Front Burner: This Brandy Soars

Hangar 1, the vodka distiller, is in a repurposed airplane hangar on Alameda Island in San Francisco Bay, where Navy planes, including one called the Bent-Wing Bird, were housed. The spirits company has taken that name for its latest product, its first that’s not a vodka. The brandy is a blend of French and California…

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90 New Cases of Measles Reported in U.S. as Outbreak Continues Record Pace

The number of new measles cases in the United States rose again this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday, bringing the total number to 555 in 2019. This year’s outbreak is on course to be the worst since the country eliminated measles as an endemic disease in 2000. Health authorities…

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Front Burner: Vegan Kimchis to Savor

So you thought that Korean kimchi, made from ingredients like Napa cabbage and radishes, was vegan? Not necessarily, as there’s most likely some fish sauce lurking in the mix. Nasoya, a company that specializes in tofu and other vegetarian Asian products, has introduced fishless vegan kimchi in four styles: regular spicy Napa cabbage, mild Napa…

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Front Burner: Learn More About Mezcal

Heritage Radio Network — a food-focused broadcaster that has its studio in a shipping container inside Roberta’s in Bushwick, Brooklyn — is sponsoring an instructional session about mezcal. Lou Bank, the founder and executive director of Sacred (Saving Agave for Culture, Recreation, Education and Development), an American nonprofit organization that works to improve conditions for…

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The Lizzie McGuire Sandals You Wanted as a Tween Are Back

For women born between 1987 and 1992, Lizzie McGuire is a Millennial idol. She was the bedazzled, bandana-wearing, «I want a bra!» screaming sherpa who guided us through our adolescence, filling a void the Olsens twins left (who was then followed by another star, Hannah Montana). To those of us who grew up with Lizzie,…

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The Checkup: Measles Now

The baby had been brought into our clinic to rule out measles. That is, the baby, who was living in a shelter, had developed a rash, and the mother was concerned because she thought there had been some cases of measles in the shelter. The resident, or doctor in training, thought that the baby looked…

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5 Things to Pack for Your Next Vacation

Macy’s In a perfect world, impending vacations wouldn’t involve any type of stress. With the modern-life necessities of wrapping up work projects and prepping for travel, though, a bit of stormy weather before sailing off on smooth seas is unavoidable. The one thing that shouldn’t add to your worries? Packing a suitcase. Here, five essential…

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Global Health: In African Villages, These Phones Become Ultrasound Scanners

BUSHORO, Uganda — Lying on a church pew with his arm over his head, 6-year-old Gordon Andindagaye whimpered a bit — in fear, not pain — as Dr. William A. Cherniak slowly swept a small ultrasound scanner up and down his chest. Dr. Cherniak and Rodgers Ssekawoko Muhumuza, the Ugandan clinical officer he was training,…

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