Emma Grede’s Holiday Gift Guide

Emma Grede seems to have it all. The business mogul behind the Kardashians’ sprawling fashion empires (Grede is the co-founder and CEO of Good American alongside Khloe Kardashian and a founding partner of Kim Kardashian’s Skims), she has also used her platform to promote Black businesses as the chairwoman of the Fifteen Percent Pledge, an…

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Katie Sturino’s Holiday Gift Guide

When it comes to holiday gifting, Katie Sturino prefers to think outside the box, which really should come as no surprise to those familiar with her beauty brand, Megababe, which reimagines personal care products, and/or eponymous blog, known for changing perceptions around plus-size fashion. “I’ve always been a practical gift giver,” Sturino says. “I want…

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Cooking Toward Christmas

Good morning. It’s getting quiet here in New York City, and I write that knowing it’s been quiet in a lot of precincts for going on two years. The proprietary business communication platform on which I spend my working days is not pinging quite so frantically as it has in past weeks. Video meetings are…

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A Pozole Kit for the Holidays

Pozole — the Mexican stew of meaty hominy, enriched with pork or chicken and fortified with chiles, other vegetables and a rich mingle of seasonings — highlights the Christmas and New Year’s tables in Mexico and the American Southwest. Masienda, the Los Angeles company that sells high-quality ingredients, cooking utensils and condiments, has assembled a…

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Leave Holiday Dessert to the Piemaker

In 2010, Jaynelle St. Jean had already tried journalism and fashion and was considering farming when she began baking pies in her mother’s San Francisco kitchen, handing slices out the kitchen window as gifts to passers-by. The window experiment led to Pietisserie, a storefront in Oakland, Calif., closed since the Covid crisis, with pies available…

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Two New Sources for Food News

There are two new sources for food news, one audio, the other visual. Whetstone Radio Collective, a network for podcasts founded by Stephen Satterfield, a writer and media entrepreneur, started with a narrative about climate and food on Dec. 8, with nine more programs covering topics like rituals and culinary traditions, mezcal and ancestral foodways…

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