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Twinkies Should Return to Shelves by Summer

Hostess set to accept $410M offer for its cake brands

(Newser) - Looks like Twinkies have a new owner—and if all goes according to plan, the classic snack could be back in stores within months. Hostess has canceled today's auction for its brands and facilities and will sell them to Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Co., investment firms that... More »

Knife-Wielding Irish Tourist Avoids Jail in Cannoli Theft

Robert McTernan will be returning home to serve community service

(Newser) - So a knife-wielding Irish guy walks into a Boston pastry shop, takes two cannolis, and ... somehow has avoided jail time: Prosecutors say 25-year-old Robert McTernan admitted Monday in court there were sufficient facts for a jury to find him guilty of larceny for robbing Bova's Bakery in the largely... More »

Crisis in France: True Croissants Disappearing

50% of the time they've been replaced by a factory-made version

(Newser) - Sacré bleu! French foodies are in an uproar over new claims that half the croissants sold in the country's traditional bakeries nowadays are "industrial," meaning frozen or pre-prepared and then heated up rather than baked on site. And it's leading purists to proclaim that the true... More »

Pastry Chef Invents Dessert-Scented Perfume

He also bakes desserts based on famous fragrances

(Newser) - A little cream, butter, and lemon sponge cake may just give Calvin Klein a run for his money. For years, Spanish pastry chef Jordi Roca has been baking desserts that smell like perfumes; now he's bottling a spray that he also uses to enrich citrus notes in desserts. And... More »

Toking Chefs Cook Up 'Haute Stoner Cuisine'

Sensuous texture, deep flavors mark new dishes

(Newser) - A new "haute stoner cuisine" is being developed by chefs influenced by the weed with which they unwind, reports the New York Times . “Everybody smokes dope after work—people you would never imagine,” says author chef Anthony Bourdain. The inventive touch of a marijuana high has inspired... More »

'Pastry Poacher' Killed Bear Lured With Doughnuts

Man fined $7K for illegally killing black bear

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania hunter was fined $7,000 for luring a black bear with doughnuts, then illegally shooting it. Charles Olsen was spotted in his pastry-packed truck a week before hunting season. "Seeing him drive by with an unusual amount of pastries was like watching an individual go down a... More »

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