Love Letter: Living With Loneliness

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many of us into isolation; now family gatherings and weekend brunches with friends are a thing of the past. While we’re all finding ways to cope — and maybe even trying to channel some optimism — living alone presents its own unique challenges (and possibly benefits too!). If you’re one…

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Why is Everyone in Isolation Wearing the Same Sneakers?

Jeremy MoellerGetty Images Despite not the whole “not going outside” thing, there seems to be a trend kicking around the Influencer sphere that’s been escalating in isolation. Scroll through Instagram and i becomes abundantly clear that, among things like banana bread and throwback vacation photos captioned “Remember places?”, New Balance sneakers are everywhere. Specifically, iterations…

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Parmesan! Crusted! Chicken!

Welcome back to Five Weeknight Dishes. This week, I’ve been thinking about The Times’s original weeknight columnist, the French chef Pierre Franey, who wrote “60-Minute Gourmet.” (He pretty much invented boneless chicken breasts, and before chicken nuggets were a thing, he had us making goujonettes for dinner parties.) When he started in 1975, the ingredients…

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