Join us online: Insect science goes virtual at Entomology 2020, November 11-25

What: Entomology 2020, the Virtual Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America Where: Anywhere! (i.e., online) When: November 11-25, 2020 Who: 3,000+ insect scientists and entomological experts Your next great science story could be just a few mouse-clicks away at Entomology 2020, the Entomological Society of America’s Virtual Annual Meeting. Every year, the insect…

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To Have and to Hone

Handle these Artisan Revere knives with care. These two models are so sharp, you’ll need to keep them in their leather sheaths. David Olkovetsky, a former steel company analyst, went into the kitchen knife business with a team of like-minded partners because he was not satisfied with what was available. His knives, which took more…

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Spirit Yourself Away for a Sip or Two

Most cocktail books are small, handy volumes. Not so this lavish, gift-worthy stunner. It has more than 600 recipes, most documented with history-filled headnotes, beautiful photographs and even a gold ribbon to hold your place. I loved the Old Cuban by Audrey Saunders, made with rum and Champagne, and the pre-Prohibition English cobbler deepened with…

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A Chocolate Maker Takes a New Path

Justine Pringle has stepped away from her Nunu Chocolates in Brooklyn and has a new venture, North South Confections. (A former partner will run Nunu.) Her first assortment has dark chocolate squares with caramelized fruit fillings and abstract Jackson Pollock-style tracings. There are six flavors packaged together: passion fruit, lime, citrusy tropical naranjilla, coconut, strawberry…

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A Frozen Celebration of December Holidays

This season, OddFellows Ice Cream has concocted an assortment of uncommon holiday flavors. After lighting the Hanukkah candles on Dec. 10 (first night of the holiday), there’s latke ice cream to enjoy with smidgens of apple sauce and sour cream in the mix; coquito is based on a popular Puerto Rican Christmas drink; cherry cordial…

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Old New York Flavor, in a Jar

Monte’s Venetian Room, a restaurant that, in its heyday, attracted local politicians and celebrities like Frank Sinatra, is still in business in Gowanus, Brooklyn. These days, it’s just called Monte’s, though the Monte family is no longer involved. PJ Monte — a grandnephew of Nick Monte, who owned the restaurant with his brothers — is…

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Delivery That Feels Like a Five-Star Meal

The chef and restaurateur Jonathan Benno has had it with brown-bag dinners, so he’s doing something about it. With Iman Kawa, a chef who runs Better Than Your Mother’s, which delivers elegant food from top chefs, Mr. Benno has created a truly fine meal for a solo indulgence. “It’s a way for us to keep…

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82 Best Comfort Food Recipes

ImageCredit…David Malosh for The New York Times Ali Slagle’s recipe fuses French onion soup with macaroni and cheese — two comfort foods in one. Added bonus: Caramelizing two pounds of onions can be therapeutic. Credit…Romulo Yanes for The New York Times. Food Stylist: Vivian Lui. Credit…Ryan Liebe for The New York Times. Food Stylist: Simon Andrews.…

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