New Scissors Reporting for Kitchen Duty

Joyce Chen kitchen shears have been my do-it-all utensil for decades. But now, Material, a direct-to-consumer kitchenware company, has come up with an improvement. These new shears with cushioned handles are similar in shape to mine but sturdier, with 3-inch-long stainless-steel blades. One of the blades has microscopic serrations, and the silicone handle cushions can…

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Suicides by K-Pop Stars Prompt Soul-Searching in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — When the K-pop star Sulli ended her own life last month, her fellow K-pop singer Goo Hara was heartbroken, bidding a farewell to her best friend in a live-streaming video. With tears running down her cheeks, Ms. Goo expressed hope that Sulli would live “as she pleases” in heaven. “I will…

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Learn to Make Vegan Sushi

For years, the New York company Beyond Sushi has been selling and serving dazzling vegan sushi, and now there’s a book on the subject. “Sushi Modoki: The Japanese Art and Craft of Vegan Sushi” by Iina, a Japanese chef working in Tokyo. Modoki means “to mimic” in Japanese, the book explains, and that’s precisely what…

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‘Make’ the Biscuits From the Grey in Savannah

Occupying a repurposed Greyhound bus terminal, the Grey in Savannah, Ga., is a highly regarded restaurant with New York roots. Its owners, John O. Morisano, and Mashama Bailey, the executive chef and partner, are both from the city, though Ms. Bailey’s family originally came from Georgia. Now, the ethereal biscuits for which she is known…

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A ‘Rare Case Where Racial Biases’ Protected African-Americans

When the opioid crisis began to escalate some 20 years ago, many African-Americans had a layer of protection against it. But that protection didn’t come from the effectiveness of the American medical system. Instead, researchers believe, it came from racial stereotypes embedded within that system. As unlikely as it may seem, these negative stereotypes appear…

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How Six Different Cooks Set Striking Thanksgiving Tables

Peter Shire, Los Angeles Color, form and playful provocation are Peter Shire’s visual language — even at the Thanksgiving table. The painter, sculptor, ceramist and furniture designer was one of the founding members of the Memphis design group, and his work is in museums around the world. Every year, he hosts 30 people in his…

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Le Fooding Announces List of Best Bistros in Four Cities

Le Fooding, a French organization founded 20 years ago to provide a counterpoint to traditional restaurant guides, has joined the jam-packed restaurant awards circuit, announcing on Monday its list of best bistros in New York, Paris, London and Mexico City. Formally called Priceless Cities Best New Bistros and in partnership with Mastercard, the awards are…

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Sticking to My Own Premises

Amid mounting excitement about the kids flying in for a visit, I look around the apartment with trepidation. Why am I so nervous about their imminent arrival? It has been months since our last get-together and they can replace ceiling light bulbs too risky for me or my older husband to reach. Of course, I…

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Scientists Created Fake Rhino Horn. But Should We Use It?

In Africa, 892 rhinos were poached for their horns in 2018, down from a high of 1,349 killed in 2015. The decline in deaths is encouraging, but conservationists agree that poaching still poses a dire threat to Africa’s rhino population, which hovers around 24,500 animals. Now, in the hopes of driving down the value of…

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Get Ready!

Good morning. How you doing? House all clean and everything tucked away, ready for the coming prep sessions, the cooking, the mighty feast? Or are you traveling this week as so many Americans do, striking out across the country to see family back on the farm, in the city, down the shore, deep in the…

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