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  1. Frank Sinatra’s career as an entertainer lasted six decades, and it seems that Ol’ Blue Eyes rarely took a day off. That’s one of the best perks of being a Sinatra fan—there’s always something new to...
  2. It used to be that truffle aficionados living north of the equator had to wait until the fall and early parts of the winter for white truffles to arrive from Europe, and then wait again until the...
  3. The City That Never Sleeps and the City of Lights are a good pair, mixing Paris’s je ne sais quoi with New York’s straight-shooting style. There are plenty of French bistros in New York City, but not...
  4. You need only tune in for a few minutes of the Tour de France to understand that the event is all about speed. As you watch the world’s best cyclists powering up the French Alps and tearing through...
  5. Ah, to savor the fruits of the best French vintners. To revel in the perfection poured from a bottle of Château Latour 1961, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tache 1978, or Château Lafite 1959. If you...
  6. Cheese is as central to French cultural pride as is the liquid bounty from the vineyards. With more than 1,000 varieties, French fromage crosses all socioeconomic divides, from broke park-bench...
  7. Meet Cognac, the often-misunderstood monarch of after-dinner libations. At its core, Cognac is a region-specific brandy—a spirit made from the distillation of wine, which is then aged in oak barrels...
  8. Uni has long been called the foie gras of the sea, a supple delicacy for advanced palates. At first glance, however, the sea urchin isn’t much to look at. The exterior is reminiscent of those spiky...
  9. There’s a reason that many of the city’s master chefs flock to Tribeca whenever they need a new sharp edge. It’s there on Warren Street that the Japanese kitchenware and home-goods company Korin...
  10. Sushi purists might argue that sashimi, nigiri, and traditional rolls showcasing fish and simple vegetables are the three best and only true forms of the delicate, centuries-old specialty. After all...

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