January 25, 2013 |
There's something magical about the doughnut. You don't have to be Homer Simpson to swoon when you're greeted with all those bright colors and sparkly decorations in a doughnut shop display case. But no matter how wonderful they appear, it's hard to find a store-bought doughnut that compares with homemade. And, believe it or not, they're really not hard to make. You can whip up a batch of cake doughnuts in about an hour. Put together a batch of yeast-raised the night before, and all you have to do is fry them the next morning.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 2012 |
When the delivery truck pulled up at the base of their steep driveway, the Beardsley children knew what to do. The crew, clad in hand-me-down clothes, poured out of their eight-bedroom Carmel home and down the hill. They helped unload 50-pound bags of flour and huge tubs of jam. Grocery shopping for 22 was pandemonium; instead, a restaurant supply company brought the food to them. "A jar of peanut butter? Gosh, that would last one meal. Maybe," said Susie Pope, a middle child in a big, blended family that inspired a Lucille Ball movie.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 2012 |
Say what you will. Say stay off the sidewalk. Ora Alcox is going to see the space shuttle. On Friday, the now-earthbound Endeavour will be wheeled by very slowly, a block from Alcox's Inglewood home. She will witness it, she says; try to stop her: "They'll have to drag me, screaming and crying. I'm 70 years old. I have MS and I plan to see this. " At the drive-through window at Randy's Donuts, Alcox was picking up her usual apple fritter. And like a lot of those there for their morning fixes Thursday, she was peeved.
September 20, 2012 |
Free art film, free coffee, free doughnuts! "Around the Clock: 24 Hour Donut City" is a 24-hour pop-up doughnut shop open during the screening of Christian Marclay's "The Clock" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The 24-hour pop-up -- which takes place from noon Saturday to noon Sunday at arts organization ForYourArt, across the street from LACMA -- is imagined as an edible exhibition of L.A.'s signature donuts. A new doughnut will be presented every 24 hours. ForYourArt asked LACMA's employees to select their favorite doughnuts, arguably the doughnut capital of the world: • Michael Govan, CEO and Wallis Annenberg director: coconut cake doughnut, Bob's Coffee & Doughnuts • Stephen St. Laurent, director of security: chocolate-glazed old-fashioned, Tang's Donuts • Amy Heibel, AVP, technology & digital media: French cruller, Randy's Donuts • Ellen Castruccio, director of membership marketing: blueberry buttermilk bar, Stan's Donuts • Scott Tennent, director of executive communications: crumb doughnut, Bob's Coffee & Doughnuts • Alex Capriotti, marketing manager: rainbow sprinkle doughnut holes, Bob's Coffee & Doughnuts • Erin Wright, director of special projects: buttermilk bar, Winchell's Donut House • Elvis Mitchell, curator of Film Independent at LACMA: buttermilk doughnut, Randy's Donuts • Franklin Sirmans, Terri and Michael Smooke department head and curator of contemporary art: traditional New Orleans...
HOME & GARDEN
November 26, 2011 |
A freak for fitness, I decided the other day to concentrate on what trainers call the "core muscle groups," the very struts of the human body. In my case, the core muscles are the tongue and the schnitzel. The schnitzel is unfamiliar to many folks, but it's a sister muscle to the hamstring. Twisty like ship rope, the schnitzel runs from the back of the tongue to a spot just under my computer desk. I'm typing with it now, in fact. So what I've been doing every morning is to work my core muscles - my tongue and my schnitzel - then replenish my fluids later in the day with that popular new heart medication, a glass or two of red wine.
September 23, 2011 |
Judge Jacqueline Nguyen had never met a lawyer before attending law school at UCLA. She fled Vietnam during the fall of Saigon with her parents and five siblings all younger than 11 and started life in the U.S. living in a tent city with other refugees at Camp Pendleton. Now President Obama has nominated Nguyen, who two years ago became the first Vietnamese American woman to serve as a federal judge, to the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco. “Judge Nguyen has been a trailblazer, displaying an outstanding commitment to public service throughout her career,” Obama said.