Spicy Oils From Chongqing

It was on a trip back to his hometown, Chongqing, in Southwest China, that Yao Zhao first tasted green Sichuan pepper oil. His mother used it to enliven her cucumber salad. He was hooked, brought some back to Washington, D.C., where he lives, and used it in dishes he served to friends, to an enthusiastic…

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A Cake to Say You Love and Care

Noglu, a gluten-free cafe and bakery, imported to the Upper East Side from Paris several years ago, is offering a sentimental vanilla layer cake for Valentine’s Day, for pickup or delivery in Manhattan. It comes inscribed with the message “Je t’aime” and serves two. Valentine’s Day layer cake, $55, Noglu, 1266 Madison Avenue (between 90th…

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Vietnamese Iced Coffee, Ready to Drink

Vietnamese coffee, enriched with sweetened condensed milk, is a satisfying refresher and pick-me-up. Typically it requires brewing at home, but now it’s available in bottles, as a cold brew to drink as is. In addition to the classic version, called Good Morning Saigon, Omni Bev Vietnamese Cold Brew Coffee sells a version using coconut milk…

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