September 4, 2013 |
It's possible that New York Democratic mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner was simply suffering from low blood sugar when he verbally attacked a man who tried to shame him Wednesday as Weiner campaigned in an Orthodox Jewish section of Brooklyn. After all, his left cheek was bulging like a chipmunk when he heard someone in the bakery call him a “scumbag.” Or it could just be that he's had it, sick of being moralized at by people who are too dense to grasp that Weiner, who has already apologized for his mortifying sexual improprieties and begged his wife for forgiveness, has Moved On. “Takes one to know one, jackass,” said Weiner, turning around to the confront the man who'd lobbed the verbal grenade.
August 9, 2013 |
Some of the best bakeries in Los Angeles are heeding the call for gluten-free desserts. Short Cake, Sycamore Kitchen and Huckleberry have all developed more than just a flourless chocolate cake or a macaroon to satisfy the strong demand for baked goods without wheat, barley or rye. “You can't deny there's a huge demand for gluten-free pastries,” said Karen Hatfield, owner and baker at Sycamore Kitchen, on LaBrea Boulevard near 1 st ...
April 29, 2013 |
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. Crack open the Ho Hos and Twinkies you've been hoarding. The new Hostess Brands said Monday that it would open bakeries in Indianapolis, Indiana and Illinois. The announcement came a week after Hostess Brands said it planned to reopen and hire for its bakeries in Georgia and Kansas. Hostess filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2012. In November, a federal bankruptcy judge gave Hostess the go-ahead to wind down after failed negotiations with its striking bakers union.
April 11, 2013
ART Frances Anderton, the host of KCRW's "DnA: Design and Architecture," hosts two conversations with figures from L.A.'s top museums and culinary scene, including LACMA Director Michael Govan and famed pastry chef Sherry Yard. A pop-up gallery housing cutting-edge designs will also be featured as well as music by KCRW's Liza Richardson. Ticket holders get a complimentary Father's Office beer or a Helms Bakery cookie. Helms Bakery, 8758 Venice Blvd. #100, L.A. Noon. Sun. $10 to $15. (310)
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March 28, 2013 |
A man was killed and five others were injured Thursday afternoon when a vehicle slammed into a bakery in Glendale, authorities said. The man, who was not immediately identified, was trapped under the vehicle at Oledina's Cake Factory in the 1100 block of East Broadway, where he was pronounced dead, officials said. The man apparently was hit while getting a cup of coffee, officials said. Five others were hurt in the crash, including one who was taken to a local hospital, according to Brandy Villanueva, a Glendale Fire Department spokeswoman.
March 15, 2013 |
Butterfly Bakery Inc. notes on its website that all of its goodies are "made with 100% love. " Federal regulators say that recipe also includes plenty of sugar - even in food advertised as "sugar-free. " U.S. District Court Judge Dennis M. Cavanaugh approved a consent decree of permanent injunction against the Clifton, N.J., business this month, shutting down its operations until the bakery complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration labeling requirements. FDA and state officials tested muffins and snack cakes from Butterfly over several years and found that many were misbranded, the FDA said this week.