At Amácita, Tex-Mex Deftly Adapts to Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Tex-Mex, maligned by outsiders, skeptics and snobs for decades, is often mislabeled as a counterfeit branch of Mexican cuisine, or dismissed as the regrettable fuel of American sports bars. If you’ve been duped and accepted this as the truth — if you have, in other words, rebuffed the vast regional cuisine of…

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Cooking School Offers Holiday Class

For a head start on a real New England Thanksgiving, watch two chefs prepare a five-course holiday dinner at the De Gustibus Cooking School at Macy’s. Clark Frasier and Mark Gaier, who worked together at Jeremiah Tower’s Stars in San Francisco and have gone on to open M.C. Perkins Cove in Ogunquit, Maine, will make…

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The Art of the Chinese Banquet

Anyone who has participated in a Peking duck banquet knows that such multicourse, celebratory dinners are a big deal in China, and have been for centuries. A new exhibit at the Princeton University Art Museum shows feasting from the 10th to the 14th centuries — during the Liao, Song and Yuan dynasties — through banqueting…

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Medical News Today: Can pregnancy occur after a vasectomy?

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Nicolas Ghesquière, Poster Boy for Fashion-Against-Trump

Nicolas Ghesquière, the artistic director of Louis Vuitton women’s wear and one of the designer jewels in the LVMH crown, has spoken out — or posted anyway — to dissociate himself with his company’s new association with President Trump. A brief recap: Last Thursday afternoon, Mr. Trump cut the ribbon on a spanking-new Louis Vuitton…

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Meatballs Like You Haven’t Seen Them

When it comes to food, I will forever favor crispy over saucy, because saucy is the enemy of crispy, and crispy is the best and most pleasant thing about food. For example, I can’t stand when people squeeze lemon over my fried calamari or schnitzel, and think eggplant Parm is a waste of a crunchy…

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Carl Safina Is Certain Your Dog Loves You

Carl Safina, 64, an ecologist at Stony Brook University on Long Island and a “MacArthur genius” grant winner, has written nine books about the human connection to the animal world. Coming next spring is “Becoming Wild,” on the culture of animals, and a young adult version of “Beyond Words,” on the capabilities of dogs and…

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Louis Vuitton’s Nicolas Ghesquière Thinks Donald Trump Is «A Joke»

Jamie McCarthyGetty Images Nicolas Ghesquière, artistic director of womenswear at Louis Vuitton, isn’t here for Donald Trump’s ties to the LVMH empire. Over the weekend, Ghesquière made clear his displeasure with Trump’s appearance at the new Louis Vuitton factory, calling Trump «a joke» in a post on his personal Instagram account. «Standing against any political…

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What Causes a Mysterious Paralysis in Children? Researchers Find Viral Clues

About 10 days after what seemed like a garden-variety cold, Luca Waugh, a healthy 4-year-old, developed troubling symptoms. Suddenly, his neck became so weak that he fell backward. Then his right arm couldn’t move. Within days, recalled his mother, Dr. Riley Bove, he developed “head-to-toe paralysis, where he could kind of move his eyes a…

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The Greatest Fish Recipe

Good morning. The autumn migration continues along the East Coast, with striped bass and false albacore oozing south to the Carolinas, feasting on bait. Here are Bluefin tuna in close to shore, whales, gannets divebombing in formation. It’s wild. They’re harvesting Canada geese in western Nassau County, a bag limit of eight a day. Some…

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