King Cakes for Mardi Gras, all points Yiddish, and a travel pass for future financial savings

Vincenzo Anastagi, 1571-1576, oil on canvas, by El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos, 1541-1614)
Vincenzo Anastagi, 1571-1576, oil on canvas, by El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos, 1541-1614) Michael Bodycomb


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The Frick Collection in New York Metropolis is going through extensive renovations, this means you won’t be equipped to tour the spectacular art in its Gilded Age mansion any time before long. (Bad.) Having said that, you are going to shortly be able to visit Frick Madison, the institution’s temporary dwelling in the Marcel Breuer-built constructing on Madison Avenue, previously residence to the Whitney Museum of American Artwork and most lately The Achieved Breuer. (Great.) Right up until that opens, and the pandemic subsides, you can see the Frick’s celebrated operates on the internet with its popular YouTube sequence, Cocktails with a Curator. (Best!) Provided every Friday evening at 5 p.m., love joyful hour with a curator who remotely gives insights on just one historic artwork. Proposed cocktail and mocktail recipes are selected to complement the function becoming reviewed. Scheduled on Jan. 29: cocktails with El Greco’s Vincenzo Anastagi. Additional online video collection are joined on the museum’s web page, which includes Travels with a Curator, What’s Her Tale? and Frick Five. Free.


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King cake
King cake


Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans will not be the identical this yr (no parades or massive gatherings allowed) but you can nevertheless enable the excellent times roll with a traditional King cake sent to your doorway for Feb. 16 at-house celebrations. A cross between a coffee cake and a French pastry, the King cake is an oval-formed cinnamon roll with vibrant, sugary icing. Imagined to have been brought to New Orleans from France in 1870, the common shades of purple, green, and gold resemble a jeweled crown honoring the clever gentlemen who frequented the Christ Little one on the Epiphany. Lucky for us New Englanders, several bakeries in Louisiana will ship their cakes, designed from fiercely-guarded family recipes, to the chilly north, which include Randazzo’s Camellia Town Bakery ( Cannata’s ( and the Cajun Pecan Household ( Perhaps get a single from just about every? And then go to your beloved bakery in particular person in 2022.

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