Chocolate in a New York State of Mind

Chocolates that pay homage to New York — with colorful local images of the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, Wall Street and so forth on each square — are a new addition to the collections made and sold by the chocolatier MarieBelle New York. Fillings vary, but include toffee, pistachio, espresso and passion fruit.…

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Sake and Beer Among the Bases for These Vinegars

American wines, sakes, and craft beers and ciders are what American Vinegar Works uses to produce its line of small batch vinegars. Rodrigo Vargas, who founded this new company in Lowell, Mass., in the northeast corner of the state, researched 19th-century vinegar traditions to create his line of eight complex and balanced vinegars. Of particular…

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Frozen Vegan Meals From the Chef Matthew Kenney

Matthew Kenney, the classically trained chef turned vegan ambassador and restaurateur, has introduced a collection of plant-based frozen dishes. His new PlantMade line includes Buffalo cauliflower bites, cacio e pepe “mac and cheeze,” chickpea curry, jackfruit enchiladas and carnitas, and Korean meatless balls. A sampling of these proved nicely seasoned and satisfying single servings. Mr.…

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A Charcoal Grill That Sizzles

Even with social distancing, four to six guests can sit around a big table with this cunning new grill in the middle and sizzle their own skewered meats, seafood or short ribs. As the company promises, the grill is safe to use on a tabletop, even wood. With the charcoal lit and roaring hot, I…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Moderna and N.I.H. Begin Vaccine Trial

Here’s what you need to know: ImageRobert O’Brien, the national security adviser, on the South Lawn in March. He is the most senior White House official known to have contracted the coronavirus.Credit…Al Drago for The New York Times Trump’s national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, tested positive for the virus. President Trump’s national security adviser, Robert C.…

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The Doctor Behind the Disputed Covid Data

A college degree at 19. A medical school graduate with a Ph.D. at 27. By the time he completed training in vascular surgery in 2014, Dr. Sapan Desai had cast himself as an ambitious physician, an entrepreneur with an M.B.A. and a prolific researcher published in medical journals. Then the novel coronavirus hit and Dr.…

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Of Wine, Hand Gel and Heartbreak

HUNAWIHR, France — The tanker-truck pulled up and it was time to let it go. The decision to send the wine to the distillery had been made weeks ago. It still hurt. Soon the wine would be hand gel. “We’ve got to load it up now,” said Jérôme Mader, a 38-year-old winemaker, muttering to himself.…

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Finding Balance in a Summer Side

The most memorable summer meals don’t hinge on a single perfect dish. Instead, it is the interplay of multiple plates and platters — like a great mezze — that transforms them into an occasion. And a well-executed simple side is as critical to the whole menu as anything that may have taken hours to compose.…

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Dinner for One

Good morning. Had a nice visit with a friend the other evening, sitting on a tree stump in his yard after dinner. He’d made duck legs, he said, rubbed with salt, pepper and a few generous shakes of five-spice powder, cooked them low and slow on his grill, before blasting them at the end to…

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On the Lookout for Moose on Michigan’s Isle Royale

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions in place worldwide, we launched a new 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, Tony Cenicola, a New York Times staff photographer, shares a collection…

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