A Delicious Escape to France

For the 15th anniversary of Manresa, his restaurant in Los Gatos, Calif., David Kinch took his entire kitchen team to France where they shared the cooking, including their own California style, in three notable kitchens alongside the French masters: Alain Solivérès at Le Taillevent in Paris, Gérald Passedat at Le Petit Nice in Marseille, and…

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Sourdoughs and Whole-Wheat Loaves, Oh My

Giuseppe Bruno, who owns the restaurants Sistina and Caravaggio on the Upper East Side, wanted breads for his restaurants fresher than most and made with high-quality traditional and ancient grains. His search led to Eli Zabar and his company Eli’s Bread, which has adapted some of its breads, baked in the afternoon, to Mr. Bruno’s…

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A New Lettuce With Crunch

Bowery Farming — a company that grows salad greens and herbs indoors in a pesticide-free vertical system — encourages you to rethink iceberg with its new crunchy Crispy Leaf, which adds nice texture to a salad and can be shredded for tacos. Despite what the company’s name and website suggest, the crops are not grown…

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What Happened at New York’s First Pandemic Fashion Show?

Jason Wu said he was feeling Zen, swiveling in an office chair in his studio near Penn Station. It was Saturday afternoon, the day before his runway show, and he was surrounded by his design team and stylists, fitting models in outfits from his spring 2021 collection. The clothes were bright and breezy; the waists…

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Lululemon Just Restocked Its Sale Section—Here’s What to Buy

Courtesy Let’s be honest: Shopping for fall clothes looks very different this year. Instead of investing in cute flannels, jeans, and booties, you’re stocking up on sweatpants, fuzzy socks, leggings, and more sweatpants. Fortunately, Lululemon just restocked its «We Made Too Much» section with a bunch of fall essentials. You see, when Lululemon has a…

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A Late-Summer Tomato Sauce — and a Candle to Go With It

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. For the grooming-goods purveyors Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz, as for so many of us these days, life…

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A Los Angeles Winemaker Heads in a New Direction

Aurora, a blend of sauvignon blanc, sémillon and viognier, is the latest wine from Byron Blatty in Los Angeles. It’s the first white made by the winery, founded in 2014 by Mark Blatty, a native Angeleno who worked in television, and his wife, Jenny. Aurora is a rich, citric blend that announces its oak and…

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Auction Prices That Take Your Breath Away

Sale prices that wildly exceed expectations give a jolt of excitement to art auctions. In the prepandemic days of live audiences, a gasp from the crowd might be heard. Though much of the action has moved online, those moments can still send ripples through the art world. In the last few years, a wave of…

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Daniel Boulud’s Next Restaurant Nods to a New York Classic

The opening of a white-tablecloth restaurant in Midtown Manhattan, by the chef behind the very formal Daniel, might seem counterintuitive in the midst of a pandemic. But Daniel Boulud is embracing the timing, right down to the new restaurant’s name. Mr. Boulud is calling it Le Pavillon, after a famed palace of haute cuisine that…

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School Closures Cut a Critical Line to Dental Care for Poor Students

Before the pandemic, it was not unusual for Tiffany Foy and a team of other dental hygienists to visit schools in rural and urban parts of Oregon to treat the teeth of thousands of children in a year. Many of the children they examined had cavities, painful abscesses and “big holes” in their teeth, said…

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