China Quiets Talk of Coronavirus Cover-Up in Wuhan: Live Coverage

Here’s what you need to know: Video Italy began to reopen following one of the strictest lockdowns across Europe to stop the spread of coronavirus.CreditCredit…Alessandro Grassani for The New York Times Some countries take tiptoe steps in easing restrictions. At least a dozen countries — including Germany, Spain, Greece, Belgium, Lithuania, France, Nigeria and Lebanon…


A Nice Thing for Spring

For springtime and beyond, Hay, a Danish tableware and home furnishing company, has just introduced a line of tailored cotton place mats and napkins in pastel yellow, lavender, beige and gray, each trimmed with contrasting borders. The beige, for example, has sky blue trim. They come in sets of four. Hay Contour place mats, $20…


Travel Somewhere Else via Your Dinner Plate

The League of Kitchens, an organization that offers classes in the homes of accomplished immigrant cooks, will now put some of those courses online. No, you won’t enjoy passing the rice around the table afterward, and you will be left with the pots to wash, but you can prep the ingredients and cook along with…


Victoria’s Secret Sale to Private Equity Firm Falls Apart

The plan to sell Victoria’s Secret to a private equity firm was mutually terminated on Monday after the buyer, Sycamore Partners, tried to back out of the deal because it said it did not agree with steps the lingerie brand took in response to the coronavirus pandemic. L Brands, which also owns Bath & Body…


A Farmer to Restaurants Now Delivers

For decades, the Chef’s Garden, a 350-acre farm in Huron, Ohio, has been a source of first-rate produce for restaurants across the country. Now the hundreds of items it cultivates are available for home delivery. What makes the offerings so compelling to the discerning cook is not just the dazzling seasonal variety — including sultry…


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.