A Day of Rice Cakes for the Lunar New Year

WEST COMPTON, Calif. — In a sunny field here in Los Angeles County, the chef Diep Tran folded a banana leaf like wrapping paper, running her fingers along the crease. As she spooned some pork jowl and rice on top, a dozen women leaned over to observe her technique. “Not too much!” Ms. Tran said.…

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20 Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Friends You Love the Most

Valentine’s Day is meant to celebrate your loved ones, especially the ones who have never broken your heart: your best girl friends. Show some appreciation with accessories worthy of any boss lady, bakeware she’ll heart, and clothing only you’re allowed to gift her. 20 gift ideas for your Day One BFFs, ahead.

What happens when breast cancer metastasizes in the lungs?

Metastatic breast cancer in the lungs refers to cancer that originally developed inside the breast tissue but has spread to the lungs. Breast cancer can spread to various parts of the body. This is called metastasis. The most common sites for breast cancer metastases include the bones, brain, lungs, and liver. This article will discuss…

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City Kitchen: Juicy Fish, Crisp Potatoes and Minimal Fuss

May I say there are few combinations better than fish and potatoes? I don’t think anyone could argue convincingly to the contrary. Fish and chips are an obvious example of how good a pairing it is, and New England fish chowder would be decidedly one-dimensional without the world’s best-loved tuber in the picture. This week…

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Which Allergens Are in Your Food? You Can’t Always Tell From the Labels

When you’re shopping for someone who has a food allergy, a trip to the grocery store is like a police investigation. Each product must be scrutinized. Labels are examined, each ingredient studied. My 5-year-old son, Alexander, is allergic to almonds and hazelnuts, so my wife and I spend a lot of time trying to decipher…

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MIND: Why It Hurts to Lose Sleep

Veteran insomniacs know in their bones what science has to say about sleep deprivation and pain: that the two travel together, one fueling the other. For instance, people who develop chronic pain often lose the ability to sleep well, and quickly point to a bad back, sciatica or arthritis as the reason. The loss of…

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The Egg Salad Sandwich That Drew Eyes on Instagram

The basic egg salad sandwich has iterations all around the world, but it’s generally built from a jumble of cooked, chopped eggs, seasoned and bound with mayonnaise. Freshly made, it’s delicious, and it doesn’t need to be pretty. In fact, it almost never is. Image In creating their egg salad sandwich, the chefs Nick Montgomery,…

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Cutting Up Big Fish and Cultivating an Even Bigger Fan Base

BOSTON — At 5 on a windy winter morning, in a cold, harshly lit warehouse in Boston’s seaport district, Baracat Paiva stared down at the 200-pound bigeye tuna before him and reached for his knives. Mr. Paiva, as tall and imposing as the dead fish before him, dipped his cloth-gloved hand in warm water, to…

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