T Introduces: The Secret Ingredient for These Desserts: A 3-D Printer

The topology of a Dinara Kasko cake is difficult to explain without discursions into higher math. A Ukrainian architect, Kasko, 30, is drawn to surfaces that are resolutely unflat. Some bulge outward, morphing into a cluster of perfect spheres, like oversize bubbles skimmed off the top of a bath; some sink in concave dips, suggesting…

Details

Plague Water, Anyone? A Distillery Delves Into Medieval Mixology

Tattersall Distilling, near downtown Minneapolis, has earned a national reputation over the last few years for its award-winning gins, bitters and liqueurs. Soon, it may also be known for its plague water. An alcoholic concoction of angelica root, gentian and about a dozen other herbs, plague water was popular among medieval apothecaries as a tonic…

Details

Hungry City: Masa and Meats, on a Mission at City Tamale in the Bronx

Tamales are more than ready for their big moment in New York, and Israel Veliz knows it. He has known it since 2014, when he dropped out of college to start making traditional Mexican versions in his Bronx apartment, in part because he wanted to help other New Yorkers appreciate this staple of his childhood…

Details

A Tamale Evangelist Finds His Pulpit

At City Tamale, masa dough gets an extra-fluffy lift from the addition of baking soda; opening a freshly made tamale releases a soft whiff of steam that makes each one feel like a tiny gift. Israel Veliz began the business by making versions of his mother’s tamales in his Bronx apartment.

ELLE Editorial: Hang Ten

A quick trip from downtown Los Angeles, the laid-back surfers’ paradise of Playa Del Rey is an optimal testing ground for mixing graphic swimwear with retro-cool American classics. Tank, $590,wet suit, $1,950, harness, all, Calvin Klein 205W39NYC. Watch, Rolex TERENCE CONNORS Bikini, Sundek, $99. Totebag, Dior. Hoop earrings, Roberto Coin, $1,950. TERENCE CONNORS Bikini, Etro,…

Details

Made on the Inside, Worn on the Outside

In a lush valley surrounded by the Peruvian Andes — past two sets of security gates, high fences, barbed wire and a rigorous pat-down — 13 women stood hard at work. They were weaving and knitting luxurious alpaca wool sweaters, deep-pile roll-necks and silky-soft track pants, destined to be sold to wealthy shoppers with lives…

Details

A Pocket Guide to the Oscars’ Beefiest Controversies

We have gathered here today to discuss not the artistic merits of this year’s Academy Award nominees for best picture (that’s this way), but the controversies, firestorms and outright debacles that cling to them like dog hair to a dropped Tootsie Pop. Conveniently (and infallibly) labeled for the conscientious consumer, this is your guide to…

Details

Fashion Review: At Fendi, Raising the Bar in Farewell

MILAN — Normally before a fashion show the decibel level is close to that of a small zoo, as people pass the time in gossip and air kisses and yelling into their phones. But Thursday at noon, as the crowd filed in for Fendi, the noise was just a whisper. It was the last collection…

Details

36 Hours: 36 Hours in Goa

Think of it as India’s happy place: The state of Goa, which occupies a sliver on the country’s western coast, is where residents of Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and other cities converge for long weekends and lazy holidays filled with sun, sand and revelry. These days, the beguiling beaches might look like they’ve been colonized by…

Details

The New Speakeasy: Cocktails in a Stranger’s Kitchen

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] On a chilly Saturday night in late January, a handful of strangers huddled outside a townhouse on a quiet street in Bushwick. A small neon sign in its window, “Cocktails Here,” was the only indicator that they had come…

Details