Moo Shu, Now With Less Meat

Moo shu pork is a Northern Chinese dish from Shandong, popularized in the United States in the mid-20th century. My parents were introduced to it at Joyce Chen’s restaurant in Cambridge, Mass., where it had been served since 1958, alongside now-ubiquitous dishes like Peking duck, pan-fried dumplings (which she called “Peking ravioli” — a term…

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Pulled Apart by Addiction

In Unhitched, couples tell the stories of their relationships, from romance to vows to divorce to life afterward. Eli Falk and Rina Shapiro met online in 2007 through a Jewish dating website. For both, a Jewish partner was paramount. She was raised in a Modern Orthodox family; he became Orthodox in his teens after a…

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Shopping for Bathmats

It’s the first thing you step on when you get out of the shower or bathtub, and the only thing standing between you and a cold floor (or a wet one) — a small, but essential luxury. But a bathmat can be more than that. When you’re decorating a bathroom, think of the bathmat as…

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