About Justin Chapple

Justin Chapple

As the Culinary Director at FOOD & WINE, Chapple tests and develops hundreds of recipes a year for the magazine, digital projects and cookbooks. Justin also teaches wonderfully oddball kitchen hacks as the host of F&W’s video series Mad Genius Tips, for which he was nominated for a prestigious James Beard Award. In addition, Justin is the author of F&W’s cookbook, Mad Genius Tips: Over 90 Expert Hacks and 100 Delicious Recipes. Before joining FOOD & WINE, he graduated from the French Culinary Institute and worked under chef Alain Allegretti in New York City. Justin appears regularly on NBC’s “Today Show.” @justinchapple

A blue bowl filled with buttermilk ranch dressing with a spoon resting in it.

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Creamy, cool, herby, and tangy, this homemade ranch dressing is unspeakably better than the stuff in a bottle or (shudder) envelope. Slather, drizzle, dunk, and dip away.

A plate of seared scallops with grilled sweet corn salad, sliced red onion, and watercress.

Scallops with Grilled Sweet Corn Salad

Sweet sea scallops jumbled with even sweeter summer corn piled atop peppery greens. Simple. Virtuous. And satiating in a way most salads aspire to be but, sadly, are not.

Three ears of grilled Mexican-style street corn slathered with lime mayo and sprinkled with cilantro, cheese, hot sauce

Mexican-Style Street Corn

Does it get any better (or more like you’re vacationing south of the border) than grilled corn slathered with lime mayo, cheese, cilantro, and hot sauce? Nah.

A black bowl fill with green beans, peas, and lettuce tossed with buttermilk ranch dressing

Green Bean-Pea Salad with Ranch Dressing

Tired of steamed green beans? One taste of this salad and you’ll understand why folks who try it for the first time are making it again and again and again that very same week.