Our caller this week, Maya, really thinks about how she cooks. She’s identified more than a dozen types of recipes that she knows she can rely on, and even adapt. But, she’s in search of more like these. She wants more meal frameworks that will allow her to think outside the bounds of following a recipe. So, Chris taps Claire Saffitz to help Maya discover more meal types to add to her repertoire.

Recipes featured in the episode:

From Chris, One pan chicken thighs with burst tomatoes, harissa, and feta

From Claire, Cold Noodles i.e.: Cold Miso-Sesame Noodles, Ramen with Steak and Sesame-Ginger Dressing, Rice Noodles with Shrimp and Coconut-Lime Dressing, Udon with Chicken and Garlicky Peanut Dressing, Soba with Tofu and Miso-Mustard Dressing, Cutlet & a Salad: i.e. Cutlet Story, japanese curry w Chicken Katsu