The Year of the Cake

Let’s be blunt. This year was dreadful. This was one of the loneliest years of my life. There are so many things that I miss, but human connection is probably at the top of the list.   We have all had to find our own ways to cope with the challenges of this year. The one…

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That Creme Anglaise Life

During quarantine, I have been baking quite a bit. Since I was mostly chilling at home, I figured I could give myself some pastry practice. I’ve made scones, cupcakes, cakes, and more. I mostly baked to work through the stress of this difficult time, making myself feel better with a little sugar. I recently reached…

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Quarantine Cooking – Arctic Char and Noodle Salad

Hello everyone. I wanted to briefly check in before I get to work on my reading for Anthropology of Food. I just finished up with a simple but flavorful lunch using ingredients I had lying around. So, I wanted to talk about how to throw together a pantry meal. Oftentimes when I am cooking, I…

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James Beard Food Waste Event

I am about a month into my second semester of grad school. I’m taking Food & Gender and Anthropology of Food as my classes. I also was hired as a graduate assistant for Culinary Arts. This is so exciting for me because it means I get to spend more time in the BU Kitchen. So,…

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New Year’s Day Brunch

I love New Year’s Eve; it is my favorite holiday. I love the idea of reflecting on the past year and contemplating the year to come. When I was a mere adolescent, I would stay up until 4:00 in the morning building puzzles in my bedroom while I listened to Ryan Seacrest countdown the top…

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New Year’s Eve Party

Happy second day of the year! I have had a very busy few days full of deliciousness, so I am just having time to sit down to write. I have loved being back in DC to visit with my friends, but I am now ready to go home and get back to work. I have…

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My Epic Thanksgiving Fail

Do I ever have a story to tell? I won’t lie. I am totally embarrassed about what happened, but I don’t take myself so seriously that I can’t laugh at my own silly mistakes. I get really hard on myself when I make little mistakes or when something I make isn’t perfect (even though I…

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Culinary Arts – Week Six

Week six of the Culinary Arts program has come and gone. It was a short week due to the holiday, but it sure didn’t feel any less packed. We started our week with the ServSafe exam on Tuesday morning. This is a test for a five year certification in food safety. The good news is…

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Boston University Orientation

I had intended on writing a number of posts concerning my culinary farewell tour of DC. Moving got a bit in the way. While I have some very fond thoughts on those experiences, I think it’s best to leave all that behind and focus on what is to come in Boston. With that said, I…

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A Big Fat Greek Dinner Party

As I mentioned in my last post, while I was in Cincinnati for the Fourth of July, I helped my aunt host a dinner party focused on Greek cuisine. Since she and my uncle had just returned from nearly a month long trip to Greece, she wanted to share her culinary experience with her friends.…

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