A Glass to Keep Half Full

Even that pour of club soda will take on a springtime rosé hue in this new glass. It comes in a stemless shape, now something of a classic, and has a bubbly pattern in pale salmon pink that deepens from top to bottom. It’s a fairly substantial glass, holding 16 ounces, and could even be…

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Ashkenazi Foodways Explored in Online Course

A new online course from the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in Chelsea explores the history of Jewish food through the lens of Ashkenazi traditions. It features personalities and scholars in the Jewish food world, like Darra Goldstein, Lior Lev Sercarz, Adeena Sussman, Leah Koenig and Niki Russ Federman, along with materials from YIVO’s archives.…

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Rezdôra Sells Its Pastas to Go

Before the pandemic, a reservation at Rezdôra was a challenge, and now it’s not possible to dine at Stefano Secchi and David Switzer’s year-old restaurant, featuring the food of Emilia-Romagna. But you can try a plate of the highly regarded homemade pasta, which impressed Pete Wells to the tune of three stars. Mr. Secchi is…

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More Shelf-Stable Foods From Patagonia

For several years, Patagonia, the outdoor gear company, has been selling a line of packaged shelf-stable, backpack-friendly foods like hot-smoked fish, dried fruit, snacks and soup mixes. Now they have expanded it to include pasta and sauces, nuts, grains and even baby food, not all of it packaged to carry on the trail. Patagonia Provisions,…

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Buffalo Trace Releases Three Kosher Whiskeys

Kosher wine is commonplace, and has been for some time. Kosher spirits, not so much. Many spirits are, in fact, technically kosher, but in most cases, they got there accidentally. The Buffalo Trace Distillery in Kentucky has taken a more proactive approach, working over the past 10 years with the Chicago Rabbinical Council on a…

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How Coronavirus Infected Some, but Not All, in a Restaurant

In January, at a restaurant in Guangzhou, China, one diner infected with the novel coronavirus but not yet feeling sick appeared to have spread the disease to nine other people. One of the restaurant’s air-conditioners apparently blew the virus particles around the dining room. There were 73 other diners who ate that day on the…

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Two E.R. Workers Worry: If They Died, Who’d Take Care of Their Son?

A few nights ago, after their 18-month-old son, Nolan, went to sleep, Dr. Adam Hill and Neena Budhraja sat down on the living room couch in their apartment in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Pen and paper in hand, they turned their attention to a pressing need: figuring out who would be Nolan’s legal guardian if the coronavirus…

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The Pandemic’s Hidden Victims: Sick or Dying, but Not From the Virus

Maria Kefalas considers her husband, Patrick Carr, a forgotten victim of the coronavirus. In January, Mr. Carr, a sociology professor at Rutgers University, suffered a relapse of the blood cancer that he has had for eight years. Once again, he required chemotherapy to try to bring the disease, multiple myeloma, under control. But this time,…

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Nina Balducci, Who Shaped a Famed Grocery Store, Dies at 91

If you grew up as part of Nina Balducci’s clan, the rhythm of the week was set by meals orchestrated with equal parts panache and tradition. Friday night supper, in keeping with her Roman Catholic faith, was fish. Saturday was steak night. Sunday was pasta and red sauce. And always there was bread, whose wrapper…

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