A Sparkling Book of Inspiration

A gazoz is a carbonated nonalcoholic drink, but it becomes a refreshing still life, ready to sip, in the hands of Benny Briga, the Tel Aviv restaurateur who serves an array of them at his Café Levinsky. His new book, “Gazoz,” written with Adeena Sussman, shows you the necessary ingredients and how they are constructed.…

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A Better Way to Blister Peppers

Here’s a gadget that might become essential for summer and beyond. The kozmatik is used in Turkey for searing eggplants for baba ganoush to give them that lovely smoky allure, as well as for peppers, zucchini and other vegetables. It’s simple and effective: Radiating slits allow heat and some flames from a gas burner or…

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Middle Eastern Dinners Delivered

Tanabel, named for Souk el Tanabel in Damascus, is Hannah Goldberg’s effort to employ refugee women from across the Middle East — including Syria, Iran and Lebanon — for dinners and events. The chef and culinary entrepreneur is not alone in this, but her business has grown over the past few years to the point…

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Umami With a Momofuku Touch

To its rapidly expanding inventory of pantry products, Momofuku has now added some commonplace staples: toasted sesame oil, soy sauce and tamari. The oil is cold-pressed, and the soy sauce and the gluten-free tamari are steeped in kombu, to give them elements of complexity and umami, not just salinity. Momofuku sesame oil, tamari and soy…

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An Argentine Spritz

Chandon, the sparkling wine house, has introduced an aperitif, a light, fizzy, citrus-forward quaff that suits the season. It’s made in Argentina, one of the countries where the brand makes wines. Bitter orange is the dominant flavor but a whiff of spice adds to the charm. Drink it neat or use it to carbonate your…

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Hair Etiquette Rules

A hairstyle can become both a highlight of an image and a detail that reduces to nothing all efforts paid in front of the mirror. Our material will tell you how to prevent the latter situation and always look appropriate. A hairstyle is a key element of the image, which most often determines the choice…

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About half of people living with HIV have coronary artery plaque despite low cardiac risk

BOSTON – Significant amounts of atherosclerotic plaque have been found in the coronary arteries of people with HIV, even in those considered by traditional measures to be at low-to-moderate risk of future heart disease, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open. This finding emerged from the global REPRIEVE (Randomized Trial to Prevent Vascular…

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