Take Care of Yourself and Others

Hello and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes. Instead of my usual introduction, I want to direct you to a letter that Sam Sifton sent out today about NYT Cooking and our values. I hope you’ll take a moment to read it. Please take care of yourself and others. If that includes cooking, then I hope…

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Coronavirus Testing for Summer Camp Kids

Even before Howard Salzberg announced his intention to open the gates of Camp Modin in Belgrade, Maine, for the summer — defying a drumbeat for cancellation during the coronavirus pandemic — he was getting pitched. And pitched and pitched and pitched. By the companies selling masks, face shields, gloves and massive tents like you’d see…

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Love Letter: Embracing Love and Uncertainty

When stay-at-home orders went into effect almost three months ago, just about everything became complicated and uncertain. Meeting up with family and friends became a health hazard, grocery shopping required masks and gloves, and for couples who weren’t cohabitating, blossoming romances came to a screeching halt. In this week’s Modern Love essay, the pandemic threatens…

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Louisville Barbecue Owner Killed in Police Shooting Fed a Food Desert

Maybe it was something in Odessa McAtee’s dressing that led her son to a career in cooking. “He loved my dressing,” she said, speaking over the phone Thursday from her home in Louisville, Ky. “‘Mama, make me some dressing,’” she recalled his asking all the time. Her turkey dressing and collard greens were his favorites.…

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A Letter From the Editor

Good day. Seek the truth and help people understand the world. That’s the mission of The New York Times. It holds true for NYT Cooking as well, where we look at everything through the prism of home cooking and write up our findings as recipes. And here is a truth now: The protests that have…

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This Isn’t Strawberry Shortcake as You Know It

This might be a controversial position in the world of desserts, but I think berries and whipped cream go better with a nice, crisp cookie than with the soft biscuits of a classic New England strawberry shortcake. I adore biscuits, but, to my mind, they’re bread, not cake, and best eaten for breakfast, not dessert.…

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Disordered Eating in a Disordered Time

For Emily Roll, a performance artist in southeast Michigan, the beginning of 2020 offered a glimpse of hope for an anorexia recovery that was a long time coming. After 15 years of struggling with an eating disorder, Mx. Roll began seeing a nutritionist and therapist. They were spending each day busy on their feet: doing…

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A Brunch Wedding Not to Be Missed

Bonnie Lemesh and Dave Katleman, both 59, have already sent invitations to their June 13 virtual Hawaii wedding, complete with a video screen backdrop of palm trees, golden sand and lots of blue ocean. With about 50 family members and close friends, — from Brooklyn to California, watching on Zoom, Denise Daley, a retired San…

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They Bonded Over Anime

Dr. Jennifer Ross had only been on one date before meeting Tyler LeFevre in April 2014 while she was in veterinary school at Colorado State University. She had always been career-focused and had little time for romance. But she did have time for anime, which is what she was watching when she met Mr. LeFevre…

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He Professed His Love at 16, Then Waited

Julian Schwarz professed his love to Marika Bournaki in 2007 when they were 16 and students at the Aspen Music Festival and School in Colorado. “I declared my love after curfew and went into her dorm room the night before she left the festival,’’ said Mr. Schwarz, 29, a classical cello soloist and the assistant…

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