Seeing the World Through a Grain of Rice

The widely consumed staple is freighted with history, and has as many culinary applications as it does meanings. A still life inspired by Puerto Rican pegao, the scorched grains that are offered as a treat (often to the man of the house) atop regular rice.Credit…Photograph by Anthony Cotsifas. Food styling

Specialized Experiences Offer Fresh Looks on Paris

As the second-most visited city in the world (that is, prepandemic), Paris has always meant brisk business when it comes to guided tours and excursions for travelers. From historical walks and cooking classes to outings that grant exclusive access to artists’ workshops, museum archives and private mansions, there are activities

Escape From the City: 9 Winter Outings That Fight Cabin Fever

Sledding on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina; going on a photo safari in Sedona, Ariz.; winter surfing in Ventura, Calif.: There are many ways for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy the winter, while maintaining plenty of social distancing. Here are some suggestions. Winter bird-watching near New York Some 50

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics: What You Need to Know

In less than one year, the sporting world will descend on Tokyo for the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games. An estimated 600,000 overseas visitors are expected to flock to the Japanese capital and surrounding regions, and the Games — as they are every four years — will be an