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Sands of Persia Brings Elegant Desserts and Shisha to Astoria

Headliner Sands of Persia There’s no shortage of hookah or shisha bars in Queens, but this new one, which is also a dessert destination, ramps ...

Add a Bit of Winter Forest to the Table

Ilex Studio, in London, is best known for creating glass containers designed to encourage avocado pits and acorns to sprout. Now, for the winter ...

No-Sweat Answers to Some Basic Wine Questions

The first and most important thing to know about drinking wine is this: There are no rules. For an experience that ought to be entirely ...

With a Spin and a Twist, Sardinian Pasta Brings the Party

Add braided loopy lorighittas, compact ridged ciccioneddos and twisted andarinos to your catalog of pastas. These traditional shapes from ...

The What and Why of Orange Wines

We don’t ordinarily get too deeply into the details of making wine, but we will with our next subject, orange wines, also known as amber wines or ...

You Don’t Need a Party to Make Shrimp Cocktail

For his coming birthday, the chef Fred Morin of Joe Beef in Montreal wants to fulfill a childhood fantasy: designing his own shrimp cocktail ...

Bubbly Without the Buzz: Nonalcoholic Rosés for Celebrations

This holiday season a glass of bubbly is more likely than ever to be dry, and we’re not talking brut. In response to growing demand, there have ...

A Damien Hirst Touch for the Table

Restaurants have been using dish towels as table napkins for years. Here’s a tea towel that begs for that application, or even to be used as a ...

The Year’s Best Wine Books

As delightful a beverage as wine might be, a deeper understanding of culture and history invariably enhances the pleasure of opening a bottle ...

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