Mad Genius Tips



You May Never Use Regular Frosting Again After You Learn This Cupcake Hack

You're Going to Make So Many Ice Cream Sandwiches Once You Try This Trick

The Secret to Charcoal Grilling Indoors

Let's say that like many people in the world, you love barbecue, and want to make some for yourself. Except, also like many people in the world, you live in a city, or are amidst the cold and dreary winter, or you just don't have access to an outdoor grill.

The Secret to Perfect Scrambled Eggs

How to Make Green Eggs and Ham in Honor of Dr. Seuss's Birthday

On March 2, 1904, Theodor Seuss Geisel was born, though you likely know him better as children's book champion Dr. Seuss. That would make today his 114th birthday! And what better way to celebrate than with your own DIY version of green eggs and ham?

The Easiest Way to Store Your Knives

Got too many knives for your knife block? Or just no knife block at all? Food & Wine Culinary Director Justin Chapple has the Mad Genius Tip that'll get you safely storing all your blades away, using just two easy-to-find items.

You'll need a tall, sturdy, container, and a bag of plain white rice. Yes, that's it!

"Nothing Is More Delicious" Than Andrew Zimmern's Crispy Chicken Skin Tacos

"For my money," says special co-host Andrew Zimmern on the latest Mad Genius Tips, there is absolutely nothing more delicious than crispy chicken skin in a taco." You've already made the perfect duck fat tortilla to go with it, so now it's time to make that pivotal, crispy filling.

Andrew Zimmern Wants You to Make Bacon Fat Tortillas

If you've been saving up bacon fat for a special occasion, this Mad Genius Tip with Andrew Zimmern could be your big moment. The Bizarre Foods host joins Food & Wine culinary director Justin Chapple to teach viewers a new use for that liquid (or solid, depending on the state of things) gold you might not have considered before: Bacon fat tortillas.

The Best Way to Cut and Store Cake

If you love cake like Food & Wine culinary director Justin Chapple does, you don't want any of it going to waste. So whether you have a few slices left over from that Super Bowl party, or are planning a Valentine's Day dessert to remember, the latest Mad Genius Tip is for you. Say goodbye to those triangles!

What to Make for Super Bowl Sunday: New England Lobster Dip and Philly Cheesesteak Queso

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