Amazon’s Most-Loved Gift Section Is Here To Save Your Holiday Shopping This Year

When it comes to shopping during the holiday season, the world is your oyster. But with an ocean of gifts to explore, the hunt for the perfect present can feel a bit overwhelming. Amazon is thankfully narrowing it down. The online retailer just released its ” data-vars-ga-product-id=”bfedd98c-2d0d-4c79-ac94-c639ce242338″ data-vars-ga-product-price=”0.00″ data-vars-ga-product-sem3-brand=”” data-vars-ga-product-sem3-category data-vars-ga-product-sem3-id data-affiliate-network=”{"id":"91c93b81-faf3-4605-9c92-bf0c3d25e239","metadata":[],"network":{"id":"469ce69f-4798-416d-9432-eaa9954b4053","name":"Amazon","metadata":[]}}” data-affiliate=”true”>Amazon’s Customers’ Most-Loved…

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Last Call for the Beer Bar?

Dave Pollack and his wife, Alex, opened the Diamond in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, in 2007. Their quirky bar featured bathrooms decorated with cassette tapes, seating in a backyard ski gondola and good beer, drawing on Mr. Pollack’s experience working for a beer importer. At first, the diverse selection, from imported German kölsch to up-and-coming American I.P.A.s,…

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For Shakshuka or What Have You

With their ever-increasing line of products bearing the New York Shuk label, Ron and Leetal Arazi are putting the Middle East, with an emphasis on Jewish and Moroccan flavors, on the table. Their latest is a thick, all-purpose tomato-based condiment called matbucha, a homemade staple of North African origin that is ubiquitous in Israeli households.…

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Spooky Pasta and Ghastly Cookies

In the run-up to Halloween, the Brooklyn Kitchen, which just started giving cooking classes in the Essex Market on the Lower East Side, has scheduled hands-on lessons for savories and sweets for the holiday. Halloween pasta — black squid ink with a lemon-herb sauce and pumpkin gnocchi with a brown butter and sage sauce —…

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Where Citrus Is the Star

The colder months feature citrus. This year, Evan Obsatz, an owner of the Butterfield Markets on the Upper East Side, and his produce specialist, John Weintraub, have gathered offbeat varieties of the fruit in the Madison Avenue store. Yuzu, a green- or yellow-skinned fruit with a flavor that’s increasingly popular thanks to Japanese chefs but…

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