CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2001 |
They're called "Miller's Mustangs Marvelous Munchies," baked fresh by disabled students from Joaquin Miller High School in Reseda, and they might be coming to your neighborhood soon. Peanut butter, chocolate chip and bestseller oatmeal-raisin are already popular at 50 cents each among the staff and administration at the specialized high school.
May 16, 2011 |
Whenever I hear about some amazing way to boost resting metabolism, my male-bovine-droppings detector goes berserk. Take the perennially popular one stating that 1 pound of muscle burns an extra 50 calories a day while at rest — so if you gain 10 pounds of muscle, your resting metabolic rate (RMR) soars by an extra 500 calories each day. Awesome! And also drivel. I'm more likely to believe bears use Porta-Potties and the pope is a Wiccan. Though its origins are uncertain, any number of fitness magazines have made the "50 calories per pound of muscle" statement.
March 14, 1985 |
It all began with the introduction of the food processor about 12 years ago. "You're looking at the beginning of a revolution," the late James Beard told a reporter at that time as the new Cuisinart model arrived. Pushed to the public eye through tremendous promotions, the revolutionary electric kitchen machine spurred trends in cooking and home entertaining. Never before had the food world been brought to the limelight in such a way. Traveling food connoisseurs and an influx of immigrants brought new (and old)
June 20, 2009 |
There's a toll to eating raw cookie dough. The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told consumers Friday not to eat prepackaged Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough because the products may be contaminated with a potentially deadly form of E. coli. Since March, at least 66 people in 28 states have gotten sick after eating the dough. The FDA and Nestle didn't identify the states.
August 18, 2012 |
Dear SOS: Just back from some choice New York City restaurants and hoping to replicate in L.A.: Any chance you could get the recipe for the compost cookie from Momofuku? Thanks for taking requests! Wenise Wong Los Angeles Dear Wenise: These cookies are like taking every single one of my favorite snacks and packaging them in a simple, compact, magical treat. Chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, coffee, graham cracker crust, pretzels and even potato chips are tossed in with a rich cookie dough to turn out something truly inspired.
July 6, 1987
How do those packaged soft cookies sold at supermarkets stay soft in the middle while crunchy on the outside? Basically, a soft cookie--like Almost Home, Duncan Hines or Soft Batch--is a cookie baked within a cookie. The outer cookie dough includes regular granulated sugars, which crystallize and harden--giving the cookie a crunchy texture. The inner cookie uses dough with a different type of sweetener--corn syrup or high-fructose syrup--that produces a softer and moister center.
November 28, 1996 |
We are always exhausted, my wife and I. Kids. Jobs. Homework. Housework. The nation's leaders tell us the economy is thriving. But to maintain the lifestyles our parents knew, it now takes two incomes instead of one. And who works 40-hour weeks anymore? The last person to work a mere 40 hours was laid off in 1991. So in a world of diminishing returns, sometimes it's hard to know what to be thankful for. But late at night, a room away, I can hear a little boy talking in his sleep.
July 21, 1999 |
DEAR SOS: Your assistance would be greatly appreciated in obtaining the recipe for the dressing used in the Wolfgang Puck Chinese Chicken Salad. FRANK McKEMY Los Angeles DEAR FRANK: How about the entire salad recipe, compliments of Wolfgang Puck? Puck calls the salad ObaChine Chicken Salad in honor of the restaurant, ObaChine, which he owns.