Westerdam Passengers at Low Risk of Coronavirus Infection, C.D.C. Says

Passengers aboard the cruise ship Westerdam who have returned to the United States no longer need to isolate themselves and can resume normal activities, despite the fact that one passenger tested positive for the new coronavirus in Malaysia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has advised. A spokesman for the agency said on Saturday…

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How to Serve Fonio

Is fonio the new quinoa? This African grain, native to the regions just south of the Sahara, has been given that label. It has a lot going for it, as Pierre Thiam, a New York chef from Senegal, explains in his elegant cookbook. Fonio is easy and fast to grow. It’s also drought-resistant, nutritious, gluten-free…

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A Food Conference Heads to Pittsburgh

This year, the annual food conference held by International Association of Culinary Professionals (I.A.C.P.) will be held March 27 to 29 in Pittsburgh. There will be dozens of talks, panel discussions and interviews, with personalities like Padma Lakshmi, Rocco DiSpirito, Michel Nischan and Dorie Greenspan. Beth Kracklauer, the food editor of The Wall Street Journal,…

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More Chip in Levain’s Cookie

The gooey, hulking 6-ounce chocolate chip walnut cookie for which Levain Bakery is justifiably famous is about to get some competition, of the bakery’s own making. For its new NoHo location, opening Wednesday, Levain is introducing an equally hefty double chocolate chip cookie without nuts, a knife-and-fork confection worth eating à la mode. It is…

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A New Addition to the Cleaning Cohort

So you check food labels and avoid products with long lists of unpronounceable components. What about cleaning products? For Veles, a new spray-on surface cleaner, Amanda Weeks — an entrepreneur from Staten Island, with a background in marketing — turned back the clock to the 19th-century pantry, when vinegar and baking soda were the Fantastik…

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Dickson’s Moves Downstairs at Chelsea Market

Though it’s now on the lower level, Dickson’s Farmstand Meats’ move from the main floor of Chelsea Market was driven by a desire for increased space. Jake Dickson now has an expanded kitchen and more seating to meet the demand from customers who could not wait to tuck into a roast beef sandwich. There are…

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From Bonn to Vienna, in Search of Beethoven, the Man

Even the most casual visitor to Vienna can’t help but be bombarded by the city’s Mozart-industrial complex. Mozart’s face peers out from the wrappers of ubiquitous chocolate-covered candies called Mozart Kugeln, grand cafes offer Mozart tortes, and souvenir shops sell Mozart key chains, stuffed Mozarts, and even Mozart rubber duckies. Hawkers outside major sights aren’t…

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As Fears of a Pandemic Mount, W.H.O. Says World Is Not Ready

BEIJING — As new cases of the coronavirus spiked on two continents, the World Health Organization warned on Monday that the world was not ready for a major outbreak, even as it praised China’s aggressive efforts to wrest the epidemic under control. After two weeks on the ground in China, a team sent by the…

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7 Essential Books About Pandemics

If you’re looking for context, history or scientific information about the spread of disease, these books are a good place to start. AIDS Image ‘And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic,’ by Randy Shilts As Shilts writes in the prologue of his award-winning 1987 book: “The story of these first five…

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This Is Not an Article About Lemony Salmon

Every so often, someone writes an article or blog post or tweet about how they wish people who wrote recipes would just “shut up and publish the recipe.” They don’t want to hear about how chickpeas were your childhood dog’s favorite food, or how a particular pasta dish in a small town outside Rome led…

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