A Food Conference Heads to Pittsburgh

This year, the annual food conference held by International Association of Culinary Professionals (I.A.C.P.) will be held March 27 to 29 in Pittsburgh. There will be dozens of talks, panel discussions and interviews, with personalities like Padma Lakshmi, Rocco DiSpirito, Michel Nischan and Dorie Greenspan. Beth Kracklauer, the food editor of The Wall Street Journal,…

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More Chip in Levain’s Cookie

The gooey, hulking 6-ounce chocolate chip walnut cookie for which Levain Bakery is justifiably famous is about to get some competition, of the bakery’s own making. For its new NoHo location, opening Wednesday, Levain is introducing an equally hefty double chocolate chip cookie without nuts, a knife-and-fork confection worth eating à la mode. It is…

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A New Addition to the Cleaning Cohort

So you check food labels and avoid products with long lists of unpronounceable components. What about cleaning products? For Veles, a new spray-on surface cleaner, Amanda Weeks — an entrepreneur from Staten Island, with a background in marketing — turned back the clock to the 19th-century pantry, when vinegar and baking soda were the Fantastik…

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A Brand That Keeps Trying for Cool

The Instagram posts began surfacing on a Thursday in November. The actress Lupita Nyong’o wore a knitted red and black midi-dress with a high neck and cap sleeves. Sarah Jessica Parker wore a full-length dress in black silk, with a plunging keyhole neckline and billowing sleeves slit down the sides. Both dresses came from the…

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