The Secret Ingredient That Improves Meat Every Time

For the past couple of years, I’ve been seeing a trend among the online community of sous-vide cooking enthusiasts: rubbing meat with mayonnaise before searing it. A parallel trend has also been hitting the grilled cheese forums (there’s a message board for everything), where folks are slathering their bread with mayonnaise before griddling, insisting that…

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Brian Focarino, Brian Shea

Brian Joseph Focarino and Brian Jeremiah Shea were married Oct. 25 at Boston City Hall. Patricia A. McMahon, the city registrar, officiated. On Nov. 3, Jason C. Focarino, a brother of Mr. Focarino, is to lead the couple in their vows in Yelapa, Mexico. The couple met during law school at William & Mary, from…

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All the Best Looks From the 2019 Governors Awards

The official start to awards season came on Sunday, October 27 when Hollywood gathered to hand out honorary Oscars to the likes of Geena Davis and filmmaker David Lynch. Here, a roundup of the evening’s best red carpet looks, from Dakota Johnson in bridalesque Brandon Maxwell to Jennifer Lopez in a golden Reem Acra gown.

You Need These Pancakes

Good morning. My meat consumption’s dropping, I’ve noticed. Mostly this is because I’ve been serving less of it. Sometimes I don’t serve it at all, which those who know me well regard with some suspicion, even alarm. I’ve generally been the guy who orders a veal Parm to accompany the steak. I think the proper…

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9 Pairs of Luxury Sneakers That Are Well Worth the Money

According to a recent poll, 31 percent of ELLE.com readers wear sneakers with damn near anything. But that number is set to rise: The sneaker industry is predicted to make $95.14 billion dollars by 2025, outranking every other division in fashion. And business is so good that StockX, one of the top resale sites for…

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Savoring the Taste of Memories in Northern India

When I was a child in India, we were the first family on our street to get a television: a huge black and white affair. Occasionally, we’d have neighbors and friends round to watch Bollywood movies filmed in Shimla, the Himalayan city that was once the summer capital of India. With its stunning colonial architecture,…

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It’s Halloween. Beware Urban Legends (and Cars).

ImageAlmost all stories about poisoned candy have been found to be hoaxes or folk tales. Credit…Erik S Lesser/EPA, via Shutterstock American children are more likely to be hit by cars on Halloween than on any other night of the year. But many of the concerns expressed each October — in the news media and among family…

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Fiber in Fruits and Grains Protects Against Diverticulitis

About a decade ago, Michael Valenti of Woodstock, N.Y., suddenly developed severe pain in the lower right side of his abdomen. He had a slight fever and thought he had appendicitis. So did his doctor, who sent him to the emergency room, where an M.R.I. revealed not appendicitis but diverticulitis, an infection in an outpouching…

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The Joy of Kooky

In the early 1990s, Joost Elffers, a successful Dutch book packager, met an American expatriate living in Amsterdam named Gary Goldschneider. Mr. Goldschneider was a brilliant but scattered polymath who completed his studies at Yale medical school but never practiced medicine and later became a concert pianist. He once played all 32 of Beethoven’s sonatas…

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Wegmans Opens in Brooklyn; Fans Wait in the Rain, and Rejoice

When Alexis Grafakos moved to a small town in western New York in 2013, she couldn’t find empanada dough anywhere. One day while shopping in Geneseo at her local supermarket, Wegmans, Ms. Grafakos mentioned to the staff how she wished she could buy some of the ingredients for her Caribbean dishes that she could find…

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