Kokoro Restaurant & Salon de Thé, Paris

A Franco-Japanese husband and wife team bring modern Gallic cuisine to the city center

by Ananda Pellerin Don’t let the bright yellow sign fool you, Kokoro Restaurant is a sea of calm in Paris’ 5th arrondissement. Beered-up students from the Sorbonne spill out onto the pavement only a block away from the restaurant, which is located on the winding Rue des Boulangers alongside a primary school, a few small shops and the city’s first Irish pub. If you’ve spent …

Shire City Herbals Fire Cider

The family-owned company's spicy concoction will ward off colds and even abate hangovers

by Eva Glettner People have been searching for preventative and homeopathic treatments for the common cold for centuries, and one such remedy is Fire Cider, which has been all but perfected by Shire City Herbals, a Massachusetts-based family-run business. Their concoction can tame sore throats, fight cold and flu symptoms—even abate hangovers and heartburn. Shire City Herbals Fire Cider is comprised of certified organic apple …

McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream

Honoring the family-owned company's 65-year-old history with a new flagship store in Santa Barbara

When McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream won the Sofi Award for Best Dessert at the New York Fancy Food Show this year, the new owners—winemaker Michael Palmer and chef Eva Ein—were thrilled, but not completely surprised. Palmer and Ein were such loyal fans of the heritage Santa Barbara-based ice cream brand that they bought the company in 2012. The duo’s goals echo the legacy left by …