Tejal Rao’s 10 Essential Indian Recipes

My grandmother cooked in an embroidered cotton caftan and rubber flip-flops, getting all of her prep out of the way in the morning, sometimes enlisting my help with tedious potato-peeling or kneading. Blasting Hindi movie soundtracks on the radio, she built the seasonal Gujarati dish undhiyu, a specialty of the city of Surat, with purple…

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Some Hospitals Are Close to Running Out of Crucial Masks for Coronavirus

As hospitals around the country prepare for an influx of highly infectious coronavirus cases, their supplies of a crucial type of respirator mask are dwindling fast. “We’re not willing to run out of N95 masks,” Dr. Susan Ray, an infectious disease specialist at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, said in a phone interview, referring to…

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New Data Rules Could Empower Patients but Undermine Their Privacy

In a move intended to give Americans greater control over their medical information, the Trump administration announced broad new rules on Monday that will allow people for the first time to use apps of their choice to retrieve data like their blood test results directly from their health providers. The Department of Health and Human…

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A Pork Noodle Soup Pulled From Your Pantry

I pride myself on creating pantry-staple-focused recipes, vague roadmaps that you can tweak and shuffle based on what you’ve already got — yes, you can use red onions in that shallot pasta — bolstered by vegetables or meat, if you like. My robust, if not chaotic, kitchen reflects that, meaning I can always make dinner…

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This Festival Brings the Funk

You can get your fizz and pucker on at the city’s first fermentation festival, a gathering of foods and drinks that rely on the chemistry of yeasts, molds and bacteria. More than 20 local companies will be on hand with pickles, kombucha, beer, cheese, bread, wine, sake, cured meats, kimchi and, since it’s organized by…

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25 Jewelry Brands to Bookmark on Instagram

Jacquie Aiche The Vibe: Hollywood Boho The Price: Fine, up to $17,000 Ever wonder where all those celebs get their 14k belly chains? From Jacquie Aiche, that’s who. Fans of the designer include Alessandra Ambrosia, Vanessa Hudgens, and all of the definitive, boho chic players. Look to this brand for belly chains, zodiac inlay pendants,…

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Corned Beef, Hold the Beef

There’s a new player on the mock-meat front: vegan corned beef. Jenny Goldfarb, a vegan for nearly 10 years whose family was in the Jewish deli business in New York, decided that the taste of a hefty corned beef sandwich or a Reuben should not be on vegans’ no-fly list. She spent months in her…

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Chicken, the Thomas Keller Way

The chef Thomas Keller’s talent for frying chicken is such that many years ago he opened a family-style restaurant, Ad Hoc, down the road from his French Laundry in Yountville, Calif., where it was and still is the specialty. Now it’s landing in New York, at his elegant TAK Room in Hudson Yards, on Monday…

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