Sam Sifton: You Don’t Need a Recipe: Cooking During Covid

We’ve all been cooped up at home for months and many of us have been cooking more than we ever have before. The founding editor of NYT Cooking talks about the joys and frustrations of doing that in the midst of a global pandemic and about his new book, “No-Recipe Recipes,” out this March from Ten Speed Press. 

Sam Sifton is an assistant managing editor of The New York Times, responsible for culture and lifestyle coverage, and the founding editor of NYT Cooking, its digital recipe collection. Formerly The Times’s food editor, national news editor, chief restaurant critic and culture news editor, he is also the author of “See You on Sunday: A Cookbook for Family and Friends” and “Thanksgiving: How to Cook It Well.”