KitchenAid Celebrates Its Centennial

KitchenAid, the company that manufactures the standing mixer of choice for many home bakers, has its 100th anniversary this year. And to celebrate, it is setting up a two-day pop-up showroom so visitors can see and try not just the mixers and their attachments, but other small and large appliances like toasters, blenders and ovens,…

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Levain Ups the Cookie Ante

Levain Bakery, the chain known for its big fat cookies and its breads, is opening a branch on the Upper East Side. Here, for the first time, it will be serving ice cream sandwiches. To make them, the usual six-ounce cookie ($4) is split in half, so the sandwich has a three-ounce cookie on each…

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Undercover in a Hospital Bed

A nurse walked in with a loaded syringe. “Can you lift your gown?” she asked. The woman on the gurney held the scratchy emergency room blanket closer to her chin. “What’s in the syringe?” she asked. The nurse frowned. “Don’t you want the medicine your doctor ordered?” The woman took a deep breath and kept…

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