Japanese Rice Fresh From the Source

Do you care how fresh your rice is? The Rice Factory does. The company, with outlets in Singapore, Taiwan and Hawaii, has opened a trim shop in Scarsdale, N.Y. Their rices, nine kinds from various Japanese prefectures, are imported fresh and unpolished, and are kept in temperature-controlled conditions. They are polished at the store and…

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This Knife Cuts Vegetables and More

An 8-inch chef’s knife, a couple of paring knives and a bread knife have long been the basic wardrobe for everyday and special-occasion cooking. But several years ago I added a nakiri, the Japanese rectangular-blade knife designed for cutting vegetables. I have found many other uses for it. Nakiris have become widely available now, in…

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How to Be a Balmain Girl

Balmain’s DNA is distinctive. At its core lies designer Olivier Rousteing’s mission to dress women who “revel in pushing forward (while also pushing every single button along the way).” In fashion translation, that means wardrobe staples that typify the Balmain look: sharp-shoulder blazers, mini dresses, standout denim, statement outerwear, and—to top it all off—a handbag…

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The Emmy Red Carpet Photos

You can also get a note like this in newsletter form. Sign up for Wait — here. Below are all the pictures from last night’s red carpet at the Emmys. People (well, mostly women-people!) did a good job! The Emmys were thrilling in a couple of ways. There’s nothing more charming than to see Phoebe…

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Before Sex, the Straitjacket?

ImageGucci, spring 2020CreditValerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times MILAN — The Gucci show that closed Milan Fashion Week on Sunday afternoon came as something of a surprise, though not for the reasons anyone would have guessed. It was not, for example, surprising because Alessandro Michele, the creative director famed for his embrace of sequins…

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