A Whole New World for Halvah

Craft halvahs have been gaining ground for a few years, and the definition of halvah — the ground sesame-seed confection from the Middle East, — has expanded to include offbeat flavors. The women who created and run Seed & Mill in Chelsea Market sell chocolate-orange, white chocolate-raspberry, and sweet pecan, among others, all quarried from…

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The Story of Windows on the World

“The Most Spectacular Restaurant in the World” recounts the saga of Windows on the World, at the top of the World Trade Center. Tom Roston’s book begins and ends with the restaurant’s destruction on Sept. 11. Many of those who worked at the restaurant, Mr. Roston said, thought of themselves as family, and as in…

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