. Post-college, she was completely bored by her jobs in the econ industry, and her passion for food became stronger. “It became a clamor I just couldn’t ignore.”

From there, the rest is history — a Master’s from NYU’s Food Studies program and then Food52’s first hire nearly a decade ago.

The co-founders of Food52, Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, make a cameo in today’s episode, too!

I love these three ladies and I love this episode — I hope you do, too!!

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