Preorder a French Galette des Rois

In many countries the observance of Christmas stretches into January, culminating on Epiphany, Jan. 6, when Jesus Christ was said to have been revealed to the world through the agency of the Magi, the three kings. In France, the day has been commemorated for centuries with a delicious puff pastry cake filled with frangipane in…

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A Jammy Condiment With Smoky Heat

A long and circuitous route has finally brought Gran Luchito’s chipotle paste to the United States. Though it’s made in Mexico City, it has been sold first in England, then in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia for the past nine years, and only arrived stateside this fall. The dense, jammy condiment packs smoky…

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The What and Why of Orange Wines

We don’t ordinarily get too deeply into the details of making wine, but we will with our next subject, orange wines, also known as amber wines or skin-contact whites. The phrase “orange wine” was unknown 20 years ago, but the style and the techniques for producing the wines stretch back thousands of years. Essentially, orange…

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