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A New Pierogi Shop for Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Radek Kucharski and his wife, Alexandra Siwiec, do not think they’re coming late to the dance by importing a genuine Polish pierogi shop to Greenpoint, a Brooklyn neighborhood whose Polish traditions run deep. “I want to maintain the cultural heritage,” said Mr. Kucharski, who is opening Pierozek, a New York …

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New Pastries for a New Bien Cuit

Bien Cuit bakery has opened a new Brooklyn branch, and it’s introducing some innovative items in this store. Canelés — the well-burnished little molded cakes from Bordeaux, in flavors like coconut green tea, espresso and bergamot — are new here, as are craquelins, made from choux paste, with a sugar …

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Melissa Clark’s Latest Winner Dinner

It’s not for tonight, but you could sketch out a grocery list for the fall dinner David Tanis outlined in his column for The Times this week: spinach and feta borek to start, followed by slow-roasted Turkish lamb accompanied by rice pilaf with pumpkin, currants and pine nuts, and an …

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The Best Chili Recipe Is Yours

Good morning. Bay scallops come into season tomorrow, and if the harvest from Long Island doesn’t look promising on account of a warm-water die-off this summer, the baymen in Massachusetts seem hopeful, and their delicious little maritime gummy bears should show up in the cases of your fancier fishmongers sometime …

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In the Mood for Turkish Food

A few years ago, quite unexpectedly, I spent a glorious 24 hours in Istanbul. It was supposed to be a brief stopover for a connecting flight, but a delayed departure from New York meant my onward journey would be postponed. Along with several other passengers, I was informed we couldn’t …

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