A Letter From the Editor

Good day. Seek the truth and help people understand the world. That’s the mission of The New York Times. It holds true for NYT Cooking as well, where we look at everything through the prism of home cooking and write up our findings as recipes. And here is a truth now: The protests that have…

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This Isn’t Strawberry Shortcake as You Know It

This might be a controversial position in the world of desserts, but I think berries and whipped cream go better with a nice, crisp cookie than with the soft biscuits of a classic New England strawberry shortcake. I adore biscuits, but, to my mind, they’re bread, not cake, and best eaten for breakfast, not dessert.…

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Disordered Eating in a Disordered Time

For Emily Roll, a performance artist in southeast Michigan, the beginning of 2020 offered a glimpse of hope for an anorexia recovery that was a long time coming. After 15 years of struggling with an eating disorder, Mx. Roll began seeing a nutritionist and therapist. They were spending each day busy on their feet: doing…

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A Brunch Wedding Not to Be Missed

Bonnie Lemesh and Dave Katleman, both 59, have already sent invitations to their June 13 virtual Hawaii wedding, complete with a video screen backdrop of palm trees, golden sand and lots of blue ocean. With about 50 family members and close friends, — from Brooklyn to California, watching on Zoom, Denise Daley, a retired San…

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They Bonded Over Anime

Dr. Jennifer Ross had only been on one date before meeting Tyler LeFevre in April 2014 while she was in veterinary school at Colorado State University. She had always been career-focused and had little time for romance. But she did have time for anime, which is what she was watching when she met Mr. LeFevre…

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He Professed His Love at 16, Then Waited

Julian Schwarz professed his love to Marika Bournaki in 2007 when they were 16 and students at the Aspen Music Festival and School in Colorado. “I declared my love after curfew and went into her dorm room the night before she left the festival,’’ said Mr. Schwarz, 29, a classical cello soloist and the assistant…

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She Expressed Doubts. He Proved Them Wrong.

The surprise May 25 wedding De-Shazo Wilkinson put together for his fiancée, Jacarra Wilson, was brought on by an emotional gut punch. After postponing their wedding for a second time in late March because of the coronavirus — the first, last fall, was caused by the shutdown of the venue they had chosen in Orlando,…

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High School Redux: A 1996 Playlist

Kathleen Anne Berroth and David Michael Diehr debated just about anything after they met in 1996 in their American cultures literature class at Sandy Union High School in Sandy, Ore. “I was a super-liberal hippie,” said Ms. Berroth, who goes by Katie, and was new to the school. “David was, I guess, an independent Ayn…

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Europe’s Patchwork Reopening

As the summer tourist season approaches and Western Europe’s Covid-19 crisis continues to subside, leaders across the continent are deciding whether and how to lift the border restrictions that they imposed amid a flurry of emergency measures in March. The European Commission has urged its members to coordinate their reopening, but a patchwork of strategies…

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Brooks Bros., ‘Made in America’ Since 1818, May Soon Need a New Calling Card

In late March, Brooks Brothers was showered with praise after announcing it would use its three clothing factories in the United States to make personal protective equipment to help fight Covid-19. Now those factories may become casualties of the coronavirus, and the future of Brooks Brothers — not to mention its identity as the ultimate…

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