Natural Wine Is My Self-Care

There is storytelling in natural wine’s cultivation. Each bottle has the ability to speak a language of robust flavor and punchy distinction. This is part of the mystique and appeal for me. In my Muslim upbringing, alcohol was forbidden. For many, it still is. But recently, natural wine has taken on new meaning for me:…

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Goodbye, Gingham. Hello, Billows.

Was it only a couple of years ago that Gwyneth Paltrow sauntered up the grand staircase at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual costume extravaganza, swaths of skin on show, curves encased in a slick one-shoulder gown? On her return visit to the Met gala last month, Ms. Paltrow ditched that patently steamy look for…

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Medical News Today: Tips to improve posture

Posture is the positioning of the body when a person is sitting, standing, lying down, or performing different tasks. Researchers have linked bad posture with some uncomfortable health conditions and a high risk of injury, especially during exercise. Having good posture is very important. Poor body positioning and alignment can cause various health problems, such…

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Eat Pupusas by Hand, Salvadoran Style, in Queens

There isn’t a piece of cutlery on the table when you sit down at Ricas Pupusas & Mas, a seven-month-old Salvadoran restaurant in Sunnyside, Queens. In El Salvador, where pupusas are the national dish, the palm-size stuffed-and-griddled tortillas are considered finger food. To eat a pupusa the Salvadoran way, tear off a piece of sweet-scented…

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The Chicken Isn’t Even the Best Part

Classic duck confit is a true labor of love. There is salting and curing, an overnight rest, a ton of store-bought duck fat (assuming you don’t have some lying around) and an eternity spent in an oven. Of course, to all of this I say “Yum!” But also: “What if I … didn’t?” I know…

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Deep in the Muslim Heart of Texas, a Farm Family Provides Halal Meat

TOMBALL, Tex. — Syed Raza and his wife, Jeanne Chilson-Raza, prefer not to use the word slaughterhouse. And Hira Halal Meat, their business in this small city an hour’s drive north of Houston, looks more like a petting zoo than an abattoir. An artistically carved granite rock greets visitors at the entrance. Palm trees and…

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Uncommon Goat Cheeses From Vermont

Here are a couple of goat cheeses from Barn First Creamery, a small farm in Westfield, Vt., that have uncommon depth and flavor. The farm’s owners — Merlin Backus, who is originally from Westfield, and Rebecca Velasquez, the cheesemaker — started the project in 2013 and now have 30 goats. Most of their cheeses are…

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Beers Made for Summer Sipping

Don’t call them women’s beers, but Talea, the fledgling New York brewing company, is founded by women: two former home brewers and business executives, Tara Hankinson and LeAnn Darland, a Navy veteran. They saw space in the market for easy-drinking beers, perhaps to replace that glass of rosé. Their first is Sun Up — a…

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Slurp in Private With Ichiran Ramen Kit

Ichiran, the ramen chain founded in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1960, is known not just for the quality of its tonkotsu broth, but also for its individual booths, allowing for sequestered slurping. That goes for one that just opened in the Times Square area at 152 West 49th Street. But now you can also slurp in…

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