An Ancient Grain Flour for Your Pie Crust

For the past 10 years, Cup4Cup — a company founded by the chef Thomas Keller — has been supplying bakers and cooks with an excellent gluten-free alternative to regular all-purpose flour. It has now added a blend of “ancient grains.” Like the company’s original flour, it can be used measure-for-measure in place of regular all-purpose…

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An Apron That Gives Thanks

Everything about Thanksgiving prep — from basting the bird and skimming gravy to mashing sweet potatoes — demands an apron. Here’s a bright new one to consider. BlueCut, a chef gear company based in Los Angeles, has commissioned Alexandra Bowman, a Black artist, to design the limited-edition apron. It’s made of duck canvas, with brass…

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A Cocktail Timesaver for Turkey Day

About the last thing you want to have to fuss with as guests assemble for Thanksgiving dinner is measuring and mixing cocktails. High West, a distillery in Park City, Utah, that specializes in whiskies, comes to the rescue. It has introduced two top-notch barrel-finished drinks — a manhattan and an old-fashioned — ready to pour…

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You’ll Want to Dig Into These Pumpkins

These cunning little pumpkin bowls from Sur La Table add something new to the Thanksgiving table. Buy just one to use for cranberry sauce, whipped cream for a pie or even gravy. (The lid will keep it warm.) Or, with several, you can serve individual soups or baked casseroles or puddings. Each microwave-only vessel, made…

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Pfizer’s Early Data Shows Coronavirus Vaccine Is More Than 90% Effective

The drug maker Pfizer announced on Monday that an early analysis of its coronavirus vaccine trial suggested the vaccine was robustly effective in preventing Covid-19, a promising development as the world has waited anxiously for any positive news about a pandemic that has killed more than 1.2 million people. Pfizer, which developed the vaccine with…

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Mink and the Coronavirus: What We Know

Last week, Denmark announced its intention to cull all farmed mink, some 17 million, out of fear that a mutated version of the coronavirus might diminish the effectiveness of potential vaccines. The decision has caused dismay in other countries and a debate among scientists about the validity of the concern. Six countries — Denmark, the…

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The Buttermilk-Brined Turkey of Your Thanksgiving Dreams

For someone who didn’t grow up celebrating Thanksgiving, I’ve got a lot of strong opinions about turkey. It’s probably because I’ve cooked more of it than practically anyone I know, in just about more ways than I can list. I’ve roasted, braised, grilled, spit-roasted and deep-fried it. I’ve boned it out and made “turchetta.” I’ve…

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The Crunchiest, Creamiest, Tangiest Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are among the most traditional ingredients on the Thanksgiving table, and, when roasted, this unfairly maligned brassica shines brilliantly among the various sides. Preparing them is easy: They don’t really need too much work to yield layers of complex flavor. First, trim the base, and halve or shred the sprouts. You can mitigate…

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11 Things You Need to Know About Pfizer’s Covid Vaccine

As coronavirus cases surge in the United States and elsewhere, with little relief in sight, the world got good news on Monday. Pfizer and its partner, the German company, BioNTech, announced preliminary results that suggested their vaccine was more than 90 percent effective. The news — the first results from any late-stage vaccine trial —…

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Indians Love Cadbury Chocolate. These Rivals Would Love to Woo Them Away.

In India, few foreign confections have been more eagerly embraced than chocolate — and no brand defines this affinity more than Cadbury. “Cadbury is in our blood,” said L. Nitin Chordia, who runs a small chocolate company, Kocoatrait, in Chennai with his wife, Poonam. “It is a completely Indian product to us.” First imported to…

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