Book Report

The greatest hits, all in one book

Many of us have our "recipe Rolodex," filled with dishes we turn to in a pinch. Some earn their place, because they're quick, hanger-curtailing dinners. Others are stashed in there, because they're reliably tasty. And then there are the treasured recipes that open a whole new world of flavor and technique.

Those are the genius recipes, and you can find them all in Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook.

Food 52, the culinary world's favorite recipe-crowdsourcing website, searched high and low for the best of the best for its James Beard Award-nominated column, "Genius Recipes." Now, it's sharing 100 of its favorites, some previously unpublished, all in one place.

Here's a sneak peek at what you'll be cooking:

• Get your hands on Sullivan Street Bakery baker Jim Lahey's cult No-Knead Bread.

• Master legendary cookbook author Marcella Hazan's classic Tomato Sauce with Butter & Onion.

• Cook The Perfect Pan-Seared Steaks from the king of The Food Lab, J. Kenji López-Alt.

• Achieve baking nirvana with Nigella Lawson's Dense Chocolate Loaf Cake.

The real question now: What will you cook first?