One of the great joys of my job is that there are people in my life who commandeer me when I see them and tell me what they’ve made from New York Times Cooking. My favorite interactions are with my doctor, a consummate New Yorker whom I love, and who has taken care of me for many years. Yesterday, in the exam room during an appointment, she took out her phone, opened the Cooking app, and began scrolling as she gave me the rundown on recipes:
Blistered green beans with pistachios: “This is the only way to make string beans.”
Dutch baby: “It didn’t work with oat milk, but it’s still good.”
Broccoli salad with garlic and sesame: “This? Delish.”
In return, I serve as a private recipe concierge and steer her toward dishes I think she’ll like. A handful of those are below, along with a few of her own picks. You can always tell me what you think, too: [email protected] Hearing from you is the best.
There is just something about warm, burst grapes, and they mix beautifully with meat. In this Lidey Heuck recipe, they accompany chicken schnitzel; a side of sour cream spiked with lemon ties it all together.
My doctor said that she loved this Hetty McKinnon recipe, inspired by dishes like hiyayakko, and that she also used the spicy soy dressing for shrimp and sugar snap peas on the side; it’s also delicious with eggs and rice. This one is popular with our editors too.