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Junior Kelsey Thompson combines passion for baking with work at Cookie Good in Santa Monica

Junior Kelsey Thompson combines passion for baking with work at Cookie Good in Santa Monica

June 7, 2019


Filed under CULTURE, FOOD

From cake to bread to cookies, junior Kelsey Thompson is always baking. She brought her passion from her own kitchen into the real world two years ago, when she began her job at Cookie Good, a small, family-run bakery in Santa Monica, California. When Thompson started working at Cookie Good in October 2017, sh...

Review: Grand Central Market offers delicious food, unique experience

Review: Grand Central Market offers delicious food, unique experience

By Amelia Stone, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019


Filed under CULTURE, FOOD

Crowded space, long lines and loud noises do not seem like the ideal setup for a meal, but these are three of the things I love most about Downtown’s Grand Central Market. When I first went to the market, I was ready to experience something new. Upon arrival, my expectations were blown away. I thoro...

Review: Milk Bar creates unique, delicious treats

Review: Milk Bar creates unique, delicious treats

By Liz Haltrecht, Culture Editor

March 17, 2019


Filed under CULTURE, FOOD

Compost cookies, cake truffles, cereal milk ice cream, crack pie. These are just as delicious as they sound and can be found at Milk Bar, an innovative bakery empire that has spread across the continent. Founded by chef Christina Tosi, Milk Bar aims to reinvent the dessert and think outside the box...

No snow, no problem: Tips on wintertime in Los Angeles

No snow, no problem: Tips on wintertime in Los Angeles

By Amelia Stone, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018


Filed under FOOD, WHIMSIES

As a former New Yorker, I often looked for snow to start my winter season. Living in Los Angeles, however, has challenged me to think outside of the box and create some new winter traditions. Here are some of my suggestions for ways to kick off your winter:   Ice Skating Ever since I was a...

Caffeine scene: middle school students, faculty members voice opinions on Pumpkin Spice Lattes

Caffeine scene: middle school students, faculty members voice opinions on Pumpkin Spice Lattes

By Amelia Stone, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under CULTURE, FOOD

Starbucks released its signature fall drink, the Pumpkin Spice Latte, on Aug. 28, 2018. Time Magazine found that the drink grossed 350,000,000 dollars in the last 15 years. Despite its national popularity, members of the Archer community expressed differing opinions about the benefits and harms of the ...

Review: Tocaya Organica serves nutritious Mexican food, showcases Los Angeles culture

Review: Tocaya Organica serves nutritious Mexican food, showcases Los Angeles culture

By Liz Haltrecht, Culture Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under CULTURE, FOOD

After Westfield Century City’s recent re-opening, the mall now offers a wide variety of new restaurants. Liz Haltrecht ’19 will be writing a series of articles reviewing new eateries located at Century City. _______________________________________________________ Health and Mexican food are ext...

LA Neighborhood Guide: Westwood Edition

LA Neighborhood Guide: Westwood Edition

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor

June 1, 2018


Filed under FOOD, WHIMSIES

“LA Neighborhood Guide” is a collection of listicles highlighting unique Los Angeles neighborhoods. It explores places to go, things to do and interesting information about the area in general. Through this spotlight, the Oracle hopes to explore Los Angeles’ diversity and unique attractions. UCLA is ...

Column: What food means to me

Column: What food means to me

By Anna Allgeyer, Columnist

May 11, 2018


Filed under COLUMNISTS, FOOD

I think most people would agree that they love food.  Most Archer girls, in particular, have an affinity for advisory food, courtyard picnics and going across to pick up a quick bite across the street.  (Hint: your answer to the “what do I get?” question can always be solved by a Belwood Walnut T...

Review: Erin McKenna’s gluten-free, vegan bakery serves delicious treats

Review: Erin McKenna’s gluten-free, vegan bakery serves delicious treats

By Ella Frey, Sports Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under CULTURE, FOOD

Nestled in the heart of Larchmont, Erin McKenna’s bakery offers Angelenos healthy and delicious gluten-free desserts. While many people many not associate the words vegan and gluten-free with delectable desserts, this small bakery is filled with tasty eats.  Originally founded in New York City in 2005, Er...

Abigale Lischak travels with NSLI-Y to China, explores culture, language

Abigale Lischak travels with NSLI-Y to China, explores culture, language

By Ella Frey, Sports Editor

April 21, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, FOOD, MULTIMEDIA

During summer vacation, many high schoolers trade homework for going to the beach and spending time with friends. But unlike most, Abigale Lischak '20 spent her break studying a foreign language. Lischak traveled to China for six weeks from the beginning of June to the end of August in 2017 to lea...

Review: Dominique Ansel expands to the west coast, offers full-service restaurant

Review: Dominique Ansel expands to the west coast, offers full-service restaurant

By Alexandra Chang, Managing Editor/Culture Editor

April 12, 2018


Filed under CULTURE, FOOD

If you’ve heard of a cronut, chances are, you’ve also heard of Dominique Ansel. The famed French pastry chef owns an eponymous bakery in New York City, and he recently opened a second location at The Grove in Los Angeles. Rather than simply being a bakery, however, Dominique Ansel’s location...

Column: A Date with Caramel

Column: A Date with Caramel

By Anna Allgeyer, Columnist

April 11, 2018


Filed under COLUMNISTS, FOOD, VOICES

When’s the last time you caught yourself in a Pinterest rabbit hole?  One second, you’re looking for pretty appetizer plates for your mom’s birthday. And the next it’s 45 minutes later, and you’ve clicked yourself to DIY planting boxes. I detest these rabbit holes, but occasionally, they ...

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