A Home You Can Ski Right Into

When Trent Tucker’s friend suggested he build a vacation house in the private community of Martis Camp, near Truckee, Calif., just north of Lake Tahoe, Mr. Tucker initially laughed it off. He was busy in Tulsa, Okla., running Tucker Tennis Academy, a training facility for young players that he founded in 2001. “I was like,…

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Savoring Costa Rica, Sip By Sip

“Coffee,” said Buzzy O’Keeffe, the owner of the renowned River Café, in Brooklyn, “is the last thing a restaurant diner tastes — so it better be good.” For Mr. O’Keeffe, it seems, it’s never good enough. Every couple of weeks he assembles his chef and several staff members for a blind tasting of brews from…

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Leaving Shanghai as the Coronavirus Extended Its Reach

When I flew to China at the beginning of January to teach a three-week college class, the Wuhan coronavirus was barely on anyone’s radar. By the time I got back to New York last Friday, it was front page news around the world, with more than 800 cases in China and 26 deaths; by Monday,…

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Momcations. It’s a Thing.

In Brandy Ferner’s upcoming novel, “Adult Conversation,” two burned-out moms escape to Las Vegas for a short respite from the crumbling marriages and endless snack requests that define their everyday lives. It’s a practice that Ms. Ferner, a mother to a 6-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy, understands well: She’s been going on so-called “momcations”…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: More Than 4,000 Infected as Death Toll Surpasses 100

Here’s what you need to know: ImageHealth workers disinfect a residence in Ruichang, China, a city in Jiangxi Province. A coronavirus outbreak that has left more than 100 people dead began in the neighboring province of Hubei. Credit…Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Death tolls exceeds 100 as number of infections skyrockets. The outbreak of a mysterious…

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Chinese Officials Race to Contain Anger Over Virus

WUHAN, China — The Chinese government scrambled to contain not only the coronavirus epidemic but also growing expressions of public fury over the management of the crisis as the death toll rose on Tuesday to at least 106. China’s National Immigration Administration on Tuesday encouraged Chinese citizens to reconsider the timing of overseas travel to…

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As Virus Spreads, Anger Floods Chinese Social Media

SHANGHAI — Recently, someone following the coronavirus crisis through China’s official news media would see lots of footage, often set to stirring music, praising the heroism and sacrifice of health workers marching off to stricken places. But someone following the crisis through social media would see something else entirely: vitriolic comments and mocking memes about…

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A Midwest Connection for Wagyu Beef

In 2014, several Angus cattle ranchers in Ohio started raising Wagyu for Sakura Wagyu Farms, a company formed to set standards for the cattle. The animals are bred from 100 percent Wagyu stock crossed with Angus, according to strict rules covering how they are grown (pastured, without hormones or antibiotics). Sakura’s own farms, also in…

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The Only Saucepan You Need

Cookware is among the stuff sold on Food52, the website for cooking and dining. Its new line, Five Two Essential Cookware, is designed with consumers’ feedback, and includes about the best saucepan you could want. Everything was considered: Made with three layers (aluminum sandwiched between stainless steel), it has well-balanced heft, a slightly rounded silhouette…

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Take a Deep Dive Into Spanish Cuisine

In the past two decades, the reputation of Spanish food on the world’s culinary stage has skyrocketed, with chefs like Ferran Adrià, the Roca brothers, the Arzaks and José Andrés in the lead. But as “Delicioso,” a new history of Spanish food explains, it is not a sudden phenomenon. The illustrated book is a dense,…

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