New Scissors Reporting for Kitchen Duty

Joyce Chen kitchen shears have been my do-it-all utensil for decades. But now, Material, a direct-to-consumer kitchenware company, has come up with an improvement. These new shears with cushioned handles are similar in shape to mine but sturdier, with 3-inch-long stainless-steel blades. One of the blades has microscopic serrations, and the silicone handle cushions can…

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Learn to Make Vegan Sushi

For years, the New York company Beyond Sushi has been selling and serving dazzling vegan sushi, and now there’s a book on the subject. “Sushi Modoki: The Japanese Art and Craft of Vegan Sushi” by Iina, a Japanese chef working in Tokyo. Modoki means “to mimic” in Japanese, the book explains, and that’s precisely what…

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