The Magic of the Food Gift Swap

Opening a package of homemade food mailed by a stranger and eating the contents seems like the last thing anyone would want to do at a time when distrust and fear seem woven into our national psyche. But that’s just what Liz Larkin, 52, who runs a home-baking business in Pound Ridge, N.Y., intends to…

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Festive Cookies That Won’t Leave You Frazzled

In a former life as a pastry chef, I baked many elaborate things on a daily basis: hand-pulled Austrian strudel dough, sheet cakes seven-layers tall to be cut into painfully precise 1-inch squares and, of course, cookies. While cookies in and of themselves weren’t the most challenging thing I made on a daily basis, it…

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20 Fail-Safe Gifts for Guys Who Need the Basics

Stumped by what to get the dudes in your life this holiday season? Allow us to help you. We’re sticking to easy classics, practical homeware goods he should probably own, and reliable staples like underwear, because you know why. Here, ELLE’s roundup of the best guy gifts of the season.

The Best Baking Cookbooks of 2018

A good cookbook is one in which a handful of recipes excite you. You dog-ear a few pages and slide the book onto your shelf. Maybe you’ll return to it later, and maybe you won’t. (You probably won’t.) A great cookbook, on the other hand, practically shimmers with possibilities. You begin to dog-ear the pages,…

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Medical News Today: How to recognize the symptoms of diabetes

Type 1 and type 2 diabetes limit the body’s ability to control the amount of glucose, or sugar, in the blood. Both types of diabetes present similar symptoms, so knowing the signs of each can help a person seek immediate and appropriate care. The two primary types of diabetes are called type 1 and type…

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Off the Menu: TabeTomo, Serving Tsukemen Ramen, Opens in the East Village

Headliner TabeTomo People line up for ramen all the time. But in Los Angeles and Hawaii, they’ll evidently wait hours for tsukemen, a style of ramen invented in Tokyo that involves serving the noodles and broth in separate bowls so you can dip one into the other. It’s not new in New York; Masaharu Morimoto’s…

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All the Pretty Horses! A Carousel at Art Basel

With much public attention gobbled up by politically sensational works at last year’s Whitney Biennial, the art of Raúl de Nieves felt like a calming counterweight. His uplifting, beautiful panorama of 18 stained-glass-like works covering a wall of windows was an aesthetic argument for violins over violence. But on Tuesday at the Faena Hotel in…

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Meet the Cookiers, Home Bakers With a Bond Stronger Than Royal Icing

HOLLADAY, Utah — Ten years ago, Georganne Bell was a lonely Army wife stationed in South Korea with two small children and an oven so small she couldn’t fit a 9-by-11-inch cake pan into it. Baking cakes had always been her creative outlet, but without a decent oven all she could make were cookies. They…

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