How to Feed Crowds in a Protest or Pandemic? The Sikhs Know

Inside a low, brick-red building in Queens Village, a group of about 30 cooks has made and served more than 145,000 free meals in just 10 weeks. They arrive at 4 a.m. three days a week to methodically assemble vast quantities of basmati rice, dal, beans and vibrantly flavored sabzis for New York City hospital…

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A Cooking Camp for Adults

Perhaps you’ve been cooking for going on three months now, but the kitchen is still a challenge. Jennifer Clair, who has been running a hands-on cooking school for many years, is now offering a virtual five-week “camp” for adults, a series of lessons on the basics. From proper knife work, it goes on to preparing…

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Restaurant Dumplings Want a Place in Your Freezer

Frozen Chinese dumplings ready to heat are not new, especially in grocery stores in Chinese neighborhoods, but two Manhattan restaurants now sell them for pickup or delivery. Northern Tiger, the counter-style spot at Hudson Eats in Brookfield Place near the World Trade Center, has introduced kits of dumplings now being made at Wayla, their sibling…

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Cheese Is the Best Gift of All

Jasper Hill Farm in Greensboro, Vt. — one of the country’s most celebrated cheesemakers, known for the satiny, somewhat funky, rich Harbison — is offering two assortments, with 10 percent of the price of each donated to organizations helping restaurants and their employees during the pandemic. The World Central Kitchen box, named for and benefiting…

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Rosés by the Six-Pack

When it comes to rosés, I’m still learning what regions, grapes and producers I really like. Which is why I think a mixed case is a great idea. Victoria James, the beverage director at Cote, a Korean steakhouse, has selected six rosés of varying intensity from California, France and Italy. You get two of each…

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Remembrances of Lunches Past

Erica Heller, the daughter of the novelist Joseph Heller (“Catch-22”), describes an imagined lunch at the original Union Square Cafe with her dad, in “One Last Lunch.” It’s the first of 50 fairly brief chapters about final meals, invented by writers and others, with people they loved. So you also have Daniel Bellow with his…

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Jewelry Inspired by Farm Living

Janet Mavec, who once had a store on Madison Avenue, makes jewelry that she sells online. Most of the pieces, including necklaces, pendants, charms, bracelets, pins and earrings, are inspired by what’s on her farm in Pottersville, N.J. The items are made from 18-karat gold plate over brass and range in price from $30 to…

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Live Coronavirus Updates: New York Reopens

Here’s what you need to know: ImageWorkers in Lima, Peru, last week waited to disinfect an area at a popular market to help prevent the spread of the virus.Credit…Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press New daily cases hit a record high on Sunday, the W.H.O. said. The number of new daily cases worldwide hit a new high on…

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7 Fail-Safe Father’s Day Gifts That Won’t Disappoint

Elle If the dad in your life has discerning taste, landing on the perfect Father’s Day gift can be a real challenge. This year, instead of returning to same-old favorites, surprise him with something fresh that will surpass his wildest expectations. While no gift can ever repay a lifetime of fatherly love and support, these…

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Evelyn Caro, Nurse Who Realized a Lifelong Dream, Dies at 69

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. Throughout his childhood, Liam St. John would watch his mother, Evelyn Caro, start and stop her education, unable to follow through on her plan to become a nurse. Ms. Caro was a divorced single mother…

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