Ramen (and Udon) Available for Home

Instant ramen is one thing. What sets serious ramen apart is the deeply flavored, long-simmered broth, infusing all the components — vegetables, meats, eggs, tofu, seasonings and of course, noodles — with soulful richness. But even if you have ample time for leisurely cooking, would you have a pot of tonkotsu broth bubbling away with…

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How to Keep ‘Zoombombers’ Out of Your Meetings

As Zoom’s user base has grown in recent weeks, reports of “Zoombombing,” or “Zoom raiding,” have spread across the internet. Public school classes, Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, yoga sessions and other virtual gatherings have been derailed by participants. Some of the these Zoombombers have been students, frustrated by online schooling and eager to escape the virtual…

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Embracing the Uncertainties

These are, safe to say, uncertain times. The confirmed global cases of illness from coronavirus are approaching 1.5 million, and reported deaths are well into the six figures, but what are the true rates of infection and mortality? We don’t know. Last week, Dr. Robert Redfield, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,…

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We Can Still Travel — With Photoshop and a Dream

Marty Pollak and Monica Palenzuela, not atop the Perito Moreno Glacier. Marty Pollak and Monica Palenzuela, in Brooklyn. Travel and travel planning are being disrupted by the worldwide spread of the coronavirus. For the latest updates, read The New York Times’s Covid-19 coverage here. On March 19, Marty Pollak and Monica Palenzuela journeyed from New…

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The Lure and Lore of Corned Ham, a Salty Slice of North Carolina

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — When Bill Smith moved here in the late 1960s, he couldn’t find corned ham, a staple in New Bern, the coastal town where he grew up. “This would not do,” said Mr. Smith, the longtime chef at Crook’s Corner and a pioneer in the modern revival of Southern cuisine. His father…

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The Art of the Pitch in the Midst of a Pandemic

LOS ANGELES — Millions of people had started to shelter in place. The global economy was cratering. Coronavirus-panicked shoppers were clawing at each other over toilet paper. But apocalypse be darned. Ashley McCormick, a fashion publicist at Ragdoll PR in Los Angeles, had a product to promote. “Forget everything you’ve ever heard about latex,” her…

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Treatment relieves depression in 90% of participants in small study

A new form of magnetic brain stimulation rapidly relieved symptoms of severe depression in 90% of participants in a small study conducted by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The researchers are conducting a larger, double-blinded trial in which half the participants are receiving fake treatment. The researchers are optimistic the second trial…

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Coronavirus in New York: Despite Staggering Death Toll, Outbreak Could Be Slowing

New York, the epicenter of the global coronavirus outbreak, has begun to show the first signs of controlling the crisis: Its staggering death and hospitalization rates have started to stabilize, according to figures released by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday. But striking a note of optimistic caution, Mr. Cuomo warned that the state’s progress…

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passover recipes

Passover is the seven-day festival that marks the liberation of the Jews from Egyptian slavery. Here are all the recipes you need for your Seder table, from gefilte fish and haroseth to lamb shanks and brisket. Main Dishes Brisket is a common choice for Passover, and, because it can be braised ahead of time, it…

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easter-recipes

Ham, lamb or pork roasts traditionally take center stage on the Easter table. A classic holiday ham (dotted with maraschino cherries and slices of pineapple, or not) is a guaranteed showstopper. (If you’re looking for even more preparations, here is our How to Cook Ham guide, and don’t forget that you can always repurpose the…

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