May 22, 2000 Issue
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BY GILLIAN DUFFY
In the summer, speed is of the essence where cooking is concerned. How else are you supposed to have time to swim, relax on the beach, play tennis, shower, watch the sunset with cocktail in hand, and have dinner for your houseguests on the table by the time the kids are in bed? (Read on . . .)
Visiting Lidia Bastianich's house in Douglaston, Queens, is like being transported to an Italian hill town. The owner of Felidia and the matriarch of a burgeoning restaurant empire grows figs and cures her own prosciutto -- and on Sunday afternoons, the whole family gathers for lunch.
Chef Wylie Dufresne conjures an extravagantly flavorful summer meal -- tomato-and-onion tarts, mustard-brushed poussins, summer-berry-and-hazelnut crumble -- and tells you how to get it to the table in an hour.
Mario Batali, Nobu Matsuhisa, Eric Ripert, and other acclaimed chefs divulge their deep-sea secrets.
The ice-cream float of your youth has come of age -- legal drinking age, that is. The newest wave in desserts, they are bright, light, sophisticated, and full of spirit.
Some of New York's most gracious hosts talk about the personal touches that make a party memorable -- whether it's takeout sushi and TV or homemade frittatas for brunch.
Ed Koch and Al D'Amato on Rudy's midlife crises; unsavory truths about chefs; the Lotus Club lands in the meatpacking district
GOTHAM REAL ESTATE
Busy signal: the case of the disappearing contractors
Honeymoon couture; VIP bathrooms; Tanya Sarne's new shop
While the mayor keeps sending out too many messages, Hillary has yet to articulate one the voters can sink their teeth into
The National Interest
Market watch: Contrary to conventional GOP wisdom, Bush needs the bull market as badly as Gore
Beat the press: Can Rudy continue to keep the upper hand?
BY CORKY POLLAN
Fishing lures: knives, platters, and other seafood essentials
Chefs bottle their prize sauces -- and tell you what to do with them
Sales & Bargains
Brilliant looks for summer that won't outshine your budget
Ethan Hawke plays Hamlet in a chilling corporate Elsinore-on-the-Hudson
Harold Bloom on the importance of reading -- and of Harold Bloom
Art and showbiz intersect at a Frederic Edwin Church tribute
Sweeney Todd at Avery Fisher Hall? Why not?
Mystery! reveals the dark origins of Sherlock Holmes
At Rockefeller Center, two restaurants vie with the view