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What You Should Know About Italy’s New Food Capital

Modena’s food reputation looms far larger than the town of 185,000 residents. It’s home to Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana (often listed as among the best restaurants in the world), its handmade pastas featuring prominently in the second season of Netflix’s Master of None. And there is a deli older than America serving up the prized charcuterie and cheeses of parent region Emilia-Romagna. Nowhere is that culinary tradition more on display than at the Mercato Albinelli in the center of town, where visitors can wander its rainbow aisles, brimming with varieties of cherries in every shade of red, green walnuts for nocino, and bulbous purple eggplants. For almost a millennium, Modena’s market was an informal collection of sellers on the nearby Piazza Grande. But in 1931 it moved inside t...

Woodford Reserve’s Latest Whiskey Takes Inspiration From a Post-Prohibition Federal Mandate

After Prohibition, the federal government issued the Federal Alcohol Administration Act of 1935, which provided guidelines for four distinctive styles of American straight whiskey: bourbon, rye, wheat, and malt. Each uses a different grain (or blend of grains) as the focal point. Now, Woodford Reserve is one of the first whiskey brands to offer all four of those unique expressions based on those standards. “This is exciting because it’s the first time for Woodford to do a Kentucky straight wheat whiskey,” Elizabeth McCall, Woodford’s assistant master distiller, tells Fortune. “This has four types of grain in it, which I think is unique to what we see in the market. And it’s rounding out Woodford Reserve expressions of flavor.” Elizabeth McCall, Woodford’s assistant master distiller. McCall...

This Tiny Caribbean Island Grows 44 Kinds of Mangoes

Once the star island of the sugar trade, the tiny Caribbean island of Nevis now produces something even sweeter: an overwhelming surplus of mangoes. Branches hang heavy with them over the narrow roads that wind around the island; fallen fruit stays only a few minutes on the ground before the wild donkeys and monkeys that roam the island snatch it up. Something about the island’s climate and soil has led it to play host to thousands upon thousands of mango trees, sporting the indigenous Nano variety—fibrous and complex, with undertones of papaya—the much-coveted Amory Polly, favored by Nevisians for its sweetness, or some 42 other kinds of mango. But if you want to taste the fruits of this mango paradise, you’ve got to get there first. Just two miles by boat from St. Kitts, which is a three...

A First Taste of Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston’s New Mezcal

The secret got out. A line is slowly forming outside Napoleon House in New Orleans as Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul finish getting acquainted with the restaurant’s bar. Their presence was supposed to be a surprise, but from the 200-plus-person line outside, you can tell that someone might have spilled the beans—or the agave as the case may be. In just a few moments the doors will open, and the duo will be slinging drinks for the massive crowd outside, a group of attendees from Tales of the Cocktail, an annual cocktail conference held in the town. That crowd contains a number of professional bartenders and bar owners—both which Paul and Cranston are not. What they are, however, are owners of a brand-new mezcal brand: Dos Hombres. That massive line also might be Paul’s fault. A few hours ear...

A First Taste of Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston’s New Mezcal

The secret got out. A line is slowly forming outside Napoleon House in New Orleans as Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul finish getting acquainted with the restaurant’s bar. Their presence was supposed to be a surprise, but from the 200-plus-person line outside, you can tell that someone might have spilled the beans—or the agave as the case may be. In just a few moments the doors will open, and the duo will be slinging drinks for the massive crowd outside, a group of attendees from Tales of the Cocktail, an annual cocktail conference held in the town. That crowd contains a number of professional bartenders and bar owners—both which Paul and Cranston are not. What they are, however, are owners of a brand-new mezcal brand: Dos Hombres. That massive line also might be Paul’s fault. A few hours ear...

Your Next Getaway: Tulum Is Out, This Island Is in

If you haven’t yet been to Tulum, chances are your well-traveled coworker (or yoga instructor, or dog walker) has. The Mexican beach town on the Yucatán Peninsula is now known as much for its raucous nightlife and wellness community as it is for its ancient Mayan ruins. If you’d like your next getaway to be a little more stress-free, head east to San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Caribbean island and U.S. territory has lively beaches, boutiques peddling handmade jewelry and vintage straw hats, cocktails mixed with locally grown fruit and herbs, and beachfront kiosks hawking salty octopus fritters. It has all of the vibrant culture and laid-back appeal of Tulum—but with far fewer crowds (and DJs). Plus, there’s no passport required. Here is a primer on where to stay and what to eat, drink, and see...

The Largest U.S. Exhibit Ever About the Holocaust Opens in Downtown Manhattan

The social and political conditions that led to the Holocaust, the disbelief of some, the relative recency of the occurrence, and the lack of knowledge surrounding an event so important to modern history are all points that led Luis Ferreiro—a director at the family-owned, exhibition-making, Spanish company Musealia—to develop “Auschwitz: Not Long Ago. Not Far Away,” a traveling exhibit that first opened in Madrid and has now taken up residence at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in downtown Manhattan. First, the facts: During World War II, 6 million European Jews were murdered by the German Nazi regime across a number of concentration and extermination camps all over Western Europe. Millions of others—from the LGBTQ community to the Roma to the invalid—were also brutally killed. Humans were ...

The Largest U.S. Exhibit Ever About the Holocaust Opens in Downtown Manhattan

The social and political conditions that led to the Holocaust, the disbelief of some, the relative recency of the occurrence, and the lack of knowledge surrounding an event so important to modern history are all points that led Luis Ferreiro—a director at the family-owned, exhibition-making, Spanish company Musealia—to develop “Auschwitz: Not Long Ago. Not Far Away,” a traveling exhibit that first opened in Madrid and has now taken up residence at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in downtown Manhattan. First, the facts: During World War II, 6 million European Jews were murdered by the German Nazi regime across a number of concentration and extermination camps all over Western Europe. Millions of others—from the LGBTQ community to the Roma to the invalid—were also brutally killed. Humans were ...

Have a Delicious Weekend.

What are you up to this weekend? We’re hanging out with my mom, and the big plan is for the boys to get Pez dispensers.… Read more The post Have a Delicious Weekend. appeared first on A Cup of Jo.

Haircut Internal Debate

It’s complicated. By the wonderful Grace Farris. P.S. First dates, and relaxing experiences.… Read more The post Haircut Internal Debate appeared first on A Cup of Jo.

10 LIFE HACKS FOR THE SOFTEST FACE, CLEANEST LAUNDRY, THE FIZZIEST CHAMPAGNE AND MORE

!function(d,s,id){ var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) ? ‘http’ : ‘https’; if(!d.getElementById(id)) { e = d.createElement(s); e.id = id; e.src = p + ‘://widgets.rewardstyle.com/js/shopthepost.js’; d.body.appendChild(e); } if(typeof window.__stp === ‘object’) if(d.readyState === ‘complete’) { window.__stp.init(); } }(document, ‘script’, ‘shopthepost-script’); Turn on your JavaScript to view content Today we have Jule from Jule The Bee sharing her top 10 life hacks with us. Jule & I were introduced by our friend Ingrid de la Mare-Kenny ( who is fabulous ). Ingrid raved about Jule & told me I had to meet her & that I would absolutely love her. When Jule was featured on Julie Lauren’s podcast Hash...

10 LIFE HACKS FOR THE SOFTEST FACE, CLEANEST LAUNDRY, THE FIZZIEST CHAMPAGNE AND MORE

!function(d,s,id){ var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) ? ‘http’ : ‘https’; if(!d.getElementById(id)) { e = d.createElement(s); e.id = id; e.src = p + ‘://widgets.rewardstyle.com/js/shopthepost.js’; d.body.appendChild(e); } if(typeof window.__stp === ‘object’) if(d.readyState === ‘complete’) { window.__stp.init(); } }(document, ‘script’, ‘shopthepost-script’); Turn on your JavaScript to view content Today we have Jule from Jule The Bee sharing her top 10 life hacks with us. Jule & I were introduced by our friend Ingrid de la Mare-Kenny ( who is fabulous ). Ingrid raved about Jule & told me I had to meet her & that I would absolutely love her. When Jule was featured on Julie Lauren’s podcast Hash...

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