Born in the Pyrénées, Bred in New York

Taking the jewel of Basque sheep milk cheeses, Ossau-Iraty, as its template, Murray’s Cheese has arranged to create their own with a cheesemaker in the valleys of the Pyrénées. The superb result, named Mistoa (meaning “mixed” in Basque), is made with some goat milk added to sheep milk, an unusual formula for the region. Hefty…

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An Unexpected Addition to the Cheese Board

Anya’s Apothekere makes an unusual fermented honey sauce in three flavors: garlic, onion and jalapeño. The nutty, sweet syrup picks up notes of each ingredient added, and the vegetables pieces are, in turn, sweetened. The peppery taste of the jalapeño kicks long after a swallow, whereas the garlic is more subtle, with a strong earthy…

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Thai Box Lunches on the Lower East Side

When Erika Chou and Tom Naumsuwan opened Wayla, a Thai restaurant with a garden on Forsyth Street about three months ago, they were also preparing a double storefront upstairs for a takeout shop. Little Wayla opened last week, offering an array of home-style dishes. “Tom wanted a place where he could serve the food his…

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KitchenAid Celebrates Its Centennial

KitchenAid, the company that manufactures the standing mixer of choice for many home bakers, has its 100th anniversary this year. And to celebrate, it is setting up a two-day pop-up showroom so visitors can see and try not just the mixers and their attachments, but other small and large appliances like toasters, blenders and ovens,…

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Food Is Part of the Fun at Storm King

Food and eating figure into some of the whimsical interactive works by the American artist Mark Dion that now dot the Storm King Art Center’s more than 500 acres and museum in the Hudson Valley. Called follies, they’re small structures and sheds that the visitor can enter or peer into, like “Hunting Blind (The Glutton)”…

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Cutting 300 Calories a Day Shows Health Benefits

Scientists have long known a fairly reliable way to extend life span in rodents and other lab animals: Reduce the amount of calories they eat by 10 percent to 40 percent. This strategy, known as caloric restriction, has been shown to increase the life span of various organisms and reduce their rate of cancer and…

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Levain Ups the Cookie Ante

Levain Bakery, the chain known for its big fat cookies and its breads, is opening a branch on the Upper East Side. Here, for the first time, it will be serving ice cream sandwiches. To make them, the usual six-ounce cookie ($4) is split in half, so the sandwich has a three-ounce cookie on each…

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Undercover in a Hospital Bed

A nurse walked in with a loaded syringe. “Can you lift your gown?” she asked. The woman on the gurney held the scratchy emergency room blanket closer to her chin. “What’s in the syringe?” she asked. The nurse frowned. “Don’t you want the medicine your doctor ordered?” The woman took a deep breath and kept…

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The 5G Health Hazard That Isn’t

In 2000, the Broward County Public Schools in Florida received an alarming report. Like many affluent school districts at the time, Broward was considering laptops and wireless networks for its classrooms and 250,000 students. Were there any health risks to worry about? The district asked Bill P. Curry, a consultant and physicist, to study the…

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Stella McCartney Teams Up With LVMH, in Plot Twist in Luxury Wars

Image Stella McCartney at her fall 2019 women’s show in Paris.CreditStephane Mahe/Reuters In a move worthy of the rivalry between the Montagues and the Capulets, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s largest luxury group, said on Monday that it had entered into a new marriage with Stella McCartney, the British fashion house that was…

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