April 19, 2012 |
CLEVELAND - President Obama did not mention Mitt Romney by name when he campaigned here in Lorain County on Wednesday - but there was no question who he was referring to when he noted pointedly that he “wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth” and that he and his wife were given “a chance” by others. The line was part of Obama's argument as he campaigned at a community college in Elyria that the Republican budget would gut initiatives like job training programs that are aimed at getting unemployed Americans back to work.
April 26, 2000 |
Foodie word fashions spread fast. Almost overnight in the early 1980s, recipe writers all over the country started to use the word "drizzle." The rising new verb of the last two years is "spoon." Suddenly recipes are calling for "spooning" ingredients when before they might have referred to "topping" or "stuffing" ingredient A with ingredient B, "spreading" B on it, "moistening" it with B, "skimming" B from A or even just "garnishing."
July 15, 2010 |
A teaspoon is a teaspoon is a teaspoon … right? Not exactly, as researchers tested several household spoons used to give medicine, finding wide variations in capacity. The study took place in Attica, Greece, where 25 women allowed their teaspoons (71 total) and tablespoons (49 total) to be measured. A standard teaspoon measure is about 5 milliliters, and a tablespoon is about 14.9 milliliters. The teaspoons the researchers collected had capacities ranging from 2.5 ml to 7.3 ml. The volume of the various tablespoons ranged from 6.7 ml to 13.4 ml. Some homes had a variety of spoons with different volumes.
June 24, 2005 |
Spoon seems just a little mainstream radio play away from being this year's Modest Mouse, an overnight success more than a decade in the making. Or maybe the quartet from Austin, Texas, is just a "Garden State" soundtrack appearance or a spot on "The O.C." away from being this year's Shins or Death Cab for Cutie, an act stepping up the indie ladder to serious attention.
November 18, 2009 |
Melissa Hanna and Laurel Tincher think they've found their sweet spot. The two college-age entrepreneurs recently launched the Little Spoon dessert truck (Twitter: @weliketospoon). With more experience in publicity and event promotion than at a professional oven, the pair will leave the baking to others. Little Spoon has contracted with caterers to produce a rotating menu of brownies, cookies, bars, layer cakes, eclairs, tiramisu, creme brulee, (maybe) cupcakes and novelty items such as pumpkin brittle, macaroons and cookie bark (layers of toffee and chocolate drizzled on cookies)
September 28, 2005
I thought you might enjoy some history on the creation of the sauce spoon ["Sauce Spoon Sighting!" Aug. 24]. This fabulous sauce spoon was launched in 1950 in the Paris restaurant Lasserre. Its raison d'etre was very specific. It was created to transport delicious French sauce, usually from the fish course, from a flat plate to the diner's lips -- without the use of bread. In these times, I think we can call it the low-carb spoon! EVEMARIE EYDE National retail director for North America, Christofle