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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. When Nikka Whisky debuted in the United States in 2012, the brand was largely unknown outside of Japan, but it was hardly new. For eight decades, Nikka has crafted distinctive whiskeys that stand...
  7. Want to live like James Bond? Sure you do. As Nicolette Tomkinson, a specialist at Christie’s auction house, once told us: “All men aspire to be Bond, and all women want to be with Bond.” In an...
  8. Ian Fleming died 50 years ago next month, but in 1953 he penned a novel that not only created a world-famous fictional character—a character that millions of men have since aspired to be—but also a...
  9. James Bond is one of the few action heroes whose style is both enviable and translatable into real life. John McClane’s look is a bit too blue collar for us. Jason Bourne shops exclusively at...
  10. Over the past five decades, James Bond has graced the streets of New York only twice. The first time, in 1956, he infiltrated a diamond-smuggling ring in Ian Fleming’s fourth Bond novel, Diamonds Are...

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