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November 23, 2011
Shelagh Delaney Playwright wrote 'A Taste of Honey' Playwright Shelagh Delaney, 71, best known for her 1958 play "A Taste of Honey," died of cancer Sunday at her daughter's home in England, said her agent, Jane Villiers. Born Nov. 25, 1939, in England, Delaney was the daughter of a bus inspector, and her early work was rooted in her hometown of Salford, an industrial suburb of Manchester. Delaney later said she wrote "A Taste of Honey" in response to her dissatisfaction with contemporary theater and the unrealistic dialogue she heard there.
June 13, 2010 |
For the latest in beauty, people are turning to two places: their refrigerators and the Amazon rain forest. In what is the antithesis of high-science beauty products, a current crop is based almost entirely on food — from everyday ingredients such as yogurt, honey and cucumber to more exotic things like acerola, buriti oil, pomegranate seeds and murumuru butter. Some of the products are designed to be so fresh that they need to be stored in the refrigerator and used quickly.
December 19, 2005 |
On a good day in the jungle, honey hunters' biggest worry is the sting of a giant bee that burns like a red-hot needle. But on other days, they face something far more deadly: Bengal tigers up to 10 feet long that lie silently in ambush, baring canine teeth as big as spikes, hungry for the taste of people. "Human flesh is sweet.
May 26, 2012 |
The research institution that brought you the fax machine and GPS has come up with another potentially world-changing invention: a bottle coating so slick that every last bit of ketchup slides out quickly and easily. In what could be a disruptive technology for the ketchup industry, an MIT professor has found a solution to getting the last clingy globs of ketchup (or honey or jelly) out of a bottle. No word yet on how it could affect ketchup sales, but the technology uses a new type of food-grade coating that has the slipperiness of a liquid but the rigidity of a solid.
April 10, 1994 |
Crouching into the cab of her beat-up yellow truck, beekeeper Ann Bennett performed the meticulous task of transferring pinhead-size queen bee larvae into new hives. As she carried out this yearly ritual, deep within an orange grove, Bennett comforted the tiny insects. "Don't worry," she said softly. "There are good things in store for you. Soon you'll be a queen."
December 22, 2012 |
Panforte 's name translates to "strong bread," but it is more confection than cake or bread, barely bound with flour and heavy with preserved fruit and honey that dissolve together as they cook. It's studded with toasted nuts and spiced with black pepper, cloves, coriander, nutmeg, cinnamon and cocoa. Maybe it's because panforte is so often compared with fruitcake and confused with panettone - the raisin- and candied fruit-studded, brioche-like Italian bread - that we don't see enough of the traditional Tuscan cake during the holidays.
May 31, 2013 |
Years ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration imposed tariffs on imported Chinese honey because China was dumping cheap, sometimes tainted, honey on the market and threatening the viability of U.S. apiaries. And for years, Chinese producers have gotten around the tariffs by routing honey through other countries, mislabeling it - and while they're at it, watering it down or cutting it with cheap sweeteners such as high-fructose corn syrup - and covering their tracks by filtering the honey so much that they remove all the pollen, making it almost impossible to track its origins.
April 15, 2011 |
Villains Tavern in downtown L.A. has introduced its new spring cocktail menu featuring fresh options for sunny days. A standout tipple is the lovely Loki created by mixologist Dave Whitton. Cold vodka infused with earthy green tea is tempered with silky-sweet honey peach syrup, tart lemon and a hint of fragrant sage to create a light and refreshing drink that is best consumed after a day spent in the open air. Lucky for you, Villains has one of the most comfortable outdoor patios in L.A., so stopping for a drink doesn't mean going indoors.