New French Cream Puff Store Opens on the Upper West Side

For years, the Japanese dominated the cream puff market in New York with oversize ones, but now, the French have jumped in. Rebecca Tison, a Parisian who worked for IBM and then in banking in New York, said her new shop, Barachou, is inspired by a cream puff store in Paris. The name of this…

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Long Misunderstood, Appalachian Food Finds the Spotlight

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — If you were wagering on two of the most unlikely words to be paired in the English language, “Appalachian” and “bagel” would be a pretty good bet. And yet, that is exactly what you find at Button & Co. Bagels here in Asheville. The chef Katie Button, a native of New Jersey…

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Medical News Today: What causes bumps in the back of the throat?

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The Story of Windows on the World

“The Most Spectacular Restaurant in the World” recounts the saga of Windows on the World, at the top of the World Trade Center. Tom Roston’s book begins and ends with the restaurant’s destruction on Sept. 11. Many of those who worked at the restaurant, Mr. Roston said, thought of themselves as family, and as in…

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Like Wheat Thins, but Better

Wheat Thins were never like this. The crackers that I once doted on delivered grain and salt, but never herbal Middle Eastern za’atar; golden, peppery hawaij, a blend of turmeric and other spices from Yemen; or North African harissa, with its ruddy tint and vibrant heat. But those are the flavors in a new line…

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Zendaya Can Change the World

Social change follows its own timeline. It was in the prehistoric 1990s that I began to report on racial inequities in fashion serious enough to attract the attention of the commissioner of Consumer Affairs in New York. In stories I reported at the time, industry players demonstrated a startling lack of concern about the prevalence…

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A Wheat Whiskey From Woodford Reserve

A bit of spirits occasionally involves a taste of history. With its new Kentucky straight wheat whiskey, the Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles, Ky., gives the drinker something to think about. Back in 1935, the Federal government recognized four styles of American whiskeys based on the dominant grain: corn (bourbon), rye, malt (malted barley) and…

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New Service Delivers Burgers

Some, including David Chang, have been tempted by the concept of a restaurant without walls, a delivery-only operation. Mr. Chang’s efforts did not succeed but, now, the Australian restaurant group that owns Hole in the Wall in the financial district and Murray Hill is giving it a shot with Ghost Burger. They’ve pared down their…

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Medical News Today: What do code blue and other hospital codes mean?

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Sweet, Salty, Sour — and Part of Mexico’s Soul

It’s the dish Mexico craves every September. Chiles en nogada — stuffed poblano peppers topped with a creamy walnut sauce — makes a brief but grand appearance on Mexican tables starting in late August, and is eaten to celebrate Independence Day on Sept. 16. “It’s elegant and a part of our national soul,” said Josefina…

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