Be a New Orleanian Wherever You Are

You’ll need to assemble your own jazz band or find a playlist on Spotify to do justice to a Commander’s Palace dinner at home, especially for Mother’s Day. For the first time, the legendary New Orleans restaurant, in business since 1893, is serving a limited menu for delivery, shipped frozen and nationwide through Goldbelly. The…


For Joanna Gaines, Home Is the Heart of a Food and Design Empire

The first Chip Gaines heard of avocado toast was in 2017. He and his wife, Joanna, were about to open a 200-seat restaurant in downtown Waco, Texas, where their home design and construction business is based. The family pancake recipe was locked in, and the biscuits and gravy were good to go by the time…


How to Cook and Freeze a Large Piece of Meat, and Eat for Weeks

On my last bimonthly trip to the supermarket to stock up on staples, I noticed the beef offerings had transitioned from mostly steaks and chops to large, inexpensive roasts like top round, eye rounds and tri-tip. This makes sense, given our slowed shopping cadence. But what’s the best way to deal with big, inexpensive cuts…


F.D.A. Orders Companies to Submit Antibody Test Data

The Food and Drug Administration announced on Monday that companies selling coronavirus antibody tests must submit data proving accuracy within the next 10 days or face removal from the market. The antibody tests are an effort to detect whether a person had been infected with the coronavirus, but results have been widely varied. Since mid-March,…


21 Unique Engagement Rings that Are Not Your Basic Solitaire

Anahata Diamond, Sapphire, Opal & 18kt Gold Ring

Noor Fares


Named Anahata after the Hindu heart chakra, Noor Fare’s ring is literal, but sweet. It’s designed to be worn on your pinky, but get the right size and you can wear it as an engagement ring.

Dr. Richard Friedman, Who Debunked Homosexuality Myth, Dies at 79

In the 1980s, when marriage and adopting children seemed impossible dreams for gay men, the psychoanalyst Richard C. Friedman became their champion. His 1988 book, “Male Homosexuality: A Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspective,” showed that sexual orientation was largely biological and presented a case that helped undermine the belief held by most Freudian analysts at the time…


Look at These Met Gala Photos

It’s the first Monday in May, which means that civilization requires that oodles of celebrities assemble in outlandish clothing and, with their terror quite visible, slowly ascend the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for an unnaturally expensive dinner or perhaps human ritual sacrifice. Why? Because Anna Wintour, the artistic director of Condé Nast…


How Will We Buy Our Perfume Now?

The way fragrance is introduced, advertised and sold to the world hasn’t changed in nearly a century. No. 5, a seductive scent for the modern woman introduced by Coco Chanel in the 1920s, is marketed similarly to Tom Ford’s Black Orchid, a “modern” and “alluring potion” that came out in 2006. Both designers’ fragrances depend…


J. Crew Is Also Bankrupt in Terms of Identity

Anyone wondering how J. Crew’s fashion fairy tale came to such a crashing halt this week, as the company became the first retailer to declare Chapter 11 bankruptcy during the new coronavirus pandemic, need look no further than its own home page. Featuring an attractive cast of windswept young men and women in various nautical…


If You Have Five Simple Ingredients, You Have This Dutch Baby

The upside of feeling like weekends no longer exist is that, by the same logic, neither do Monday mornings. Which means that making a Dutch baby (also called a German pancake) for breakfast on a weekday is a perfectly reasonable thing to do. Advisable, even. It’s also easy, pantry friendly, and its buoyancy will inevitably…