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Guarding the Sanctity of Italian Food, One Meal at a Time

Berardo Paradiso chewed slowly, his fork halfway to his mouth. “Basil and pepper, they are a very good boyfriend and girlfriend,” he said, gazing at the two sauces around the fillet of red snapper with potatoes and string beans. “Naturally, the potato is very much the witness of the wedding.” But something wasn’t right. “It’s…

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In Love With ‘Wonderful Things’

LONDON — Few individuals can get the great and the good of the fashion world to put aside the gossip, rivalries and angst of runway show season. But on Tuesday night, many will dress up and mount the steps of the Victoria & Albert Museum to celebrate Tim Walker, responsible for some of the most…

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But Does It Tell You When a Melon Is Ripe?

“The Melon” is Amy Goldman’s fifth book, and as with her other titles, it’s a visual stunner and a revelation. It represents nine years of cultivating, studying, tasting and having Victor Schrager on hand to photograph 125 kinds of melons at her farm in Rhinebeck in the Hudson Valley. Who knew there was a Khandalak…

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The Ingredients Yotam Ottolenghi Uses Most

LONDON — There are a few ingredients that I now keep safely up my sleeve and add to my food only as an absolute last resort. I do this because I know that if I were left to my own devices, I would probably use them in every single meal. I guess there isn’t anything terribly…

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Desserts for the Jewish New Year

Breads Bakery has made it easy to go beyond apple cake and honey cake for Rosh Hashana this year. A delectable Russian-inspired pastry called medovik has layers of buckwheat-honey pastry alternating with a sour cream and mascarpone filling. A beautiful macindvash has a shiny green apple exterior enclosing apple mousse, Calvados and caramelized apple, all…

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The Best (and Weirdest) Looks from London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week has a reputation for being a little weird, a little wild, and a lot posh. Literally: Victoria Beckham celebrated her tenth anniversary as a designer with a collection of chic ’70s tailoring and flowing dresses, far from her little Gucci dress heyday. Click through to see ELLE.com’s favorite looks from her Spring…

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‘Oh-Oh, Ay-Ay!’ Riding to an Italian Rhythm on the Transumanza

“Expect four days of sacrifices,” Carmelina Colantuono told me a week before I left New Jersey to travel with her family and their 300 podolica cows from Puglia, where the cattle pass the colder months, to their home in the Molise region of Italy. I was joining an eager band of cowboys, herders and pilgrims,…

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