Here’s something to help get you through a Southern California summer: an ice cream soda in a chocolate-covered mug.
Amy Salko Robertson — producer of such films as “The Oh in Ohio,” “Lab Rats” and “When Do We Eat?” a comedy set at a Passover seder —realized that she couldn’t continue to rely on the speculative indie film world for income after her husband, John, was injured in a freak accident in 2010, leaving him unable to work. She responded the only way she knew how: Salko Robertson started a frozen yogurt shop.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stands accused of dipping into state coffers for an ice cream budget of $2,700 a year.
Wearing a T-shirt that read “Stamp Money Out of Politics,” Ben Cohen, co-founder of ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s, unveiled a grass-roots campaign in North Hollywood on Oct. 11 denouncing the influence of money in politics.
After Ben Cohen and business partner Jerry Greenfield completed a course on ice cream making, they established their first ice cream shop in 1978 and went on to build Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream -- a $300 million empire and one of the largest ice cream businesses in America.
A scoop of Ben & Jerry’s may taste like heaven, and for company co-founder Jerry Greenfield, the business of making ice cream has a spiritual side as well.
A sign at the ice cream parlor may caution men and women not to lick cones in public, but the warning didn't stop Jewish zealots vandalizing the shop in Jerusalem's main ultra-Orthodox neighborhood.
My father understands unwinnable conflicts. He has been fighting a personal war against time since 1911. "Where does the time go?" he is likely even now to be wondering out loud to a stack of magazines and mail he has yet to get to, but will.
In the spiritual realm, they tell you there are no coincidences -- everything that happens to us holds a divine message. What could be the message in this unusual sequence of events: a little barbecue party for two young girls who were caught in a Jerusalem bombing, followed by a masterful presentation on the final days of global redemption?
What can you get for 31 cents? It turns out a whole lot more than a bargain scoop of ice cream.
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After a downswing in recent years, East Coast icon Carvel ice cream, the first in the ice cream industry to develop a full line of all-kosher products, is expanding in the West, with stores in Thousand Oaks, Los Angeles, Granada Hills and Santa Clarita, with more planned from Simi Valley to Orange County.
"Ice cream was something my husband and I were hooked on," said Vicki Grossman, talking from New York Scoop in Woodland Hills, her newly opened modern reincarnation of an old-fashioned ice parlor. "It was something of a ritual -- we would take the family to Carvel at least once a week."
That ritual, and others like it -- such as serving ice cream for desert or eating it straight out of the carton with a spoon -- have made ice cream one of the most popular foodstuffs in America today. No better time to celebrate that fact now, with July being National Ice Cream Month, designated by former President Ronald Reagan in 1984.