eCLIPPINGS, A Curated News Service: January 30, 2015

This week featuring: Lifestyle: Food, Health, Culture

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THE LIFE OF PIE: YOTAM OTTOLENGHI’s PIE RECIPES
There isn’t much that can’t be improved by wrapping it in pastry, be it meat, cheese, fruit or veg
THE GUARDIAN, January 30, 2015, by Katie Giovanni, photograph, Johanna Parkin
He is simply the best. Love his food, recipes and his place in London, Ottolenghi.

Peanut Butter with Sticking Power
How Red Wing Became William F. Buckley Jr.’s Favorite Peanut Butter
THE NEW YORK TIMES, FOOD, January 12, 2015, by David Segal

William F. Buckley Jr. was “…a peanut butter freak, his friends would say’. According to the article, when he first married, Buckley told his wife that he “expected peanut butter for breakfast every day of his life, including Ash Wednesday.” A charming piece all about Buckley, the factory and what has happened to it and Red Wing. I love this article.

GIRL SCOUT FRENCH TOAST: As Good as the Cookies
A French Toast Recipe With a Crème Brûlée Twist
THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 19 2014
“…it turns out the Girl Scouts make a mean French toast.” The writer/chef, Melissa Clark describes the recipe as “…custardy in the center, with a crunchy caramelized topping.
Oh, I can’t wait to make this.

No-Shampoo Regimens Replace the Suds
THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 1, 2015, by Marisa Meltzer
“A new approach for those desperately trying to avoid the dreaded freshly washed look.” If we don’t like our hair, ladies, we are miserable, right? Some really good advice in this piece. I never use shampoo, only conditioner.

RALPH LAUREN’S POLO BAR DEBUTS IN MANHATTAN
ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST, February 2015, by Raul Barreneche, photographs by Joshua McHugh
“Saddle leather, sporting art, and other equestrian accents define the warm, clubby atmosphere at the Polo Bar, Ralph Lauren’s new Manhattan hot spot.”

PATCHING THINGS UP
A new treatment for allergy to peanuts is being developed
THE ECONOMIST, December 20, 2014

INVENTIVE KIDS’ SALON OPENING ON UPPER EAST SIDE
Milk & Cookies Kids Spa and Barbershop Services with an Edible Twist
NEW YORK OBSERVER, by Ashley Chappo, January 29, 2015 
Slated to open on February 1. Should be fun, “the spa industry target their newest clientele of kids and tots, some barely out of diapers, serving complimentary glass of milk and freshly baked cookies” Read more, especially about the treatments like edible flavored soaks, baths with four flavored milks or the “chance to create your own body lotion, bubble, bath, or scrub at the Imagination station” — oh boy! This might be over the top, we’ll see!

TWO STRAPS ARE BETTER THAN ONE
A Matter of Taste: backpacks are getting smaller and lower-slung. Kassia St. Clair picks the best of the bunch
THE ECONOMIST, JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2015
From the article: “It makes more sense to keep every day loads centered on your back thither than suspended from one shoulder.” — very informative, great choices.

UNEQUALLY YOLKED
HARPER’s MAGAZINE, February 2015
“From a complaint filed last October by Unilever, the mfr. of the Best Foods brand of mayonnaise, against Hampton Creek, which produces a vegan condiment called Just Mayo,” — this products does not taste or perform like real mayonnaise. [note: article is behind a paywall]

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