Off the Menu: Gabriel Kreuther Takes Over Grand Salon’s Kitchen

Headliner Grand Salon When it opened nearly four years ago, the Baccarat Hotel had a formal ground-floor restaurant, Chevalier. That room closed, but the hotel continued to serve food in its spacious silver-toned lounge, bedecked with opulent crystal chandeliers. Now, Grand Salon, and the adjacent Petit Salon, as the lounge areas are called, have more…

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A Jewish Bakery Adopts the Pork Roll, Egg and Cheese

It is a safe guess that the Eastern European Jews who brought the bialy from Bialystok to New York City, piecing back together the recipe for this plain but beguiling dimpled roll in their new world after fleeing their old one, did not do it so that one day it could be sliced open and…

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A Distant Husband Becomes Caretaker and Falls Madly in Love Again

Forty-one years into his marriage, George Shannon became better acquainted with a woman he once took for granted, and fell deeply in love with her. “Such beautiful blue eyes and a great sense of humor,” Mr. Shannon said. “I loved her more, I respected her more and I wanted to be with her more.” They…

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Cultural Studies: Why Do We Love Scammers So Much?

His name was John Meehan, but most people know him as “Dirty John.” A college classmate had given him the nickname, and it stuck. Mr. Meehan was a good-looking charmer who did nothing exceptional with his life but lie, cheat, steal, manipulate and attempt murder. Still, his story, and that of Debra Newell, one of…

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Lela Rose’s Fall Runway Show Was Also a Dog Show

Getty ImagesVictor VIRGILE Day six of New York Fashion Week goes to the dogs….the cutest most adorable pups who c-starred in Lela Rose’s fall 2019 runway show, that is. Lela Rose Lela Rose Lela Rose The designer staged a dog-show-meet-fashion-show to showcase her fall collection, calling it the Roseminster Dog Show. There were judges, categories…

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Adolescence: How to Help Teens Weather Their Emotional Storms

Trying to help a deeply upset teenager — perhaps one undone by a social slight or flipping out about an upcoming test — is among the most common and stressful challenges in all of parenting. Amid all that stress, it’s easy for well-meaning adults to make missteps. More often than not, we jump in with…

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Medical News Today: Researchers discover almost 2,000 new gut bacteria

According to numerous recent studies, human gut bacterial populations are capable of influencing various aspects of our physical and mental health. Despite this, many bacteria remain «unmapped» by scientists. A new study has now uncovered approximately 2,000 previously unknown gut bacteria. A new study has uncovered just under 2,000 new species of gut bacteria. Recent…

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For Christina Tosi, Building a Dessert Empire Is Not All Milk and Cookies

New-employee orientation at Milk Bar is a little like the first meeting of a support group devised by Tony Robbins and Willy Wonka. The 30 people sitting on folding chairs were in for a treat on this January morning in Williamsburg, Brooklyn: an appearance by Christina Tosi, who a decade ago conjured up the first…

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Crystal Meth Is North Korea’s Trendiest Lunar New Year’s Gift

HONG KONG — Like many across East Asia, North Koreans have been exchanging presents this month to celebrate the Lunar New Year. But rather than tea, sweets or clothing, some in this impoverished, isolated country are giving the gift of crystal meth. The gifting and use of methamphetamine, a powerful stimulant that has been blamed…

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