Front Burner: Buttery Sablés in All Shapes

Marie-Aude Rose, the chef at La Mercerie in the Roman and Williams Guild store in SoHo, has started making her sablés, as the French call butter cookies, and other confections to take away. The delicately burnished cookies — in rounds, oblongs and cut in the shape of birds — are buttery indeed. Oval calissons, the…

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Front Burner: Brew This Fine Hot Chocolate From Ecuador

The To’ak brand of rare Ecuadorean chocolate is right up there with luxury items like white truffles and certain caviars. Often aged in bourbon or tequila casks and priced at more than $150 an ounce, it is processed from the heirloom Nacional variety of cacao. Now, those on more modest budgets can sample the chocolate…

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Front Burner: A ‘Rice Bonnet’ for Perfect Persian-Style Rice

For perfect Persian-style rice, cooks wrap a pot’s lid with cloth to absorb the condensing steam and to guarantee fluffier grains. The liner is called a damkoni, said Louisa Shafia, the author of “The New Persian Kitchen.” They’re hard to find, so substitutes like folded towels are used. Ms. Shafia comes to the rescue with…

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The Best Looks From the 2019 Grammys After Parties

The 2019 Grammys ceremony was only the beginning of the night for some stars. After the award show ended, numerous after parties started around Los Angeles to celebrate all the honorees. Here, what Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and more wore to the bashes, along with all the new celebs who showed up at them.

Breast cancer screening saved over 27,000 lives in 2018

An analysis of mortality rates related to breast cancer from 1989 until 2018 indicates that breast cancer screening, paired with access to better treatment, has significantly improved the health outcome for women with this type of cancer over the past few decades. Since 1989, breast cancer-related death rates have fallen exponentially, primarily due to screening…

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Front Burner: A Guide to Everyday Vietnamese Cooking

Here’s a guide to Vietnamese flavors and cooking. Andrea Nguyen, the author of this new cookbook, recalls that, in the 1970s, her mother, newly arrived from Vietnam, struggled to find the ingredients she needed for traditional home cooking. Today, that has changed as items like coconut milk and fish sauce have become available widely, even…

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On the Runway: At the Grammys, Sisters Dressing for Themselves

It’s possible that the most out-there moment of fashion week took place Sunday night thousands of miles away from the New York catwalks — sorry, red carpet — at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. I am speaking, of course, of Cardi B’s Grammys entrance as Venus emerging from her clam in vintage Thierry Mugler…

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Everything You Need to Know About Fashion Week, Day 5

Is «happy Monday» an oxymoron? Definitely before coffee. And probably before scrolling down. You’ll see a roundup of yesterday’s Fashion Week wins, including a literal truckload of crystals, a puffy coat for party dresses, and also Batman. Rebecca Minkoff Double Bags It Iskra Lawrence, double bags, and flower power at Rebecca Minkoff Getty Images “My…

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10 Ways to Be Just Friends with a Guy

Whatever people may say, the friendship between the sexes is possible. After all, we are not primitive people, who are guided by their instincts and the harsh realities of evolution. We are granted with feelings, reason, and social norms of behavior. If you’re lucky enough to have a friend of the opposite sex, let this…

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How to Use Mineral Water for Beauty?

You must have heard the universal tip that you need to drink at least 2 liters of water a day. Especially to maintain beauty. The advice is wonderful, of course, but the kidneys may not be able to cope with it. More and more specialists are inclined to believe that this is just a myth.…

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