Dark Chocolates That Capture Summer’s Glory

Ganache without cream? Nicolas Cloiseau, the award-winning head chocolatier of La Maison du Chocolat, is making them as part of his new line of vegan chocolates. The little dark chocolate rectangles, striped with color, are filled with fruit ganaches in five flavors: cassis (black currant), lemon, passion fruit, raspberry and chiberta (dark chocolate with orange).…

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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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