Spurred by the massive increase in home cooking due to the pandemic, Food52 launched The Genius Recipe Tapes in September 2020. In addition to host Kristin Miglore interviewing cooks and food writers, Genius Recipe Tapes offers a number of handy features. For example, episode notes include links to recipes and more information about the foods and techniques discussed in the recordings. Perhaps best of all, full transcripts of recordings are also available to would-be listeners interested in quickly scanning before plugging in for a 20-minute installment. While the topics cover all forms of cooking, listeners may want to pay special attention to baking-specific selections (for example, the October 6, 2020 episode on "The Perfect Biscuit"). Vegan bakers may be interested in the October 20, 2020 episode with cookbook author and Australian transplanted to NYC Hetty McKinnon. Here, readers will find links to McKinnon's genius recipe for whipped hummus on Food52 that came out of a kitchen "oops," forgetting to drain the chickpeas, and will also find more about aquafaba, the liquid drained from chickpeas that is used as a vegan egg white substitute.