What to Cook This Week

Good morning. My mother loathed Mother’s Day. She thought it a holiday ginned up by the greeting-card industrial complex, the flowers and brunch cartel. Still, if she were around, a gajillion months into this pandemic that would have kept her from her children and grandchildren, I think she would have

These Eggs, Though!

Good morning. I don’t like this season of “Pandemic.” The writing’s weak, and the plotlines keep shifting. Everything’s so dark! I’m working hard to find pleasure these days: a fudgy brownie one of my kids baked, a glass of malted milk with it; hot honey shrimp; dan dan noodles. Sometimes

Restaurants Find a New Revenue Source: Feeding the Hungry

Opening night is always stressful, even if you’re opening for only a few dozen socially distanced diners. But on Friday, after a four-month closing, the chef David Zamudio still had to wait until almost noon to begin prepping the Wagyu steak and seafood paella on his dinner menu. All morning,

Your New Breakfast Plan

By Sam Sifton Good morning. How’s your breakfast game going? Once, when everyone went to offices and shops for work, there was bolted coffee and Advil, a muffin from the kindly man with the cart on the corner, the occasional croissant, a bacon-egg-and-cheese. No more. Now we’re at home, so

Priorities for a Post-Pandemic World

Post-Covid policy priorities In early December, we convened a number of panels with experts to discuss the most pressing issues facing business, government and society. Starting today, we’re publishing a special series of articles about these gatherings, which we call the DealBook D.C. Policy Project. We will highlight a new

3 Thanksgiving Desserts That Are Easy to Share, Even in a Pandemic

Though you’re probably not splitting a slice of pie with a non-pod friend this Thanksgiving, you can still bake and share these single-serving desserts without the creeping anxiety of potentially getting anyone sick. Even the logistics of cutting a whole pie and handing out wedges can feel like a lot

Even the Littlest Helping Hands Can Make Thanksgiving

For many families, this year’s Thanksgiving is going to feel topsy-turvy, and, as challenging as it might be for grown-ups, it may also be strange for kids. For my 12-year-old daughter, there’ll be no big, festive dinner at grandma’s house, no running around the backyard with cousins, no sneaking crispy

Even the Littlest Helping Hands Can Make Thanksgiving

For many families, this year’s Thanksgiving is going to feel topsy-turvy, and, as challenging as it might be for grown-ups, it may also be strange for kids. For my 12-year-old daughter, there’ll be no big, festive dinner at grandma’s house, no running around the backyard with cousins, no sneaking crispy