Front Burner: Morgenstern’s Opens a New Flagship

You need a good amount of space to offer 88 flavors of ice cream, as Nicholas Morgenstern does at Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream. Having outgrown his Rivington Street headquarters, he has now taken over a stretch of storefronts in Greenwich Village for his new flagship, which opens Friday. Most of the gleaming white space is…

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Front Burner: A Little Purple Bag Brings Back Memories

I remember Crown Royal whisky from my childhood. My father drank it and would give me the purple fabric sacks it came in, which I would use to store small toys, doll clothing and the like. A new edition of the Canadian whisky, the 13-year-old blenders’ mash, brought back memories. It is one of the…

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Front Burner: The Not-So-Sweet Side of Sugar

James Walvin, a professor emeritus of history at the University of York in England, will discuss his book “Sugar: The World Corrupted, From Slavery to Obesity,” at the Brooklyn Historical Society. He promises not to sweeten the very fraught story of this culinary staple. “The Not-So-Sweet History of Sugar,” Tuesday, 6:30 to 8 p.m., $10…

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Front Burner: A Paste That Brings the Heat

Here’s a new hot pepper condiment that does not disappear in a splash. It has a chunky texture, making it suitable to serve alongside grilled meats or fish, or to be mixed with soft butter and spread on lamb chops. It’s Caribbean, but based on a relish found in India and Indonesia called achar. The…

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In Medical Reporting, the Impact of Patients’ Stories

Times Insider delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York Times. As a medical reporter, I frequently write about patients whose situations illustrate the points of my articles. Data and statistics often are the real story, but what we remember are the people and their poignant experiences. And…

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West Virginia’s Small-Town Revival

If Davis is a portrait of a mountain town in the early stages of renewal and change, Fayetteville offers a glimpse of what’s to come. Several hours to the south, the town is built around a natural wonder: the New River Gorge. Despite the name, the New River is thought to be among the oldest…

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Eat: Tuna Poke Gets an East Coast Makeover

Great food comes at a cost, and sometimes it’s no sleep and a lot of coffee, a long drive in the dark toward eastern Long Island and fish. There is unbelievable bounty there for those who know where to look and what to do with the information presented to them by current and sea, by…

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Trending: Six Places to Get a Taste of the Fall Harvest

Travelers looking to experience first hand the labors of the fall harvest can now pay for that privilege. From cooking classes to apple picking to hands-on vineyard visits, seasonal experiences are part of deals at hotels this fall. Preserving the fruits of fall in New Mexico In Santa Fe, N.M. the Sunrise Springs Spa Resort…

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