Front Burner: Butter for Your Compound

Flavored butters present no real challenge for a home cook to make. But having several on hand is a convenience that Josh Green, who studied at the Institute of Culinary Education, understands. His company, Brooklyn Buttery, is the result. He uses butter from small farms upstate and in Vermont and seasons them with Sriracha, maple,…

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Front Burner: Four Days of Rhône

The sommelier Daniel Johnnes — who for many years has run La Paulée, a multifaceted event covering Burgundy wines with tastings, seminars and meals — is doing much the same for Rhône wines with La Tablée. The event, from Jan. 30 to Feb. 2, includes a three-hour walk-around tasting (open to the public for $150)…

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Explorer: A Family Ski Adventure in the Himalayas

Last winter, as I was riding in a car with my family through the Kashmir Valley, the driver’s phone rang. He listened carefully before frowning. “What’s going on?” I asked. “Man killed in avalanche.” “Who?” “A Russian, skier, went by helicopter.” “Where?” I asked. “Where else?’’ The driver shrugged. “Gulmarg.” Gulmarg. That’s exactly where I…

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Craft Beer Looks Beyond ‘Young White Dudes With Beards’

Thousands of craft beer brewers across the country have a problem: Sales are slowing, tastes are changing and stiff competition is coming from new directions. Wine and spirits have cut into market share. Cannabis deregulation looms. Despite a dozen years of growth in the industry, some people in the business are wondering aloud if the…

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Global Health: A Silver Bullet Against the Brain-Eating Amoeba?

The brain-eating monsters are real enough — they lurk in freshwater ponds in much of the United States. Now scientists may have discovered a new way to kill them. Minuscule silver particles coated with anti-seizure drugs one day may be adapted to halt Naegleria fowleri, an exceptionally lethal microbe that invades through the sinuses and…

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Shopping Guide: Shopping for Rocking Chairs

With its promise of gentle movement and relaxation, a well-designed rocking chair can be a source of comfort in trying times. “Rocking chairs have always offered a way to be soothed,” said Susan Ferrier, an interior designer based in Atlanta. “They function almost as stress relief.” Because of their laid-back appeal, rocking chairs usually work…

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Milan’s Titans — Zegna, Versace, Prada — Do Men’s Wear Battle

MILAN — Like Dynamation characters from a Ray Harryhausen movie, where the stop-motion models of clashing titans abruptly join forces to save the world, the behemoths of Italian fashion put on a show of might over the weekend, as if to prove that Milan’s struggling industry can still be saved. Three of the largest names…

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As the Men’s Wear Brigade Descends on Paris, the Show Roster Grows

Image Jonathan AndersonCreditStuart Wilson/BFC, via Getty Images for The British Fashion Council When men’s fashion week begins Tuesday in Paris, the industry professionals who make the twice-yearly rounds of London, Florence and Milan will encounter something out of the ordinary: an official calendar rich with new entrants. The schedule has been growing, not contracting, like…

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An Egg, Just a Regular Egg, Is Instagram’s Most-Liked Post Ever

Please don’t expect any of the following to make sense. But on Sunday night, a photo of an egg, orange and lightly freckled, beat out Kylie Jenner’s birth announcement as the most-liked Instagram post ever. Is the egg encrusted in diamonds? Does the egg have a popular YouTube channel you’ve never heard of? Is a…

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