This Book Covers the Hard Stuff

Dan Pucci and Craig Cavallo, the authors of the comprehensive new book “American Cider,” say the drink that sustained colonial America is having a renaissance. They documented the resurgence of cider mills across the country, a 100-fold increase since 1991. Their thumbnail history of cider traces it from the Old World, around the time of…

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Vegan Chocolates Filled With Delights

With the French-born Sebastian Brecht as chocolatier, Matthew Kenney — the vegan Energizer Bunny — has now opened Casse-Cou (“daredevil” in English), a tiny shop in the East Village, formerly Mr. Brecht’s own, where elegant vegan chocolates are sold. The kitchen is visible behind the counter and the chocolates are available nationwide. The fillings are…

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