It’s No Crime to Drink Wine by Yourself

In short order, the world has changed, and so has the thinking about public gatherings. Parties have been postponed. Restaurants have closed, and we have had to reconsider such commonplace activities as gathering with our friends. Under orders to socially distance ourselves, isolate and even self-quarantine, communal activities cannot be taken for granted. And what’s…

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Sausages, Now With Less Meat

After leaving Ovenly, the bakery she helped to found, Erin Patinkin teamed up with Cara Nicoletti, a butcher, and Ariel Hauptman, who was at Greyston Bakery, to create Seemore Meats & Veggies, a food company with a line of vegetable-forward sausages as its first product. These are not 100 percent plant-based meat substitutes; vegetables like…

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Mustards From the North

Brassica Mustard — a homegrown Calgary, Alberta, company that started as a way to give mustards to friends and family — began selling the condiment commercially in 2001. Now, for the first time, its excellent whole-grain mustards have become available in the United States. In addition to plain mustard, there are flavors that lend interesting…

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Arthur Avenue Jars a Red Sauce

Arthur Avenue, the Little Italy of the Bronx, has created a line of food products to help promote and sustain the venerable neighborhood, also called Belmont. Among the products the local business improvement district has introduced are pasta sauces made by Summer Garden Food, using simple, honest ingredients. Especially notable is the cherry tomato marinara.…

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