Llama San Is Not a Typical Postcard From Peru

Erik Ramirez isn’t playing with the usual set of flavors at his new restaurant, Llama San. He isn’t putting them together in the usual ways, either. The starting point of his menu is Nikkei cuisine, the hybrid style forged by Japanese cooks living in Peru, but Mr. Ramirez hasn’t let himself get tied down by…

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Late evening eating may compromise women’s heart health

New research finds that eating more calories in the evening is associated with poorer cardiovascular health in women. Share on PinterestEating more of the day’s calories after 6 p.m. is linked with poorer heart health in a new study. Evidence is accumulating that meal times can impact cardiometabolic health. One recent study, for example, showed…

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Taking It All In: Hasan Minhaj’s Week

In “Patriot Act,” his topical comedy series on Netflix, Hasan Minhaj is ambitious. “The types of stories that I gravitate to are big international stories, big cultural stories or big domestic issues,” he said. “That’s the gamut for me.” But in his personal life, intimacy rules: the cozy evenings spent cooking in his Hell’s Kitchen…

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Gulf Oysters Are Dying, Putting a Southern Tradition at Risk

NEW ORLEANS — For decades, customers who visited the P & J Oyster Company’s headquarters in the French Quarter on the day before Thanksgiving were greeted by a sampling of what the holiday would bring: baked oysters, oyster dressing, oyster soup, oysters Rockefeller. “There are so many things you can make with our oysters,” said…

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For the Teen Who No Longer Wants a Period…

My very active 12.5-year-old daughter hates getting her period, which she began having two years ago. When can young women begin to use hormonal birth control methods that reduce the number of periods they have each year? Are there reasons young women should wait until they are older? — Jessica Jimenez, Texas [Have a question…

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Prabal Gurung’s New Book Is a Crash Course in Style

The Activism «The world has changed so much, politically, since I started working in fashion. It’s not a time to be passive or silent… People said I shouldn’t be talking about politics as a fashion designer, but I didn’t believe that. If the biggest weapon we have is our own individual voice, we’ve got to…

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On an Art Scavenger Hunt in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea

The 52 Places Traveler The 52 Places Traveler visits the Setouchi Islands, where a triennial art extravaganza is injecting creative energy into the fading fishing villages. Nov. 12, 2019 Video Produced by Meg Felling and Sebastian Modak It was gray and rainy when two new friends and I walked into a coffee shop on the…

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What the Best-Dressed Doors Are Wearing

Giving tired cabinets an upgrade with new hardware is one of the oldest tricks known to decorators — and for good reason. It’s a surprisingly easy way to transform a kitchen or bathroom. The same strategy works just as well on a larger scale, with doors. New hardware can go a long way toward making…

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Who’s in the Kitchen: A Quartet of Culinary Narratives

AMERICAN CUISINEAnd How It Got This WayBy Paul Freedman451 pp. Liveright. $39.95. ImageCredit… Contrary to what sniffy foreign gourmets may believe, the United States does have its own cuisine, Freedman argues in this sprawling history. But it’s defined less by ingredients and recipes than by regionalism, modernity and variety. Relying on sources that range from…

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When Your Tween Wants to Conform to the VSCO Girl Trend

“Can I use my saved allowance to buy a Pura Vida bracelet?” my 12-year-old daughter asked this past August. I didn’t think twice about saying yes. It was $12. But then I learned that these colorful bracelets — made by artisans in Costa Rica — are part of the larger “VSCO girl” trend, an “effortless,…

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