The Sweet Hallmark of an Indian Celebration

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. — All Hetal Vasavada wanted when she was growing up in suburban New Jersey was to have cake on her birthday. One with pink buttercream frosting, flowers piped on the top and her name written in fancy cursive. Instead, for her ninth birthday, her mother — an immigrant from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, in western…

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Frenchette Chefs Will Run Le Veau d’Or, a Veteran Bistro

Le Veau d’Or, an Upper East Side bistro that has been a dining mainstay for more than 80 years, has new owners: the chefs behind one of Manhattan’s most in-demand restaurants. Lee Hanson and Riad Nasr, who own Frenchette, in TriBeCa, said Monday that they took over Le Veau d’Or in April. The restaurant is…

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Medical News Today: Could targeting this enzyme halt ovarian cancer?

High-grade serous ovarian cancer is the most common form of ovarian cancer. In most people, the cancer develops resistance to chemotherapy and returns. Now, a new study raises hopes for a different kind of treatment. New research may improve the outlook for people with ovarian cancer. Working with cell cultures, researchers found that an enzyme…

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Kate Middleton’s Favorite Superga Sneakers Are Only $49 Today

Cotu Classic Sneaker Superga amazon.com $64.95 $42.99 (34% off) Kate Middleton may be the Duchess of Cambridge, but she is undoubtedly the Queen of casual wear. And now, thanks to a major sale happening for Amazon Prime Day, you can score one of her most iconic go-to staples, white Superga sneakers, for only $49. The…

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In Little Haiti, Barbecue is Part of History

MIAMI — Haitian restaurants bloomed here in the 1990s and 2000s as their reputations grew for serving ambrosial rice and bean platters at cheap prices. On the weekends, barbecue smoke perfumed street corners and backyards as lines of customers formed. Many of their owners and customers had come to South Florida in the previous three…

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In Harlem, a Tiny Restaurant That Hums

The high cost of doing business in New York takes a toll on many restaurants in the long run, but it can also lead to compromises whose shortcomings become part of the fun — for diners, at least. If Darryl and Melissa Burnette had been able to afford to rent a space bigger than 275…

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Why Is Everything ‘Adjacent’ Now?

Image These goats are … adjoining.CreditShutterstock As we find ourselves stuck hopelessly online, our lexicon grasps desperately back toward the physical world. An example: The word “adjacent” has recently packed its suitcase and taken the short trip from the literal to the figurative. It used to be that “adjacent” meant “next to,” as in buildings,…

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One Italian’s Take on Classic Spaghetti al Pomodoro

In “One Good Meal,” we ask cooking-inclined creative people to share the story behind a favorite dish they actually make and eat at home on a regular basis — and not just when they’re trying to impress. As the creative director and chief executive officer of Italy’s Pellicano Hotels group, Marie-Louise Sciò spends her summers…

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Conjoined Twins, Linked at Skull, Are Separated in London Hospital

LONDON — When Zainab Bibi gave birth to her eighth and ninth children — twin girls — it was five days before she was well enough to be introduced to them. All she knew was that they had both survived the cesarean section and were healthy. At the hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, she was given…

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Arby’s Has an Answer to Plant-Based Meat: A Meat-Based Carrot

It has been christened the marrot. In the past year, several prominent restaurant chains have added plant-based burgers, sausages and ground beef to their menus, embracing a growing consumer demand for vegetarian products that simulate the taste and texture of meat. But Arby’s is going in the opposite direction. Rather than invest in such alternatives,…

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