Everyone Is Giving Away Cash on Instagram

On March 18, as states sent nonessential workers home and companies prepared to cut costs, the fitness influencer Paige Hathaway posted a message to her more than 4 million followers on Instagram. “I know it’s tough with the quarantine especially for those who are unable to work so I wanted to do a giveaway for…

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Behind the Wheel, Women Are Safer Drivers Than Men

Women tend to be better drivers than men — much better, judging by the number of deaths they cause on the road. British researchers used a government database of 14,425 road fatalities from 2005 to 2015 that involved more than one vehicle. Without assigning blame for the accidents, they calculated the number of other people’s…

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The Chef Hooni Kim Discusses His New Book

The Korea Society, a New York-based nonprofit organization that promotes cultural exchange with South Korea, is celebrating the chef Hooni Kim, who owns Danji and Hanjan in Manhattan. The food writer Andrew Friedman will interview Mr. Kim about his new book, “My Korea: Traditional Flavors, Modern Recipes,” on a free webcast Thursday at 6:30 p.m.,…

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Stocks and a Jar Full of Soup Mix-Ins

The chef Marco Canora, who owns Hearth in the East Village and who has also opened a string of Brodo storefronts selling broth (brodo in Italian), has created new soup kits for pickup and limited delivery from the Brodo shops. They consist of big Instagram-friendly jars layered with ingredients like cooked grains, pulses, vegetables, greens…

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Chocolates for Quarantine Teatime

The theme that the Manhattan chocolatier Joan Coukos, of Chocolat Moderne, has selected for this collection of bonbons is English desserts. Each of the candies, decorated with a flower, has a creamy filling to evoke teatime at Claridge’s: sticky toffee; trifle, with raspberry and marzipan; and banoffee pie, with salted caramel and banana ganache. Chocolat…

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Marmalades Make a Mother’s Day Gift

Marmalade lovers can rejoice. Even in pandemic seclusion, the morning toast or late afternoon plate of cheese can glow with the citric sunshine of bittersweet Seville orange, rich blood orange, fragrant Cara Cara orange or tangy Meyer lemon. Laura O’Brien, the preserver who owns Josephine’s Feast, has introduced a gift box with 8-ounce jars of…

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Brooklyn Kitchen Takes Its Cooking Classes Online

For the pandemic, Taylor Erkkinen, an owner of the Brooklyn Kitchen, has taken her cooking classes online. But, like the hands-on courses she was giving in her Industry City kitchen studio, they are limited to 20 students. They’re held on Zoom so students can ask questions and get answers in real time. On Saturday at…

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Samin Nosrat Wants Us to Make Lasagna Together

OAKLAND, Calif. — For as long as I can remember, gathering people around a table has been a sacred act for me. I’ve happily lived by myself for over a decade, but I’ve always found joy in turning nearly every space I enter into a dining room. When I lived in a small apartment in…

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Win 30 Minutes With a Chef

Chefs and food writers are up for grabs, for a price. Winners in this online auction will get a 30-minute one-on-one with the chef or writer. The #AskChefsAnything auction starts Wednesday at 10 a.m. and continues through 8 p.m. on May 3, when the winning bidders will be announced. The minimum bid is $100. The…

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The Lightest, Brothiest Soup for When You Can’t Eat Another Bite

Even a person as enthusiastic as I am about home cooking can feel fatigue, and six going on seven weeks of this quarantine, I am feeling it. It’s not so much the cooking. It’s the eating — probably because I am doing it all day long. Thin slices of Gouda, forkfuls of last night’s dinner…

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