The Chefs Growing Vegetables for Paris’s Best Restaurants

At around 8 a.m. on a recent Tuesday morning, the Australian chefs James Henry, 36, and Shaun Kelly, 35, fired up a mud-splattered Renault van and set off from the French village of Saint-Vrain, where they live, to Paris, 30 miles north. Once a week, for the past six months, the pair has crawled through…

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Wash Your Hands in the Kitchen and the Bathroom

While it’s important to wash your hands carefully after handling raw chicken, it may be even more important to wash them after going to the bathroom. The most dangerous antibiotic-resistant strains of E. coli, called ESBLs, are transmitted not through food, according to new research, but through contact of human feces with human mouths. British…

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What is Time? Everything to Know About the Met Gala 2020 Theme

2020 marks the beginning of a new decade and thus, existential dread about where time goes and what it even is? Next year’s Met Gala plans to capitalize on that feeling—and explore it through couture fashion—with its theme: «About Time: Fashion and Duration.» The New York Times spoke to Andrew Bolton, curator in charge of…

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A Soup That Needs No Accompaniment at Just Pho

On every table at Just Pho stands a jar of dam toi, white vinegar steeped with whole garlic cloves, drifts of chopped garlic and bright, ragged stubs of red chile. Stir it, and the chile seeds swirl. It’s half-punch, half-sting, and one of the only anointments permitted with the style of pho served here, whose…

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Jennifer Lee, Queen of the ‘Frozen’ Franchise

BURBANK, Calif. — For decades, Disney hypnotized us into thinking that someday our prince would come. We would get a wake-up kiss, don the glass slipper, let down our locks so he could clamber up the tower and rescue us. True love would break the spell, chase away the bad spirits. Sometimes, the wait seemed…

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Champagne-Style Sparklers, Made in America

I’ll drink sparkling wine almost anytime, wherever it comes from, however it’s served. I’m an anomaly. The vast proportion of sparkling wine is consumed in the last quarter of the year, primarily at holiday parties and New Year’s celebrations. Often, that wine is Champagne. Sometimes it’s a wine inspired by Champagne, made by the same…

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Malbecs From Argentina Fight the Stereotypes

Many cuisines brought by immigrants to the United States have long been pigeonholed as cheap and plentiful, part of a high-volume, low-margin business. Efforts to serve more intricate dishes using better ingredients in more elegant surroundings face steep obstacles. The increased expense requires higher menu prices. Consumers often balk, and ambitious Chinese chefs, for instance,…

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Prada and Adidas Are Fashion’s Newest Power Couple

If any brand knows its way around collaboration, its Adidas. But its latest team-up isn’t with your favorite rapper (the brand has partnered with Kanye) or the hottest star athlete (David Beckham, James Harden). This time Adidas is dipping its three-striped insole into the luxury pool for a special collaboration with Prada. «#Pradaforadidas @adidas @adidasoriginals.…

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You Have to Hear This: The Human Beatbox Champion

In the early 1980s, beatboxers backed up rappers when drum machines were unaffordable. Today, the art form remains largely underground and misunderstood. Some people dismiss it as a gimmick. Kaila Mullady wants to change all that. “We are shaking a venue with sub-bass just like any huge D.J.,” she said of beatboxing. “But it’s coming…

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