Autumn Chocolates From Maine

Kate McAleer, a chocolate maker, opened Maine’s first bean-to-bar chocolate company two years ago in a former ice factory in Rockland; she is now selling her often seasonal confections online. The fall collection features bonbons with fillings like Maine maple-vanilla, pecan pie truffle, cranberry-orange, Maine blueberry jam and Maine apple cider caramel, all made with…

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New York vs. Grubhub

Seamless, the food delivery service started two decades ago in Midtown Manhattan, calls itself “the most New York app in New York.” In advertisements, the company cracks jokes about the L train and takes unsubtle jabs at New Jersey. “Eat Like a True New Yorker,” one subway ad declares. But while the delivery giant Grubhub,…

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Blood, Money, Oil. And Clothes.

PARIS — In a large circular chamber covered in periwinkle blue velvet and hung with curtains all around, seats curling outward in snail shell tiers, Demna Gvasalia of Balenciaga convened his parliament. Then he scented it with Blood and Money and Petrol (after starting with a bit of Anti-Sceptic, literally: he had perfumes made for…

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The Book for Cider Lovers

Should you have any thought of creating an apple orchard and making craft cider to sell, your first year’s efforts are likely to run $27,755. That’s what Andy Brennan, who co-owns Aaron Burr Cider in Wurtsboro, N.Y., calculated in his biographical book on the subject. What’s most interesting about this very readable volume is how…

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