The report of the demise of that golden sponge cake with the creamy filling may have been premature. Twinkies and their Hostess snack brethren could be back by as soon as this summer. Two private equity firms have bought the iconic brands for $410 million, CNN reports. There were no other qualifie ... More >>
We all knew, deep down, that Twinkies were indestructible and Wonder Bread was immortal. Following Hostess Brands' recent bankruptcy, a Georgia-based company has stepped in and purchased several of Hostess' best-known brands, along with 28 bakeries and other locations, NBC News reports. Flowers F ... More >>
What's in a glass of wine? The answer might be surprising. Wine is basically spoiled grape juice. (Whoever first ingested it millennia ago: hat tip.) But these days wine's ingredients can also contain a laundry list of adds in's: sulfur dioxide, egg whites, oak chips, water and numerous chemical ad ... More >>
If you've been stockpiling Twinkies since childhood, it's time to load up even more. And no, not because they're having a Hoarders casting call. The Wall Street Journal reports today that Hostess Brands Inc., the maker of Twinkies (and Wonder Bread, if you fetishize that too) is preparing to ... More >>
Guzzle & Nosh sky like The open-faced turkey and gravy sandwich at Pann's. If Pann's isn't already your post- or pre-LAX pit-stop, it needs to be. The 43-year-old coffee shop is a marvel of Googie architecture, with its triangular roof shooting like an arrow to the heavens. Even if you're not into ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshScenes from the 2011 Grilled Cheese Invitational. (Photo Gallery after the jump.)The griddles have grown cold, the butter has congealed. As the 2nd 8th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational (a.k.a. the 2011 GCI) recedes into memory, the losers bandage their burned fingers and the v ... More >>
from Wonder Bread & ham to hummus and challahPurim is just around the corner, beginning Saturday, March 19th, and some of us are already daydreaming about hamentashen; kreplach; sufganiyot; and other bizarre-sounding foods. Tori Avey, also known as Shiksa in the Kitchen, is loosening her belt ... More >>
Deric G.In a few hours, these will cost less. It is 4:30 p.m. The Black Cat Bakery is closing in a half an hour and you can see desperation in the cashier's eyes. "Pick one," she says, beaming, sweeping a heavily ringed hand rapidly over a plate of cranberry-orange muffins. You ask for a co ... More >>
Markus Klinko & Indrani for Hello Kitty!Did Gaga sell out her progressive causes? By Liz Brown Theatrical dance-pop performer Lady Gaga skyrocketed to international relevance upon release of 2008's "Just Dance"; the record from which it came, The Fame, broke a record for the number of conse ... More >>
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'cause jam don't shake like that
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And the crimes against it