A Slider Bun Packed With Whole Grains

I’ve left Martin for another slider bun. Angelic Bakehouse in Cudahy, Wis., makes its new ones with seven sprouted whole grains and whole-wheat flour, but no chemical additives. All taste mildly wheaty, adding character to summer’s grilled meat patties and sausages. The buns are vegan and kosher. The company also makes wraps, pizza crusts and…

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How Do You Decide if Children Can Play Together Again?

As some parts of the country “open up” and families venture beyond their households, parents are faced with hard decisions about what children can do. There are no official guidelines, so I asked smart and experienced pediatricians from around the country what questions they are getting from parents, and how they’re answering them. Spoiler alert:…

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Oat Milk Powers This Ice Cream

Planet Oat Frozen Desserts has introduced nondairy frozen desserts in six flavors: vanilla, chocolate, cookies and crème, coffee fudge swirl, chocolate peanut butter swirl and blueberry oat crumble. The collection of six is notable for its smooth texture; they behave like ice cream. Aside from the rather sweet blandness of the vanilla, the others are…

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Add a Restaurant-Size Salami to Your Table

Ten years ago, Charles Wekselbaum was out of a job and decided to pursue his fascination with European meat-curing traditions. He stocked up on heritage pork, and a year later, he started Charlito’s Cocina to sell his handmade dry-cured salami. The story behind the company name? In addition to being Jewish-American, he’s also part Cuban.…

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Spice Grinder, Batteries Not Included

A sleek new battery-operated spice grinder is light enough for one-handed operation and does nice work on whole spices, offering adjustable textures from coarse to fine. Its accompanying pods can be filled with the spice of your choosing, and they attach to the grinder with just a tap on a countertop. Press the button on…

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After 6 Months, Important Mysteries About Coronavirus Endure

In the time since the world’s scientists and public health officials first became widely aware of the new coronavirus in January, they’ve had six months to learn about it. They’ve reached many conclusions about the virus and the illness it causes, from the importance of wearing masks to contain it, to the unusual range of…

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Everyone Is Mad at Virgil Abloh Over the George Floyd Protests

In 2018, when Louis Vuitton named Virgil Abloh as its men’s wear artistic director, it made Mr. Abloh, the founder of Off-White, a Nike collaborator and the former creative director for Kanye West, one of the first black designers at the top of a French heritage house. The appointment was seen as the dawn of…

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Mass Extinctions Are Accelerating, Scientists Report

We are in the midst of a mass extinction, many scientists have warned — this one driven not by a catastrophic natural event, but by humans. The unnatural loss of biodiversity is accelerating, and if it continues, the planet will lose vast ecosystems and the necessities they provide, including fresh water, pollination, and pest and…

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Potatoes, Greens and So Much Comfort

Cooking, frankly, was the last thing on my mind this weekend. But we had to eat. So I made the most nourishing, comforting, filling thing I could think of for dinner on Sunday night: colcannon, an Irish dish of mashed potatoes and greens that I covered with fried leeks. The fried leeks aren’t traditional in…

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How a City Once Consumed by Civil Unrest Has Kept Protests Peaceful

A weekend protest in Newark ended at the same intersection where one of the most wrenching and deadly of the race riots that convulsed the nation during the 1960s began. It was there, just outside the First Precinct at the corner of 17th Avenue and Livingston Street, that hundreds of protesters outraged by the death…

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