Eat Like an Italian

Edwin Garrubbo — who is in the cosmetics business and an Italophile, with family ties to Italy — has written the “Garrubbo Guide,” a well-researched book with just about every detail of the Italian table. And for him, it’s best appreciated in Italy; he says America does not come close. He provides a concise history…

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Summer Rolls for Entertaining

Pescatore Seafood, a long-established fish shop in Grand Central Market, now ships its bounty fresh nationwide. It’s also available for pickup and delivery in New York. Though you might not need Pescatore for lump crab meat or red snapper fillets, you could use its assortment of summer rolls stuffed with seafood and vegetables as an…

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These Complete a Spirit

Tonic water and soda water can easily outfit the bar when fizz is required. But a new collection of juice-based soft drinks, designed as cocktail mixers, is worth adding to the setup. Avec, a Brooklyn-based company, was created by Alex Doman, an English food and beverage consultant, and Denetrias Charlemagne, an advertising executive, with the…

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Live Global Coronavirus News

Here’s what you need to know: ImageWorshipers  in Mecca in April.Credit…Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Saudi Arabia imposed strict limits on this year’s hajj, dashing the hopes of many pilgrims. Every year, Saudi Arabia plays host to millions of Muslims from around the world taking part in the pilgrimage to Mecca known as the hajj.…

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How to Start Meditating

From the outside, meditation can look passive. You’re sitting still with your eyes closed, taking deep breaths. But anyone who has spent time meditating knows how active, and how intentional, it can be. In the stillness, your heart rate slows and your levels of cortisol — the hormone associated with stress — drop. A regular…

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A Multibillion-Dollar Opportunity: Virus-Proofing the New Office

Truework, an income verification start-up, recently introduced software to help employers keep track of their workers’ health status. Gensler, an architecture and design firm, has a workplace floor-planning app that generates social-distancing layouts for desks and other office furniture. PwC, the professional services firm, is using technology that it originally developed to track inventory for…

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Maurice Harris Is a Superstar

Every few days, the florist Maurice Harris goes to his local Home Depot in Los Angeles to get supplies for renovation projects that rarely have anything to do with flowers. “I have a bachelor’s degree from YouTube University,” he joked, of the how-to videos that taught him to install a kitchen sink and pound decomposed…

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