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Nothing but Gnocchi – The New York Times

Patavini, a company in Padua, Italy, manufactures tender potato gnocchi, to sell wholesale, in myriad flavors. Luca Marco Giraldin, an owner, has now opened a retail outpost in New York. Porcini, pumpkin, spinach, buckwheat with cumin, squid ink, Cajun pepper, truffle and beetroot are a few of the savory options …

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Morgenstern’s Opens a New Flagship

You need a good amount of space to offer 88 flavors of ice cream, as Nicholas Morgenstern does at Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream. Having outgrown his Rivington Street headquarters, he has now taken over a stretch of storefronts in Greenwich Village for his new flagship, which opens Friday. Most of …

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A Little Purple Bag Brings Back Memories

I remember Crown Royal whisky from my childhood. My father drank it and would give me the purple fabric sacks it came in, which I would use to store small toys, doll clothing and the like. A new edition of the Canadian whisky, the 13-year-old blenders’ mash, brought back memories. …

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The Not-So-Sweet Side of Sugar

James Walvin, a professor emeritus of history at the University of York in England, will discuss his book “Sugar: The World Corrupted, From Slavery to Obesity,” at the Brooklyn Historical Society. He promises not to sweeten the very fraught story of this culinary staple. “The Not-So-Sweet History of Sugar,” Tuesday, …

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A Paste That Brings the Heat

Here’s a new hot pepper condiment that does not disappear in a splash. It has a chunky texture, making it suitable to serve alongside grilled meats or fish, or to be mixed with soft butter and spread on lamb chops. It’s Caribbean, but based on a relish found in India …

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