Turn to Jackfruit for a Vegan Snack

Jackfruit, said to be the world’s largest tree fruit, has become an ingredient of choice among vegans for its ability to masquerade as meat, notably as pulled pork in barbecue dishes. But for the new Seril’s Chakka Chips, jackfruit doubles for mango. The crisp, golden, tart-sweet petal-like pieces are simply fried in coconut oil. The…

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The Art of Japanese Sweets-Making

In Japan, making intricate sweets called wagashi — usually with bean and rice pastes and molded or shaped like flowers — is an art. The confections are often served at tea ceremonies and given as gifts. Shioyoshi-ken, a shop that has been in business in Kyoto since 1882, is known for its wagashi mastery, which…

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For Good Gouda, Head to the Subway

The international array of vendors of dumplings, sandwiches and sweets in the Turnstyle market at the 59th Street-Columbus Circle subway station now includes a stand from the Netherlands, selling cheese. As a student in California, Younes Shina, who is from Rotterdam, missed his hometown Goudas. Along with a partner, he now imports and sells them…

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The Secrets of a Catskills Diner

Visitors to the Catskills are likely to be familiar with the Phoenicia Diner on Route 28 near Esopus Creek, known for fly-fishing and tubing. The diner is a classic in the genre; it opened in 1962, was moved to its present location in the 1980s and fell on hard times until Mike Cioffi, who was…

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Marmalade With a Moroccan Touch

I’m a marmalade lover, and this one — from Brins, a small Brooklyn company that makes unusual flavors, including banana — has intriguing allure. A dulcet riff on preserved lemons, with a musky hint of saffron, it’s fine as is, but the website suggests using it in marinades for Easter lamb and Moroccan lemon chicken,…

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New Guidelines Urge Most U.S. Adults to be Screened for Hepatitis C

Most adults in the United States should be screened for hepatitis C, according to guidelines published Monday, as the opioid crisis and more prevalent use of illicit injected drugs have driven a nearly fourfold increase in new cases over the last decade. Despite substantial advances in treatment over the past five years, infections are on…

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Surfaces? Sneezes? Sex? How the Coronavirus Can and Cannot Spread

A delicate but highly contagious virus, roughly one-900th the width of a human hair, is spreading from person to person around the world. The coronavirus, as it’s known, has already infected people in at least 60 countries. Because this virus is so new, experts’ understanding of how it spreads is limited. They can, however, offer…

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The Hard-Knocks Restaurant World Discovers Wellness

Katie Button gives workers at her Asheville, N.C., restaurants an annual cash incentive of $300 if they get medical checkups and have their teeth cleaned. In Austin, Texas, the people who make bone-marrow tacos and mix carrot-juice margaritas at Comedor attend free yoga classes and run together. At West-bourne, an all-day cafe in Manhattan, service…

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20 Perfect Mother’s Day Gifts For Your Fickle Mother-In-Law

Whether you’re closer to your MIL than her actual child or your relationship with her ventures into Jennifer Lopez rom-com territory, Mother’s Day should not go unnoticed. Shop our roundup and show her some love with classic wardrobe staples, personalized gifts that will bring on the waterworks, and designer gifts that will put you on…

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Supreme Court to Hear Obamacare Appeal

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear a third major challenge to the Affordable Care Act, setting up likely arguments this fall in a case that could wipe out President Barack Obama’s signature domestic achievement. The court granted requests from Democratic state officials and House members who wanted to thrust the fate…

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