Front Burner: Meet Brut I.P.A.

It’s taken a little over a year for Brut I.P.A., a new style of India Pale Ale, to sweep through the craft-brewing community. The name is a reference to brut, a dry Champagne. By all accounts, it was created by Kim Sturdavant, the brewmaster of Social Kitchen and Brewery in San Francisco, who used amyloglucosidase,…

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Front Burner: Vegan Cookies Delivered

Here’s a plump, rich chocolate chip cookie with a difference: Tahini replaces the eggs, and extra-virgin olive oil stands in for butter. The result is an irresistible vegan confection. It’s made and sold at Seven Grams Caffe coffee shops and bakeries and online. Chocolate Chip Cookies, $4 in the cafes, 275 Seventh Avenue (26th Street),…

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Front Burner: Find the Right Tool for the Wheel

Boska Holland, a Dutch company founded in 1896, specializes in utensils for cheese. More recently, it added tools for chocolate. Its products are widely available, but Boska has also opened its NoMad showroom to retail customers. There, you’ll find a knife for every cheese and special chocolate gadgets. Their new porcelain double-walled chocolate fondue pot…

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What is fibrocystic breast disease?

Fibrocystic breast disease is a name for healthy breast tissue that feels lumpy and may be painful at times. It is not a true disease and is not harmful. The medical community sometimes refers to the condition as fibrocystic changes. Fibrocystic breast disease is very common. Some experts estimate that about 50 percent of women…

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Stewing Black-Eyed Peas for New Year’s Luck

About 10 years ago, the chef Mashama Bailey asked her maternal grandmother, Geneva West, of Forsyth, Ga., to serve black-eyed peas with ham hocks and collard greens on New Year’s Eve. Ms. Bailey was returning to New York City, where she lived, and wanted to have that symbolic meal before she left that day. A…

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I’m Going Rogue With My Wardrobe Until 2019

Every morning, I wake up and want to scream like a baby. «I’M TIRED,» I would screech, in this fantasy life. Unfortunately, I am a grownup, not a baby, and I cannot do that. With just under two weeks left in the year, I’m feeling the cumulative effects of 2018’s exhausting creep, the 4:30 P.M.…

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The New Old Age: This Type of Illiteracy Could Hurt You

Image CreditCraig Frazier Every time her parents pick up a new prescription at a Walgreens in Houston, they follow Duyen Pham-Madden’s standing instructions: Use the iPad she bought for them, log onto FaceTime, hold up the pill bottles for her examination. Her mother, 79, and father, 77, need numerous medications, but have trouble grasping when…

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Five Weeknight Dishes: Flexible and Fabulous

Hi and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes — though I think we should reframe, just this once, because starting Monday we’ll no longer be on Standard Weeknight Time. Even now, it feels like Christmas week, as I’m constantly searching for Scotch tape and scissors. So let’s rechristen this one Five Dishes, period, flexible dinners that…

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