December 28, 2011

Forest Feast: Sufganiyot (Jelly Donuts)

by Erin Gleeson

In honor of this last day of Hanukkah, I made sufganiyot (jelly donuts). Believe it or not, this is a Hanukkah tradition, right along with latkes (potato pancakes). This was the first time I’d made them so I used Martha Stewart’s recipe. They came out great! *This post first appeared on Erin Gleeson’s website Forest Feast […]

July 5, 2011

Old School Eats: Nickel Diner (LA)

by Sarah Nevada

Downtown Los Angeles is a special place–a part of town that still feels authentically gritty and big city-like. Even amongst the gentrification going strong in a few, piecemeal pockets, downtown LA is still pretty much what it was in Beverly Hills Cop 2. Sure, the crime rate and smog levels have dropped since the 80’s, […]

June 13, 2011

ReCPY: MOnut

by Moto Yamamoto

After seeing so many people starting a second career by opening gluten-free bakeries around the U.S., I thought, “Martha, you totally missed your chance to capitalize on my MO-dessert line!” Unfortunately, whenever I read recipes for gluten-free items online, it’s always so complicated. Xantham gum? What the hell is that? To substitute wheat flour people […]

June 4, 2010

Happy Donut Day!

by Kayoko Akabori

Today is National Donut Day! I woke up this morning in high anticipation for this and walked over to my local donut shop, Colonial Donuts. Love me a glazed donut first thing in the morning. According to Wiki, this day was created by the Salvation Army in 1938, to commemorate the ladies who served donuts […]

May 11, 2010

Culinography: Gourmet Donuts

by Erin Gleeson

Donuts drizzled in caramel sauce by Pastry Chef Toni Roberts of C-House

November 16, 2009

Postcard from California, I: The VG Donut (SD)

by Kayoko Akabori

I’m in San Diego right now, visiting my best friend from childhood. We drove up north to Encinitas on Saturday in her 1963 Mercury Comet (SO HOT!), and made a pitstop at VG Donut & Bakery. This donut was so fluffy and moist– the glaze wasn’t too sticky or hard, and the entire thing just […]

October 16, 2009

Postcards from Japan, I: Pon de Ring Donut

by Kayoko Akabori

I have been going through my hard drive and am finding a shitton of Japan Food pics from my visit last year that I never shared with you. My one-year anniversary of leaving NYC is fast approaching- I left on November 3 and went straight to Japan for nearly the entire month, remember? It’s all […]

October 2, 2009

Kreaming My Pants at Krispy Kreme (TYO)

by Anders Arhoj

It’s so hard not being tempted by the Japanese advertising machine. When this monster from a distant shore shifts up its gears, there is no mercy for your soul – or belly. Paired up with a genuine American product like the donut, a huge chunk of Japanese consumers seem to have caved in and lined […]

March 30, 2009

Loisaida Throwback Crawl: Doughnut Plant

by Kayoko Akabori

Preface:Loisaida Throwback Crawl: Kossar’s Bialy The Doughnut Plant is just a few doors down from Kossar’s, so how could we not make a stop? Shamefully, as with many of the stops we made throughout the day, this was my very first time there… EVER. Why do you think I suggested to do this crawl? So […]

December 11, 2008

Donuts in Tokyo

by Yoko Kumano

Donuts are quintessentially American. They are fried gobs of dough drenched in icing and sprinkles. Therefore, it is a mystery why Tokyo-ites, who are otherwise so conscious of calorical intake, line-up for donuts with wait times that put lines at the Apple store the morning of the iPhone release to shame. Although Mister Donut has […]