Mad Genius Tips

In this exclusive video series, Food & Wine Culinary Director-at-Large Justin Chapple reveals wonderfully oddball and genius cooking tips.


The Secret to the Creamiest Mashed Potatoes Is… Mayonnaise

Thanks to mayo, you can make your mashed potatoes ahead of time without worrying about their texture.

Here's the Secret to Your Best Thanksgiving Turkey Yet

In our latest "Mad Genius Tips" video, Justin Chapple shares his hack for ultra-crispy turkey skin.

How to Make Steakhouse-Style Ribeye

This Mad Genius technique is perfect for cooking steak indoors.

The Easiest Way to Make Bearnaise Sauce

Take your steaks to the next level with this 'Mad Genius' technique. 

These DIY Smoker Boxes Are Perfect for Quick Weeknight Grilling

Outdoor smokers can be cumbersome—Justin Chapple shows us a Mad Genius Tip for making easy disposable smoker pouches. 

Make Bibimbap on the Grill with This Simple Foil Trick

Using heavy duty foil, Justin Chapple has an easy hack for making the Korean classic at home.

How to Make Eggs on the Grill

Justin Chapple's trick will help you make sunny-side-up eggs and frittatas in 8 to 10 minutes.

You Are Currently 20 Minutes Away from Frosé

A Mad Genius tip for making on-demand pink wine slushies with a repurposed countertop appliance.

Andrew Zimmern's Bacon Fat Tortillas

Mad Genius Tips guest co-host Andrew Zimmern makes grease taste great.

More Mad Genius Tips

How to Make 5-Minute Brownies, Without an Oven

This just in from F&W's Justin Chapple: your waffle iron is the perfect tool for lightning fast desserts.