An Easter Egg From Beverly Hills

What would Easter be without fanciful chocolate eggs? These, from andSons, a chocolate shop with pedigree that opened last spring in Beverly Hills, Calif., appear simple, colorful and unadorned, but inside they’re a confectioner’s dreamscape. Layers of peanut nougat, pecan praline, chocolate marshmallow, yuzu ganache and vanilla caramel, among other components fill the various molded,…

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For Your Quarantine Pizza Cravings

It took a virus. For the first time in its more than 100-year history, the original Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is delivering its coal-oven pizzas with online ordering available. Pizzas can be also be picked up at the restaurant. Traditional, white and pesto pizzas are on the menu along with calzones, some antipasti like Caesar salad and…

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Tempting Pastas and Sauces From Sicily

Though the name Corleone may be best known from “The Godfather,” Corleone is also a town near Palermo, Sicily, that is the source of some ancient grains used to make pasta, heirloom tomatoes for sauce and thousand-year-old olive trees for oil for a company based there, Bona Furtuna. Its pastas are particularly flavorful without being…

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A Knife to Add Flash to Your Kitchen

It’s not your typical Swiss Army knife. Victorinox, the company that makes those gadget-laden implements, also has several lines of simpler kitchen cutlery. Its newest is a cross-cultural affair, made with a Japanese santoku-shaped seven-inch blade instead of a standard chef’s knife blade. It’s called Damast because the steel is forged according to the Damascus…

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