Quarantine Cooking – Babka Bread Pudding

I haven’t written in nearly a week. I got held up in some school work. I am still trying my best to preoccupy myself during the COVID-19 lockdown. I have lost track of how much TV I have watched and how many naps I have taken. On a more productive note, I have been reading…

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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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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 First Sourdough Starter

Imagine this: You are sitting in a New York City bus terminal at 5:00 on a Sunday morning having spent the past four hours barely able to sleep on the bus. You hear screaming children, and the *NSYNC holiday album is playing in the background. You need to make it two more hours to your…

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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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Summer Cookout Recipes

Summer may be my least favorite season. I enjoy many the summer activities, and especially summer food. In theory I would like summer, but I absolutely hate being hot. I don’t spend as much time outside during summer as many of my friends do because I can’t stop sweating. However, I was looking forward to…

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Breakfast Strata Recipe

For the first time in quite awhile, I let my creative juices flow in the kitchen. I had some ingredients in my apartment that would have been great in a breakfast casserole, and I haven’t been the best lately at bringing breakfast to work. It has been Dunkin’ pretty much every day. I wanted to…

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Sunday Dinner – Spicy Meatballs Edition

This week’s family dinner featured spicy meatballs and the spinach ricotta pie Chris had made a couple months ago. This torta rustica involves spinach, chard, and dandelion greens, and of course a healthy amount of ricotta. Chris’s pie turned out just as good (if not even better) as the first time. He was able to…

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Family Dinner (Vegan Style)

Sunday family dinner with Chris and Andrew has become one of my favorite food traditions. I need to savor ever dinner I can before I move to Boston, though I hope we can carry on the tradition over Facetime now and again. This past Sunday, Andrew was out of town for work…funnily enough in Boston.…

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Spinach Frittata

I may be on vacation, but I still managed to find time to develop a new recipe. After a long day of travel and some exploration in New Orleans, my aunt and I headed to her house in Lafayette, which is about a two hour drive. When we got to the house, we were hungry…

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