Mashama Bailey’s the Grey Sets Up Shop at Intersect by Lexus

Headliner The Grey at Intersect by Lexus The somewhat-improbable combination of a high-end automaker and far-flung guest chefs and restaurants that opened on West 14th Street about two years ago has brought an interesting dimension to New York’s dining scene. The latest is Mashama Bailey, the chef who owns The Grey in Savannah, Ga., with…

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A Dukkah for Dusting

Dukkah is a Middle Eastern seasoning mix, combining spices, nuts and seeds, that’s used as a dip and a topping. Camilla Marcus, the chef and the owner of West-Bourne, a California-style restaurant in SoHo that closed in September because of the pandemic, has maintained her company’s retail sideline, selling some condiments and other products for…

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The Sweet Secrets of Chocolate Revealed

In the run-up to Valentine’s Day, it pays to have some expertise when it comes to chocolate confections. The pastry chef Nick Malgieri, who taught at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York, will guide you through three virtual lessons in chocolate for the 92nd Street Y. The first, on Jan. 25, will cover…

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Cauliflower Gets the Hash Brown Treatment

These days, cauliflower is pressed into service for everything from risotto to pizza crusts. Samuel Dennigan, who founded an Irish company called Strong Roots, uses it to make lightly fried hash browns, sold frozen. And, being Irish, he has called on potatoes to help in the product. They’re nice, modest cakes, easily heated and excellent…

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A Chef’s Book Shows the Culinary Joys of Travel

“The Relation Between Us,” the latest book from the Danish chef Bo Bech, is a page-turner. With 368 pages of his photographs, mostly of food scenes from around the world, interspersed with compelling text, the book is hard to put down (and hard to lift up). He says it covers 15 years of travel and…

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The SAT is Dropping its Essay Section, Subject Matter Tests During Pandemic

The College Board, which administers the SAT college entrance examination and has seen its business battered by the coronavirus pandemic, said Tuesday that it will drop the optional essay section from the SAT and stop administering subject-matter tests in the United States. “The pandemic accelerated a process already underway at the College Board to simplify…

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A New Orleans Mardi Gras With a Different Sort of Mask

NEW ORLEANS — Last January, Polly Watts estimated how much alcohol she would need to make it through Mardi Gras at her bar, Avenue Pub — and then ordered considerably more than that. It’s a practice she and other bar owners here use to lock in savings that many liquor companies offer in the early…

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Student Who Was Jailed for Breaking Quarantine in Caymans Apologizes

Skylar Mack, the American college student who was released from a prison in the Cayman Islands last week for violating coronavirus restrictions, said in an interview that she “deserved it.” In a segment that aired on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Tuesday, Ms. Mack, 18, apologized for breaking the rules and said that any anger…

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Isiah Whitlock Jr., on Leaving Chelsea for Gramercy Park

Isiah Whitlock Jr. lived in Chelsea before Chelsea was trendy. “I was looking for an apartment in New York, and I sort of had my choice of Chelsea or Harlem, and I really couldn’t see my girlfriend in Harlem,” he said. “So we chose Chelsea, which at the time was a little bit of a…

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Why Medical Tourism Is Drawing Patients, Even in a Pandemic

“Our market has always been what I call the ‘working poor’ and they just keep getting poorer,” said Josef Woodman, the chief executive of Patients Without Borders. “The pandemic has gutted low-income and middle-class people around the world and for many of them the reality is that they have to travel to access affordable health…

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