‘Oh-Oh, Ay-Ay!’ Riding to an Italian Rhythm on the Transumanza

“Expect four days of sacrifices,” Carmelina Colantuono told me a week before I left New Jersey to travel with her family and their 300 podolica cows from Puglia, where the cattle pass the colder months, to their home in the Molise region of Italy. I was joining an eager band of cowboys, herders and pilgrims,…

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Ladurée Adds Vegan Delights to the Menu

No one is storming the Bastille, but there is a revolution at Ladurée, the French restaurant group based in Paris. It’s going vegan, entirely so at its Beverly Hills location, and it will offer many of its plant-based options elsewhere, including in New York. Elisabeth Holder, an owner of the family-run company, said her brother,…

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An Anthony Bourdain Auction Will Include His Treasured Knife

A collection of belongings left behind by Anthony Bourdain, the celebrity chef and television star who died in June 2018, will be sold in an online auction in October. Sixty percent of the proceeds of the auction will go to Mr. Bourdain’s wife, Ottavia Busia, and daughter, Ariane. (Mr. Bourdain and Ms. Busia were separated…

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Pomegranate Mandelbrot for Rosh Hashana

Mandelbrot, a.k.a. Jewish biscotti, have taken on a special significance for Rosh Hashana at By the Way Bakery, a kosher, gluten-free and dairy-free group, with four locations in Manhattan, Westchester County and Connecticut. Its new mandelbrot come studded with tart-sweet pomegranate seeds, rimon in Hebrew, symbolic for the New Year holiday because the pomegranate, with…

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Here’s Your Monday Night Dinner

Good morning. René Magritte made a painting of this day in 1956, a Surrealist depiction of a crescent moon hanging in a tree, rather than in the sky behind it. It’s a quiet, powerful work. The moon disrupts our sense of depth and leaves us unsettled, as if in a house of mirrors, as if…

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Near Union Square, Affogato With a Back Story

If you’re having dinner at Gramercy Tavern or Union Square Cafe, you might want to save room for dessert at Caffè Panna nearby. Hallie Meyer — whose father, Danny Meyer, owns both restaurants — is ready with an affogato sundae with crunchies, drizzles and cream at this, her new ice cream parlor. The neatly tiled…

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Izakaya Offers Lunch to Go

Suzuki, an izakaya restaurant sharing a space with Satsuki, a high-end sushi bar, is offering lunch to go. Just inside the doorway on the ground floor there’s a counter selling bento boxes that feature generous portions of teriyaki salmon, fried or grilled chicken, glazed eel, beef stir-fry, a meatloaf-style burger or a poke bowl, all…

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Day Care Directors Are Playing Doctor, and Parents Suffer

ImageChild care can cost a typical family a third of its income. CreditAudra Melton for The New York Times Almost anyone with a child in day care or preschool has received the call. They say your child has a minor ailment like pink eye and must go to the doctor. Otherwise, they say, the child…

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Demna Gvaslia Is Leaving Vetements

Victor VIRGILEGetty Images Designer Demna Gvasalia is hitting the refresh button on his career and has announced that he will be stepping down as head designer at Vetements, the popular Parisian label he founded with his brother, Guram, in 2014. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELTGetty Images “Vetements has always been a collective of creative minds. We…

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