| Oct 22, 2013
| 8:55 AM
Maybe it was the rise of kouign amann -- the uber-buttery, caramelized "it" pastry from Brittany -- and better access to fresh-baked baguettes that lately has helped reinvigorate an Angeleno culture of neighborhood bakeries, all butter and sugar and love....
| Oct 29, 2013
| 8:03 AM
There's a great line in "Cool Hand Luke" to the tune of "No man can eat 50 eggs." Well Paul Newman's Luke proves the man wrong in what may have been the pinnacle of competitive eating...until now, because this past weekend at Bally’s Casino in...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 10:54 AM
The frenzy Friday morning over National Donut Day left shops around the Southland stripped of the sweet treats.
“We were sold out by 8 a.m.,” said Yin Huynh, owner of K&K Donuts in Echo Park as she sold croissants and muffins to late-comers....
| Jul 12, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Twinkies, reintroduced with a longer shelf life, are hitting Walmart's shelves ahead of schedule. The Hostess snack cakes, which will be available widely Monday, were spotted at stores in Florida and elsewhere as early as today.
Calls to Southern...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Twinkies are slimming down, just in time for their close-up.
As Twinkies show up on store shelves nationwide again, consumers may notice something different -- and not just the packaging touting the "sweetest comeback." The new line of Twinkies will...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Fret not, Twinkie lovers. The snack cake could be back on store shelves by summer.
Two private equity firms agreed Thursday to pay $410 million for the iconic brand and its sugary brethren, including CupCakes and Ho Hos, along with five of Hostess...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 1:03 PM
I was working on a masterpiece about the Republicans reaching out to Latinos, but this far more important story broke while I was in mid-scribble.
A colleague observed that had Hostess Brands announced it was going out of business two weeks ago,...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 8:14 AM
Dyana and Adam Steely plan to open Extraordinary Cupcakes, a new cupcake shop on Richmond Road in Williamsburg. Early January is the projected opening date.
Adam Steely is currently co-owner and general manager of Blue Talon Bistro off Merchants Square....
| Jan 2, 2013
| 3:00 AM
America lost one of its iconic brands last month when Hostess, maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Wonder Bread and other staples of postwar Middle America, closed up shop.
The announcement was an occasion for wags to litter the Internet with jokes about the...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 10:27 AM
Hostess Brands Inc. agreed to sell many of its bread brands – including Wonder and Nature’s Pride – to rival bakery business Flowers Foods as the liquidating company prepares to shut itself down.
Flowers, which owns the Tastykake and...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 8:17 AM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Ralph’s owner Kroger Co. and Sara Lee parent Grupo Bimbo are all said to be in the running to buy up assets from liquidating Twinkies maker Hostess, according to a report this week.
The companies, along with Midwest baked...