A Timeless Tomato Tart

This spring, as shoppers searched shelves for yeast and flour, heirloom tomatoes were just beginning their journey. Their seeds were buried and reliably took root. With water, sunlight and good soil, the plants bore fruit, offering a timely reminder to us all on the importance of nourishment and care. Heirloom tomatoes illustrate a connection to…

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A New Sticker Aims to Signal Safe Dining in the Pandemic

You recognize the New York City health department letter grade in the restaurant window, and maybe even the Michelin seal. Now, you might also want to look for a blue-and-white sticker that says “Safe Eats.” The sticker represents membership in a new nonprofit organization of the same name, introduced Thursday, that has set standards for…

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What’s Better Than Caramelized Onions? Caramelized Peppers

Is there a pepper lover among us who doesn’t swoon at the thought of a darkly roasted red bell: velvety, caramelized and dripping with juice? Whether curled over crostini or draped onto some kind of tangy cheese, roasted peppers are the most crowd-pleasing way to enjoy the sweet summer vegetable (which, like a tomato, is…

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Live Coronavirus Cases Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImageScreening a possible coronavirus patient at a drive-through testing site  in Los Angeles on Thursday.Credit…Bryan Denton for The New York Times The U.S. shatters its daily case record for the 11th time in a month. As clashes over face-covering mandates and school reopening plans intensified throughout the United States,…

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Paired During a Medical Rotation, and Then in Life

Dr. Charles Murphy was one of the first physicians in New York State to treat the initial wave of patients who tested positive for Covid-19. This was in early March at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, where Dr. Murphy, a 33-year-old pulmonary and critical care fellow, worked with Dr. Nina Suda, a 33-year-old endocrinology fellow.…

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Au Pairs, in an Altered America

In early March, Ana Flavia, 23, traveled from her hometown, Sorocaba, Brazil, to Oakland, Calif. She was there to be an au pair to two girls, ages 6 and 11, and get a taste of America from living with them and their parents, a Chinese mother and a German father. When Ms. Flavia agreed to…

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India Coronavirus Cases Surge Past One Million

Follow our live updates of coronavirus cases and deaths globally. NEW DELHI — India hit a milestone on Friday morning that it had made great sacrifices to avoid: recording more than one million coronavirus infections. The virus has been gnawing its way across this country of 1.3 billion people and gaining speed, fueled by high…

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Her ‘Bubbie’ Was Right After All

As a pediatric oncology nurse practitioner at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Rachel Glincher is used to bearing witness to heartache and healing. But that didn’t make it any easier when Michael Harris broke her heart in 2018. Ms. Glincher, 31, met Mr. Harris, 34, a strategic marketing director at Pfizer, on the dating app…

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Changing Plans Without Advance Warning

Michael Braun, 37, is a national advance lead for the presidential campaign of Joseph R. Biden Jr., the former vice president and presumptive Democratic nominee. In political parlance, he is known as an “advance man,” working with other members of Mr. Biden’s staff as well as Secret Service agents to scout locations and prepare campaign…

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Finger Lakes Dreams Put on Hold

Rosie de Queljoe and Harrison Herzog had barely started dating when his mother took Ms. de Queljoe, in 2012, to a place in the Finger Lakes region of New York and told her that she should consider it as place for her wedding. “‘Even if you don’t marry my son,’” said Michaleen Herzog, who is…

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