Keep These Recipes

I don’t have a Pink Book, though I wish I did, both for the repository that it would be and the sheer sight of a pink binder on my kitchen shelf. But like all home cooks I do have keeper recipes, the ones I always come back to. They tend to fall into two categories:…

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Telemedicine for Home Repairs?

In the middle of March, as Americans retreated to their homes to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, Rachael Quinn Egan discovered how long her family could live without a functioning washing machine. When the family’s 6-year-old machine broke down, Ms. Egan, a writer in Montclair, N.J., did what any reasonable person would do in…

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Loving the Lockdown

In early March, when Ethan Rasiel read that Italy was going into a nationwide lockdown because of the coronavirus, he had one overriding response: envy. When, in-mid March, Mr. Rasiel, the owner of a public relations firm in Maplewood, N.J., learned that the Bay Area had issued a similar directive, California started looking very good…

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