February 25, 2013 |
It was the Oscar night tweet heard 'round the world: While 9-year-old lead actress nominee Quvenzhane Wallis was enjoying her first Academy Award celebration, satirical website the Onion was disparaging the "Beasts of the Southern Wild" star with a tweet that generated outrage. The tweet read, in part: "Everyone else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhane Wallis is ... " and then referred to her by a crude obscenity. The backlash to the brief message happened quickly, and within an hour the Onion, known primarily for its smart, satirical take on pop culture, removed the offensive tweet from its feed.
January 31, 2013 |
Heat a pan, add some beaten eggs and flavorings and slowly cook to puffed, golden-brown perfection. Frittatas are easy to make and are versatile, perfect for breakfast or brunch, even dinner. Serve slices hot, fresh out of the pan, or make the frittata ahead of time and cool to room temperature before setting slices out on the table. Flavor the frittata with whatever you've got on hand: sautéed vegetables, leftover meats, fresh herbs, whatever cheese sounds good at the moment. A simple prosciutto and onion frittata has only a half-dozen or so ingredients (well, seven, if you include the seasoning)
January 24, 2013 |
Many people avoid using pearl and other small onions due to the daunting fact that they have to be peeled. Peeled like regular onions, a bowl of these could take an hour. But there's a simple way to peel these tasty little guys, and the method won't make you cry. Here's how you do it: 1. Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil. While water is heating up, cut off the ends of each onion. 2. Place onions in the boiling water and let boil for about a minute. Drain in colander.
January 18, 2013 |
Let's be clear: The real Vice President Joe Biden says he doesn't drink, definitely has never sported a pony tail, didn't hitchhike his way to the Democratic National Convention, and isn't serving a lifetime ban from Dave & Busters. Nor has he ever washed his Trans Am on the White House North Lawn wearing only a pair of jean shorts. And he certainly hasn't had to cool his heels in Mexico for a while during his four years as vice president, other than for official business. But there are times when the line between the glad-handing, lady-flirting, aviator-wearing, pec-complimenting, 40-year-in-federal-office-serving Biden and the bawdy caricature of him in the satire e-zine The Onion gets especially thin.
January 10, 2013 |
Chef Jason Travi, formerly chef at Culver City's erstwhile Fraiche , and David Reiss, proprietor of the Brig and A-Frame , among others, have teamed to open Littlefork . The Hollywood restaurant debuts today, featuring "the flavors of the Atlantic Northeast. " (The name's a reference to the small cocktail fork used for shellfish at Arcadian seafood spots.) The space at Wilcox and Selma previously was Shinn BBQ, and was transformed by Knibb Design into a gray-accented minimalist dining room with wood panels and light-green-and-white floral wallpaper.
December 19, 2012 |
If you're craving a bowl of rich mushroom soup, this recipe delivers. No less than a pound of cremini mushrooms are simmered with garlic, shallots, onion and buttery Chardonnay for an aromatic base. Puree the mushrooms with heavy cream for a smooth, velvety finish, then stir in finely chopped roasted onion at the end. A thin slice of Parmigiano-Reggiano to complete each serving. The soup itself comes together in about 40 minutes, though it will take a little advance planning to prepare the roasted onion (roast for about 1 hour at 400 degrees, then cool before chopping -- you could do this a day or two in advance and refrigerate until needed)