Substitution City

Good morning. I’ve been writing no-recipe recipes for a long time now — narrative prompts for freestyle cooking, encouragements to engage creatively with ingredients. I used to do it weekly. But now a no-recipe recipe is, like, every recipe we have. With everyone out of this pantry item or that one, recipes have become mere…

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The Easiest Roast Chicken (and Even Easier Stock)

Even in pre-quarantine days, whenever I roasted a chicken, I always saved the bones for stock. I learned this from my mother, who thriftily guarded the bones not only from chickens and ducks, but from every pork chop, rack of lamb and beef roast to pass through our kitchen. (Not to mention mushroom stems, leek…

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House Hunting on Grenada: Caribbean Views for $2.5 Million

A Hillside Villa on the Island of Grenada $2.5 MILLION This Mediterranean-style villa, on a one-acre hillside lot sprinkled with tropical fruit trees, is situated on a narrow peninsula jutting from the southeastern coast of Grenada. The three-bedroom main house, built in 1995 and renovated in 2009, and its one-bedroom guesthouse, share a 30-foot dock…

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Coronavirus World Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImageWalking on the sea front of Barcelona, Spain, this weekend.Credit…Samuel Aranda for The New York Times Pandemic forces a rethinking of summer plans and immunization programs. As global cases of the coronavirus soared past three million this week and the death toll grows, the pandemic has forced societies to…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: 100 Days and One Million Confirmed Infections in U.S.

Here’s what you need to know: ImageMaking their way through lower Manhattan this weekend.Credit…Victor J. Blue for The New York Times 100 days, one million confirmed infections, and a country transformed. It has been 100 days since a 35-year-old man presented to an urgent care clinic in Snohomish County, Wash., with a four-day history of…

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Their Met Gala, Their Way. You’re Invited.

This is the time of year when, in the normal course of 21st-century events, an army of stylists, makeup artists, florists, designers and celebrities would be about to descend on the Carlyle and Mark hotels in New York, clogging the elevators with garment bags bearing the hautest names: Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta, Versace.…

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Drawing Places, Capturing Memories

Mountains, clouds, shadows receding; a few minutes of pencil on paper and John had caught the moment’s essence while the rest of us scrabbled to take a photograph of the first light touching Mount Kanchenjunga. We were watching dawn reaching the world’s third highest mountain from Tiger Hill, the highest point in Darjeeling, India. By…

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Let’s Bury the Hatchet!

It was long overdue, the apology phone call. The last time the Frolkis sisters, Talia and Liza, had exchanged any words was July 2019. And that conversation had ended on, well, less than good terms. Not that Talia, 32, the younger sibling, a biomedical scientist in Madison, Wis., can say exactly what the tiff was…

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The 4-Second Workout

Four seconds of high-intensity exertion repeated periodically throughout the day might counteract some of the unhealthy metabolic consequences of sitting for hours, according to a surprising and timely new study of the potentially large benefits of diminutive workouts. The study relied on a specialized type of stationary bicycle that few of us will have available…

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