Unvaccinated Student in Kentucky Sues After Being Barred From Playing Basketball

A student at a Catholic school in Kentucky has sued the Northern Kentucky Health Department, claiming it violated his First Amendment rights by barring him from playing basketball because he refused to be vaccinated against chickenpox. The lawsuit, filed last week in Boone County Circuit Court on behalf of the student, Jerome Kunkel, an 18-year-old…

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Front Burner: Savory, Sweet and Everything In-Between

An amusing, yet serious alphabetical rundown of Jewish foods — with explanations written by food personalities and writers like Ruth Reichl, Jill Kargman and Tom Colicchio — covers the expected (bagels, chopped liver) and less so (Chinese food). Most entries come with recipes, and some with dissenting opinions. There’s Eric Ripert on gefilte fish, Gail…

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Front Burner: This Naples Pizza Comes to You

There’s no shortage of pizza in supermarket freezers nationwide; now, pizzas made in Naples are being flash-frozen and shipped to American homes. Talia di Napoli offers an assortment of 11-inch pizzas, made from high-quality ingredients without preservatives. The pizza takes just 10 minutes to heat in a 400-degree oven for commendable results. Choose from margherita,…

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Front Burner: Table Etiquette Up for Discussion

Identifying your bread plate and the proper fork, as well as tipping and eating tricky foods like soup, are some of the topics that Patricia Napier-Fitzpatrick, the founder of the Etiquette School of New York, will cover in a talk and demonstration at the 92nd Street Y. The session includes a three-course meal. “Table Manners:…

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Front Burner: Steelhead Trout From the Hudson Valley

If you’re dining on the West Coast, steelhead is likely to be familiar. Not so much in the East until very recently, when farm-raised steelhead started showing up. The delicious salmonlike fish is native to the waters off California, Oregon and Washington. It’s essentially a robust rainbow trout that has spawned in fresh water rivers…

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Front Burner: Can You Improve Upon Ranch?

Ranch dressing with black truffles, an exercise in low-to-high, is a new product to ponder. It’s made by a company that imports black truffles from France and sells them to restaurants. The creamy ivory dressing is dotted with bits of the truffles and nicely delivers their haunting aroma and flavor. You could use it on…

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Front Burner: Soda for a Paloma or Stand-Alone Refreshment

The knife-edge zing of pink grapefruit, mellowed with a touch of sweetness, is what comes through in this new soft drink and mixer by East Imperial of New Zealand. The company partnered with Jim Meehan, the bar expert, to help create it. The soda will elevate your Paloma, and it also begs for white rum…

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15 On-Sale Pieces That Will Help You Deal With Tricky Spring Weather

I hate to break it to you guys, but we’re officially entering into that time of year where you’ll be asking yourself the same question every morning: «Should I wear a jacket?» Yes, winter dressing might be brutal, but getting dressed for Spring is so much worse (there I said it), because the weather is…

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Daily Low-Dose Aspirin No Longer Recommended by Doctors, if You’re Healthy

For years, low-dose aspirin has been described as a panacea to ward off heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular disease. New guidelines, though, suggest that aspirin should not be prescribed to most adults who are in good cardiovascular health and that the risk of internal bleeding often outweighs the benefit. The American College of Cardiology…

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