The Pantry Pasta You Need

[Sign up here to receive the Five Weeknight Dishes newsletter in your inbox every Friday.] Here are five dishes for the week: ImageCreditRyan Liebe for The New York Times. Food Stylist: Barrett Washburne. 1. Linguine With Clam Sauce My only goal here is to make sure you know how good pasta with clam sauce is…

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A Gucci Name Comes with Baggage

ImagePatricia Gucci with one of her new Aviteur bags. Imagine having one of the most famous last names in fashion. Then imagine not being able to use it when introducing your own business. That has been the situation facing Patricia Gucci — granddaughter of Gucci’s founder, Guccio Gucci, and the daughter of Aldo Gucci, the…

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How a Salon Host Spends Her Sundays

“There’s a huge hunger among people to connect in real time and to look in people’s eyes,” said Susan MacTavish Best, the founder of Posthoc, a salon series with notable speakers, home-cooked meals and music presented in the SoHo loft where she also lives. “The city can be lonely,” she said. “There’s such a sense…

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A Muffin to Top Them All

When was the last time you saw a plain corn muffin out in the wild? Not a blueberry corn muffin. Not cornbread. Not fancy Italian polenta cake. I mean a simple, golden-domed corn muffin, like the ones my grandmother used to bake from a Jiffy box mix, except preferably made from scratch. You may not…

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