De Niro, Carmellini Impress Platt; Better Ice Cream Through Science

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In the magazine this week, Adam Platt commends Robert De Niro for turning Ago into Locanda Verde, which is as different from its predecessor as a raucous, deceptively sophisticated pop band is from the provincial touring company of a tattered old Broadway show. Platt also praises Andrew Carmellinis crowd-pleasing cooking. Ice cream is being reinvented at the molecular level, writes Susan Burton in a report about how science is changing ice cream. Cooking is much simpler with this week's In Season recipe featuring fresh oregano: chimichurri from Argentine chef Francis Mallman.