Plastic recycling results in rare metals being found in children’s toys and food packaging

Some of the planet’s rarest metals – used in the manufacture of smartphones and other electrical equipment – are increasingly being found in everyday consumer plastics, according to new research. Scientists from the University of Plymouth and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign tested a range of new and used products including children’s toys, office equipment…

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Lady M Sets Its Sights on Bon Bons

Lady M, the chain of sleek bakeries known for its multilayered cakes made of crepes, has added candies to its inventory. They’re tiny bites of gummies and chocolates nestled in oblong boxes. Among the 16 varieties created by Olivia Niddam, a French confectioner, and the company’s chief executive Ken Romaniszyn, are mixed wild berry, banana-marshmallow,…

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A New Pint Worth Sampling

This new ice cream from McConnell’s in Santa Barbara, Calif., is especially craveable. It’s creamy, thickly veined with molten praline, lightly accented with mellow Garrison Brothers Texas bourbon and studded with salt-roasted caramelized pecans. Give it the affogato treatment with a splash of the bourbon. McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams Garrison Brothers Whiskey and Pecan Pralines,…

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An Ancient Grain Powers These Chips

Crisp, rectangular fonio chips, made from a West African heirloom grain, are the latest from Yolélé, a Brooklyn company that makes and sells African foods. There are four iterations: Afro-Funk, made with dawadawa (fermented locust beans) and ginger, are moderately spicy; Greens!, made with moringa and baobab, are tart; ruddy Yassa!, flavored with chile, onion…

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Noodles in Six Acts

These days, a number of virtual cooking classes for children and families are taking a global approach. A new course, Noodle Passport, designed by the caterer Great Performances and the nonprofit Sylvia Center, an educational facility based in the Bronx and the Hudson Valley, consists of six hourlong interactive lessons. They cover noodle dishes from…

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