Private Lessons With Seasoned Chefs

The pandemic has brought a proliferation of new virtual cooking classes. #AskChefsAnything was an early entry, auctioning off interactive sessions to benefit immigrant workers, among others. Now there is Delicious Experiences, from a company based in Israel. It connects viewers with food experts for personalized one-on-one classes. Learn about burgers from Nate Appleman, about wine…

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A New Book Captures the Flavors of Southeast Asia

If the pandemic has you tackling complex baking projects, you might want a change of pace. For that, turn to the detailed, uncompromising recipes in “Lemongrass & Lime” by Leah Cohen, an owner of Pig & Khao and Piggyback in Manhattan. Ms. Cohen — whose mother is Filipino and father, who recently died of Covid-19,…

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Champagne, Because You’re Worth It

Bollinger, a Champagne house with a long history, tends to produce wines that are more richly pinot noir-driven than many (at least 60 percent in any cuvée). Most notable is its Vieilles Vignes Françaises, produced only from pre-phylloxera pinot noir grapes, grown on a couple of tiny plots. Now it has introduced an entirely new…

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N.I.H. Official Departs After Anonymous Posts Attacking Public Health Leaders

WASHINGTON — The National Institutes of Health said on Monday that one of its public affairs officers would retire after he was revealed to be surreptitiously attacking his employer and one of its directors, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, in pseudonymous posts on Twitter and the right-wing website RedState. The official, William B. Crews, worked for…

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Without Ginsburg, Supreme Court Could Rule Three Ways on Obamacare

ImageThe Supreme Court on Saturday, with black bunting in honor of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Credit…Collection of The Supreme Court/via Reuters The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg means the Supreme Court will have a smaller liberal wing when it hears the latest Obamacare challenge in November. That case, California v. Texas, could unwind Obamacare completely…

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Advice on Virus Transmission Vanishes From C.D.C. Website

Just days after publishing significant new guidance on airborne transmission of the coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday withdrew the advice, saying only that it had been “posted in error” on the agency’s website. The rapid reversal prompted consternation among scientists and again called into question the credibility of the world’s…

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If the Supreme Court Ends Obamacare, Here’s What It Would Mean

What would happen if the Supreme Court struck down the Affordable Care Act? The fate of the sprawling, decade-old health law known as Obamacare was already in question, with the high court expected to hear arguments a week after the presidential election in the latest case seeking to overturn it. But now, the death of…

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This Spinach-Potato Pie Feels Like a Hug

LONDON — Recently, when I posted a picture of a homely, frozen-spinach-filled pie on my Instagram, it got a lot of love. Usually, it’s red tomatoes that get the red hearts. It was interesting, then, to think about why this simple pie struck such a “Yes, please!” chord. There are many words I could reach…

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A Burmese Kitchen That Combines Fidelity and Freedom

Rangoon, a Burmese restaurant that opened in Brooklyn this year just in time for the pandemic, is not precisely the place that its owners, Myo Moe and Daniel Bendjy, envisioned. Still, you should go. Ms. Moe, the chef, would build her plates with more contrast and complexity if the world weren’t upside down. The rice…

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Aromatherapy in the Apiary Is What Bees Need

To fill your homes with blueberries, sunflowers and almonds, farmers rent honeybees. When all goes well, the bees pollinate the flowers, resulting in ample yields. But sometimes the rental bees buzz off and pollinate wildflowers instead. The problem is a matter of timing. For a hive to pollinate crops well, it needs to be settled…

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