This Dessert Is Worthy of a Diva, or Two

Here’s a game for the food-obsessed: Instead of contemplating which historical figures you’d invite to a dinner party, picture the dishes you’d serve for the meal. As in oysters Rockefeller followed by tournedos Rossini with a side of Caesar salad? Then for dessert, will it be a fruity peach Melba and vanilla ice cream drizzled…

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6 Glorious Ways to Do Corn on the Cob

We ask a lot of elotes, the Mexican corn covered in mayonnaise, cotija, chile powder and lime. They are the only common cob topping at cookouts beyond butter. (They’re also a great dish to bring up when someone foolishly says they hate mayo, because in elotes, this divisive condiment is both the key ingredient and…

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What Janet Mock Can’t Travel Without

Janet Mock was already famous for her work as a magazine editor and trans-rights activist when she added writer, director and producer to her résumé with the debut of “Pose,” a TV show about the lives of gay and trans people in New York in the late 1980s. The second season premiered June 11 on…

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11 Watch Brands That Will Turn You Into a Serious Collector

Royal Oak Frosted Gold Double Balance Wheel Openworked Audemars Piguet, Price upon request audemarspiguet.com Audemars Piguet has been making watches since 1875, and they’ve only gotten better over time. The brand is known for making some of the thinnest styles, and it’s the only luxury watch brand still owned by the founding families. If you want…

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Behind the Scenes in the Food Biz: Four Culinary Memoirs

NOTES FROM A YOUNG BLACK CHEFA MemoirBy Kwame Onwuachi with Joshua David Stein Image This rip-roaring tale of ambition is also a sobering account of racism in and out of the food industry. Despite coming “from a long line of restaurateurs” on his mother’s side of the family, Onwuachi, as a young black chef from…

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Elka Gilmore, Chef Who Blended the Old and the New, Dies at 59

Elka Gilmore, an innovative West Coast chef who helped redefine fusion cuisine in the 1990s, died on July 6 in San Francisco. She was 59. Her death, at a hospital, was confirmed by Jennie K. Curtis, her former companion. She said Ms. Gilmore had been in failing health for years after work injuries (one of…

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In Hawaii, Rat Lungworm Disease Infects People but Eludes Researchers

A tropical parasite transmitted through rats and snails has caught the attention of health officials in Hawaii. But few scientists have studied the infection once it makes its way into humans, and researchers can’t say for certain whether the disease is becoming more widespread. The parasite, Angiostrongylus cantonensis, typically resides in a rat’s pulmonary arteries…

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Put Some Greens on It

“Put an egg on it” is still riding its culinary moment: A fried or poached egg draped on top of a dish is a reliable shortcut to making it richer, more filling and more mouthwatering on Instagram (that eye-catching and borderline rude runny yolk). But have you ever put a salad on it? This is…

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I’m 30 Years Old And I Want to Dress Like a Baby at Her Own Christening

Courtesy Macy ruffled taffeta midi dress Cecilie Bahnsen matchesfashion.com $807.00 I recently turned 30 years old. While I don’t consider it a milestone of modern adulthood, I did start questioning what I should and shouldn’t be doing with my life. Sure, anyone can do whatever they want, but why am I out past 3AM on…

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The Dress Code at Goop May Not Surprise You

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — “I’m buying that shirt,” the publicist said to her boss. It was an everyday office compliment, except the boss in question was Gwyneth Paltrow (“G.P.,” as she’s known at the office), the founder and lifestyle guru behind Goop, which sells crystals, cashmere and much more. “What tends to happen is I’ll…

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