Nothing Beats the Smell of Freshly Baked Cookies

Like many restaurateurs and chefs trying to survive the pandemic, Jonathan Benno has gone into the meal kit business. Along with dinner dishes to assemble at home, his Leonelli Focacceria e Pasticceria in the NoMad section of Manhattan is offering frozen chocolate chip cookie dough, ready to bake. Leave space on the baking sheet: The…

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Your Sourdough Deserves This

The buyers for Food52 have found an unusual item, a bag from Tuscany for keeping bread. It’s fashioned of sturdy washable paper by Uashmama, a company that specializes in the material and uses it for a range of products. The bread bag is made in various colors and in two sizes, suitable for round or…

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First Documented Coronavirus Reinfection Reported in Hong Kong

A 33-year-old man was infected a second time with the coronavirus more than four months after his first bout, the first documented case of so-called reinfection, researchers in Hong Kong reported Monday. The finding was not unexpected, especially given the millions of people who have been infected worldwide, experts said. And the man had no…

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Black Chefs Are Landing More Cookbook Deals. Is That Enough?

When Nicole Taylor’s agent suggested three years ago that she write a Juneteenth cookbook, Ms. Taylor, a food writer, shelved the idea. She didn’t think any publisher would buy it. But early this summer, after several months spent working on a proposal, Ms. Taylor had a deal worth many times what she was paid for…

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Honey May Ease Coughs and Other Respiratory Symptoms

Honey is a traditional home remedy for colds. Now a review of studies provides scientific evidence that honey does indeed have a modest but significant beneficial effect on coughs and other respiratory symptoms. British researchers pooled data from 14 randomized controlled trials testing honey for the relief of upper respiratory tract infections. The studies measured…

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Roaming Through Lanzarote’s Otherworldly Vineyards

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions in place worldwide, we launched a series — The World Through a Lens — in which photojournalists help transport you, virtually, to some of our planet’s most beautiful and intriguing places. This week, Mónica R. Goya shares a collection of images from the Spanish island…

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Why You Can’t Have a Serious Relationship with a Macho Man

A group of scientists from the University of Minnesota (USA) came to the conclusion that handsome men make a more beneficial and pleasant impression not only on women. They move up the career ladder faster and have more friends. Ladies, as it seems at first glance, consider handsome men more attractive for creating a family.…

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Summer in a Bowl

Good morning! This is Tejal, writing to you from Los Angeles, where the summer produce is nudging me toward this gorgeous succotash (above) from Vallery Lomas. It’s everything good about late August crammed together in one bowl: fresh corn, ripe tomatoes, shelled butter beans, slippery okra — and a little Andouille sausage and seasoned shrimp,…

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New Mentorship Program RAISEfashion Aims to Bolster Black Talent

Several months ago when I interviewed Harlem’s Fashion Row founder Brandice Daniel, the advocate for designers of color spoke frankly: «I learned pretty early on that press alone doesn’t pay the bills,» she told me. To Daniel, mentorship was just as crucial as access and funding. Now, thanks to a partnership with RAISEfashion, «We have…

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