NYT Cooking: This lighter take on ramen, with snap peas and shaved asparagus, comes from the vegetarian cookbook author Lukas Volger. The flavors are perked up with pounded or grated ginger and lemon zest. You can skip the frizzled scallion garnish, but it does add nice texture to the finished bowl.
NYT Cooking: This savory kugel, a Jewish baked noodle pudding, comes from a 1950 spiral-bound cookbook that was compiled by the women of a synagogue in suburban Larchmont, N.Y. They called it Exciting Baked Noodles, and it included what were then considered secret ingredients: Worcestershire and Tabasco sauce. To update it, use high-quality pappardelle egg noodles, which add richness. A spri...
NYT Cooking: This savory pan-fried noodle cake made with rice noodles (or leftover cooked spaghetti) packs a lot of flavor with just a few ingredients, ideal for a quick breakfast or lunch. The mixture can be assembled well in advance. It’s more steamed than fried, but a crisp bottom is revealed when the cake is flipped. Look for the red pepper paste (gochujang) at Korean markets.