I recently had a recipe published in Chronicle Books' We Love Madeleines and didn't remember until the comped copy of the book arrived in the mail last week. The lemon madeleines I've been baking for years have previously appeared on James Beard Winner, Heidi Swanson's 101 Cookbooks. And now, thanks to Chronicle Books, this recipe is shared by more cookie enthusiasts. I hope you enjoy these tasty lemon treats as much as our family does!
Chronicle Books' description:
The first crowd-sourced cookbook from Chronicle Books, this
celebration of the dainty French delight proves that classic doesn’t
have to mean conventional. Forty reverential recipes—developed by
madeleine lovers from Italy to Oregon and curated by Miss Madeleine
herself—break the mold, with unexpected delights from Rosemary Parmesan
Polenta to Molasses Spice to Chocolate Hazelnut, plus gluten-free and
vegan options. Featuring expert tips on choosing ingredients, mixing and
baking batter, and picking the right pan, as well as a chapter on
glazes, dips, and other toppings, the wisdom of dozens of aficionados
comes together in this delectable ode to the little shell-shaped cake we
I can never watch enough "process" videos of creative friends doing their thing. Here's a great video directed, shot and edited by Jason Miller documenting Steven Harrington's art-making and thinking process from his latest exhibition 'Insideout' at Known Gallery. Big ups to Generic Surplus for their video support!
WITHOUT ORDER NOTHING CAN EXIST! WITHOUT CHAOS NOTHING CAN EVOLVE!
This eponymous mantra resounds throughout the incredible breadth of work in CYRCLE.'s second solo show, opening to the public on November 30th at 6608 Lexington Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90038. The "ORGANIZED CHAOS!" theme binds the entirety of the show and defines the creative process that brought the art collective to their philosophy, relying on the metaphor of intertwined relation between bee and flower to illuminate the symbiosis between art and society.
It is interactive. It defies the boundaries of the archetypical gallery show. It showcases a tactile experience and encourages participation.
The "ORGANIZED CHAOS!" show is the embodiment of what CYRCLE. has come to represent in the Los Angeles art community. Refusing to constrain themselves to a particular definition, as street artists, graphic designers, or traditional fine artists, the collective is interested in what the function and form of the work itself demands.
Artist Shepard Fairey, best known for his work on the 2008 Obama Hope campaign and his Andre the Giant OBEY propaganda, says:
"People frequently ask me who the new upstarts are in street art… I'd say CYRCLE., but that would be underselling the diversity of their talents and the depth of their conceptual process. CYRCLE. work in many mediums and techniques, utilizing whatever approach most powerfully delivers the concept and aesthetic. CYRCLE. are surprisingly focused and rigorous for some young punks."
JR, a 2011 TED Prize winner, who is currently expanding his Inside Out Project in Japan states, “CYRCLE. bring back the Power of working as a colléctive.”
In a physical manifestation of CYRCLE.'s signature brand of chaos, the viewer will be encouraged to become the bee and to initiate order within the chaos of the human movement occurring within the show, therefore creating a type of performance art within the actual pieces of the show itself.
The show is produced by Fatima Robinson and Rhea Scott, in association with Black Dog Films.
Fans of Brazilian culture! There's lots of exciting news to share with you:
In anticipation of Brazil's iconic singer-guitarist Gilberto Gil's concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA tomorrow, hear a new interview with the Grammy-winning godfather of the Tropicália movement on Sergio Mielniczenko's radio show, Brazilian Hour (heard locally in LA every Saturday and Sunday on KXLU 88.9FM from 9:00 to 10:00am). Just recorded last week, the interview includes Gil talking specifically about this concert and the music he will perform.
KCET's "Arrival Stories" weekly column/blog featured Sergio Mielniczenko, the host/producer of the Brazilian Hour, just yesterday here. The engaging story is subtitled, "It Wasn't Like This in São Paulo."
Broadcasting since 1978, check out the Brazilian Hour in any of these 5 languages - English, Portuguese, Spanish, French and Mandarin - on its new site, which just launched on September 7th and soon through its new app for iPhone/iPad/Android.
For a chance to attend Brazilian legend Gilberto Gil's show at Walt Disney Concert Hall tomorrow, leave a comment with your favorite Gilberto Gil album or song. A random winner will be picked today, at 5 pm PST, thanks!
We had so much fun at Mel Kadel and Mark Whalen's art opening. And so did a whole lot of other people. Considering how many openings were happening, Mel and Mark's show was packed. Check out their new works at Merry Karnowsky Gallery!
Fascinating talk. Jeffrey Deitch tells his story of his budding relationship with contemporary, street and folk artists, Barry McGee. He also shares his thoughts on street art. I especially love this quote, "I've worked with hundreds of artists. Some of the great artists, but I don't have any hesitation in saying of all the artists I've worked with, it's Barry who's my favorite. And... because it's not just working with the art, working with the ideas. It's Barry's humanity. It's the phenomenal circle of other artists, musicians, other creative people who he brings with him. So... Barry changed my life. I think a lot of people who follow Barry's work can say the same thing."
Watch BAM/PFA Director Lawrence Rinder and MOCA Director Jeffrey Deitch
as they talk about Barry McGee's work in the context of international
street art. Deitch presented groundbreaking installations by McGee at
his Deitch Projects gallery in New York. Rinder is co-curator of Barry
McGee, a major midcareer retrospective of the San Francisco-based
artist, on view at BAM/PFA from August 24 to December 9, 2102.