The Essential Indian Recipes

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The Talented Mr. Philbrick

Inigo Philbrick probably didn’t set out to become one of the art world’s great enigmas when, at the age of 24, he opened a gallery and consultancy in London, with the financial assistance of one of the industry’s better known dealers. Had elusiveness been Mr. Philbrick’s original intent, he would not likely have gotten himself…

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Congress to Vote on Coronavirus Rescue Package

Here’s what you need to know: Video transcript Back transcript Fear, Humor, Defiance: How the World Is Reacting to Coronavirus The coronavirus has touched a diverse collection of countries and cultures, but a number of shared experiences have emerged — from grieving the dead to writing songs. [Bagpipe music] There are moments that seem bizarre,…

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The Worst-Case Estimate for U.S. Coronavirus Deaths

Officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and epidemic experts from universities around the world conferred last month about what might happen if the new coronavirus gained a foothold in the United States. How many people might die? How many would be infected and need hospitalization? One of the agency’s top disease…

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Baby Brezza, a $200 Formula Maker, May Pose Health Risks to Infants

Like many first-time parents, Jon Borgese, a tech executive in Manhattan, had heard the buzz around the Baby Brezza formula maker, a countertop device that automatically dispenses warm bottles of formula at the touch of a button. The $200 machine, widely available at retailers like Amazon, Target and Buy Buy Baby, markets itself as the…

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Don’t Toss This Food Scrap (It Could Be Vastly Improving Your Dishes)

Parmesan broth is proof that one cook’s scraps are a better cook’s liquid gold. With just some basic aromatics and cheese rinds that may have otherwise been destined for the trash, you can have a bombastic base for soups, and a flavor infusion for braised vegetables, grains and beans. Cooking with Parmesan broth is an…

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Why Soap Works

It probably began with an accident thousands of years ago. According to one legend, rain washed the fat and ash from frequent animal sacrifices into a nearby river, where they formed a lather with a remarkable ability to clean skin and clothes. Perhaps the inspiration had a vegetal origin in the frothy solutions produced by…

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In Los Angeles, a Dinner Where Dessert Is Picked From the Trees

“I fell madly in love with Mexico City,” says the Los Angeles-based chef and stylist Gina Correll Aglietti of the 2010 trip on which she met one of her business partners, Yola Jimenez. “We had one of those really long Contramar lunches, like four hours,” says Jimenez, referring to a meal they shared at the…

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Mapping the Social Network of Coronavirus

BOSTON — The offices of the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University sit 10 floors above Boston’s Back Bay. Wraparound windows offer a floating panorama of the city, from Boston Common to Fenway Park, as a half-dozen young analysts toil quietly at computers. At 10 a.m. on a recent morning, with the early calls to…

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