Now From Mexico: Corn Whiskey

We appreciate tequila, have tried mezcal and are sampling sotol. Still there is more to learn about Mexican spirits. Corn whiskey, for example, is a rarity. But now there’s one that’s new. Abasolo, El Whisky de Mexico, from Jilotepec de Abasolo, just north of Mexico City, is made entirely from heritage corn that has undergone…

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Will Shopping Ever Be the Same?

When department stores reopen their doors, a familiar whoosh will still greet customers at the entrance: the sudden gust of air-conditioning, the gleam of polished marble floors, the sensation of not really knowing where to start. But beyond the doors, new and unfamiliar sights await: hand-sanitizer dispensers scattered on every surface, employees smizing through their…

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Chocolate and Cheese, if You Please

Closed stores and restaurants are also taking a toll on parts of the food industry, like cheesemakers, as they lose the normal outlets for their perishable products. Your local cheese shop should be your first stop, but, on Janet Fletcher’s Planet Cheese website, there’s a national list of the cheesemakers and retailers that ship their…

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Acupuncture May Ease Indigestion

Acupuncture may help relieve indigestion, a new study suggests. Chinese researchers did a controlled experiment to test acupuncture as a treatment for postprandial distress syndrome, or P.D.S., a common type of chronic indigestion characterized by an unpleasant sense of fullness after eating, sometimes accompanied by pain and burning in the throat and stomach. It has…

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When the Mall Reopened, She Was Ready

Malls, retail stores, restaurants and movie theaters sprawled across Texas were allowed to reopen on May 1, for the first time since March 31, when Gov. Greg Abbott told residents to stay home. That included Saks Fifth Avenue, whose Houston and San Antonio shops are the retailer’s only locations in the United States to resume…

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Shanghai Disneyland Reopens With Coronavirus Precautions

The elephants are flying again. On Monday, one of the Walt Disney Company’s 14 closed theme parks, Shanghai Disneyland, reopened to visitors on a limited basis, offering a first peek into the kind of escape Mickey Mouse can offer in the age of face masks, social distancing and disinfectants. “It has been an emotional morning,”…

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The Baked Pleasures of Australia Delivered

Bourke Street Bakery, the New York branch of a family-run group of bakeries in Sydney, Australia, is open for pickup, as well as delivery to all five boroughs, nearby suburbs, and, weekly, to the Hamptons. Along with its original sourdough breads and well-burnished croissants and pastries, the bakery has added a new line of individual…

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No Prince Without the King

As he himself would have been the first to say, everything began with Little Richard — not just rock ’n’ roll but gender bending as showmanship, self-mythology as an art form, drag in the middle of Main Street. And while much of what the man born Richard Wayne Penniman in Macon, Ga., laid claim to…

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Relive Memories of the Queens Night Market

The Queens Night Market is the subject of a new cookbook, “The World Eats Here.” Each of the 88 recipes, and the accompanying profiles, is crammed with compelling details. They tell stories of breakfast in Colombia through arepas with scrambled eggs; Guyanese pine tarts made with fresh, not canned fruit; kopytka potato gnocchi from Kika…

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Fort Worth Shooting: In Crowd of Hundreds, 5 Wounded in Village Creek Park

Five people were injured on Sunday night at a Fort Worth park crowded with hundreds of people, the police said. At around 5:45 local time, officers with the Fort Worth Police Department responded to Village Creek Park, where people were riding all-terrain vehicles and drinking alcohol — both city ordinance violations, the officials said. Five…

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