Archive for December, 2010

Butterscotch Budino: An Oh-So-Sweet Ending for the Year

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

I’ll admit this recipe is not one I would normally promote on my blog (as it is neither quick nor healthy), but it’s time to celebrate before those New Year’s health resolutions kick in! I fell in love with this dessert when I sampled it at Food & Wine’s Taste of Beverly Hills event in September. Ever since then, I have been wanting to take a stab at this recipe myself. For those of you who have never tried this dessert, budino is simply a rich, creamy Italian-style pudding. This particular budino recipe is credited to pastry chef Dahlia Narvaez of Pizzeria Mozza, a Los Angeles-based restaurant owned by nationally recognized chefs Nancy Silverton and Mario Batali and vineyard owner Joseph Bastianich (he also happens to be one of the judges on one of my favorite shows, MasterChef). (more…)

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Like A Big Pizza Pie, That’s Amore!

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Now that the chaos of finals week is finally over, I am happy to be blogging about my food adventures again. I began my winter break with a quick and delicious pizza dinner prepared by my friend, Natasha, and her boyfriend, Mike. I have always seen the fresh, ready-to-bake pizza dough at Trader Joe’s but I have never been daring enough to make my own pizza with it as I’ve heard both good and bad things about it. Natasha and Mike have used TJ’s pizza dough multiple times now and have had nothing but success with it, so I would definitely recommend trying it. It’s something fun to make with a group of friends, too! (more…)

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One Missed Notification: Final Thoughts About Facebook

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

My final project for my digital media class is a trailer for a horror movie about Facebook, titled One Missed Notification, that parodies the 2008 thriller, One Missed Call. However, instead of receiving phone calls from their future selves revealing the date of their death, characters in my movie receive various Facebook notifications from their dead selves. As an addicted Facebook user, I am so absorbed in Facebook that I neglect to see the negative impact Facebook has on my life. The digital world, rather than the physical world, is becoming the reality of the Facebook generation. (more…)

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