Recipe: Dry rub to jump down the ‘kōji’ rabbit hole

Recipe: Dry rub to jump down the ‘kōji’ rabbit hole

Much of the praise for Japanese cuisine would be more accurately directed toward Aspergillus oryzae, a mold, otherwise known by its local moniker: kōji. Kōji is so widely ingrained in Japan’s food traditions, used in everything from sake brewing to soy sauce fermentation, that I find myself asking, as Michael Pollan did in “The Botany … Read more

Every Thursday, the Comédie-Française puts stage costumes up for sale

Every Thursday, the Comédie-Française puts stage costumes up for sale

Since January 18, the Parisian theater has been offering around 30 second-hand items a week. You can share an article by clicking on the share icons at the top right of it. The total or partial reproduction of an article, without the prior written authorization of Le Monde, is strictly forbidden. On Thursday, February 1, … Read more

Paris votes on SUVs: The end of the road for big cars?

Paris votes on SUVs: The end of the road for big cars?

Despite calls for cleaner individual transport, new cars have massively increased in weight over the last 30 years. So how did our vehicles become so big? And why is it an issue for the environment? Should we put an end to SUVs? On February 4, 2024, Parisians will vote on the creation of a specific … Read more