Front Burner: At 12, She’s Written Her First Cookbook

From the mouths of preteens? This cookbook for the younger set was written by a 12-year-old, who certainly knows her way around the kitchen and is armed with intelligent vocabulary (a grilled cheese is “quintessential”). The bright photos are the work of her older sister, 17. The recipes, all basic, are not meant to be…

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Front Burner: A Knife Made for You

Tomer Botner, an industrial designer, started making Florentine kitchen knives in his apartment in Tel Aviv, in the Florentin neighborhood. He kept the name of the company after relocating to Barcelona with his wife, Noam Blumenthal, and his stunning knives are now available online. Each knife he sells is custom-made from a choice of blades…

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Front Burner: The Forager Steeps a Tea

The bold capital letters on the tea label say “weed,” but it’s not the smokable kind. Tama Matsuoka Wong — the forager par excellence, who works with Restaurant Daniel and has written a book about foraging — has introduced bottled sumac tea, her first product in the I Am a Weed line from Tama’s Wild…

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Front Burner: The Staff Sings at the Four Seasons

The plush blue lounge upstairs at the Four Seasons restaurant has started holding cabaret performances on occasional Friday evenings. What is uncommon about the programs is that many of the performers are current or former kitchen and dining room employees of the restaurant. In April, Rafa Campos Salles, a former reservationist, performed Poulenc and a…

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Beard Awards Go to Kwame Onwuachi and Ashley Christensen

Kwame Onwuachi of Kith and Kin, a hotel restaurant in Washington, D.C., was named Rising Star Chef on Monday at the James Beard Foundation’s annual awards ceremony in Chicago. Mr. Onwuachi’s recent memoir, “Notes From a Young Black Chef,” details his childhood in the Bronx and Nigeria, as well as the closing of his highly…

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Star Hat Designer Stephen Jones on His Campy Creations for the Met Gala

At this year’s Camp-themed Met Gala, really anything goes. For Michael Kors, that meant topping every single look with a Stephen Jones hat. “When we heard the theme, we knew we would want to incorporate some fabulous hats and headdresses to give the looks that wink of exaggeration and glamour,» Kors told ELLE. «The intricacies…

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Jourdan Dunn Turned Into a Rose for the Met Gala

A rose is a rose is a rose — and sometimes it is also Jourdan Dunn. Ms. Dunn, a model, arrived at the Met Gala in a 30-pound dress made of large plastic petals, designed by Zac Posen and General Electric Additive and built by Protolabs. Each petal weighs about a pound and appears, on…

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Everyone Dressed in Pink at the 2019 Met Gala

The 2019 Oscars first saw the rise of pink. Now, two months later, the Met Gala has also made the color the unofficial theme of the night, with celebrities arriving on the millennial pink carpet for «Camp: Notes on Fashion.» From pantsuits to pleats and ruffles to ruching, here are the pinkest, campiest dresses from…

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Give Lady Gaga Another Oscar for Her Met Gala Entrance

Neilson BarnardGetty Images Lady Gaga’s entrance into the 2019 Met Gala was an extended high-fashion burleque performance in which she dramatically disrobed to reveal four different lewks in under a minute and that noise you heard is the ghost of Susan Sontag screaming «YAAAAAAAS GAGA!» John ShearerGetty Images First look: Did someone say «camp»? I…

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