2022, are you over already? Inflation was the story of the year, as prices for pantry staples soared. Readers of The New York Times’s Food section turned to stories that helped them cook well, with less. And three years into the coronavirus pandemic, the need to cook satisfying meals quickly


And so closes the second year of the pandemic, 12 months more of worry, of working from home, of trying to make each meal feel like something new. The articles that readers of the Food section and New York Times Cooking craved this year acknowledged this new reality. Many of