March 23, 2013 |
Remember inflatable hangers? They stashed flat in your suitcase, then were inflated for drying your hand laundry. Alas, they didn't stand the test of travel. But now there's Travelon, which holds tops as well as pants, which can be draped through an inflatable integrated lower section of the hanger. Two plastic bottom hooks can hold delicate items. The hanger inflates easily once you get the hang of the pinch-nozzle process, and it largely maintains inflation. Inflated, the hanger measures 17 1/2 inches wide and comes two to a package for $13. Info for the hanger (item No. 12124)
March 7, 2013 |
Timothy Hollingsworth, the 33-year-old chef de cuisine at the French Laundry , is moving to Los Angeles. But don't get your hopes too high. He doesn't have a restaurant planned - not yet, anyway. Hollingsworth announced in November that he would be leaving the Laundry in spring. At the time he told the San Francisco Chronicle's Paolo Lucchesi that he was playing with an idea of opening a more casual and popular type of restaurant, maybe even a spin on Mexican. He's still thinking about doing something like that, but first he's going to be working in video production.
February 19, 2013 |
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny offered an emotional apology Tuesday for government involvement in a harsh system of laundries run by Roman Catholic nuns, where women and girls labored long hours behind locked doors, unpaid and often bewildered about why they were there. “As a society, for many years we failed you,” Kenny said in a televised official apology Tuesday before the Irish Parliament. “This is a national shame.” Kenny stopped, his voice breaking, and then concluded, “Let me hope that this day and this debate heralds a new dawn for all those who feared that the dark midnight might never end.” The apology came two weeks after a report found that the Irish government had been involved in the infamous Magdalen laundries , helping to send girls and women into the workhouses, paying them through government programs and contracts, and bringing runaways back in the hands of police.
February 5, 2013 |
The Irish government was enmeshed in a harsh system of laundries run by Catholic nuns, where women and girls worked behind locked doors without pay, according to a fact-finding report released Tuesday. More than 10,000 women labored in the infamous Magdalen laundries from 1922 to 1996, a government committee said in the lengthy report. Women and girls landed in the workhouses for a long list of reasons. Some were placed there by Irish courts, some by reform schools, some after being rejected by their foster parents, others after being abused or left homeless.
November 26, 2012 |
There's been another change at the top of the normally placid Thomas Keller Restaurant Group . David Breeden, formerly the executive sous chef at Per Se in New York, will be moving west to replace Timothy Hollingsworth at the top of the French Laundry in Yountville, Calif. Breeden will be the fourth chef de cuisine at the landmark restaurant in the last decade. He steps into the position once filled by Eric Ziebold (chef at CityZen in Washington, D.C .) and Corey Lee (chef at Benu in San Francisco )
November 1, 2012 |
" Bucato , it means the 'laundry'" in Italian, says chef Evan Funke of the name he's decided to call his coming restaurant and pasta laboratorio in the Helms Bakery complex in Culver City, which, if all goes as planned, will open in mid-December. Funke left his position as chef of Rustic Canyon Wine Bar and Milo & Olive in February to open his own place, partnering with restaurant operator Ed Keebler to take over what was once Beacon....