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It’s time you grew out of pho and took on banh mi

It’s time you grew out of pho and took on banh mi

Vietnamese food has been a part of the diverse American food scene as far back as 1975. Undeniably, pho has always come up as that OG orgasmic dish that appears on the menus of literally all Vietnamese restaurants in the States. The name also probably represents the entire Vietnamese cuisine in most foreigners’ mind. However, as someone who grew up in the country, I have a different perspective on this treat. Pho is not as big as you may think it…

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A Foodie’s Lament

A Foodie’s Lament

  As a self-proclaimed gourmand and MasterChef (they still won’t return my calls), I’ve spent a fair bit of time behind the handle of a frying pan. Growing up in a home where the kitchen was as much an art studio as it was a place to prepare food, I accrued an appreciation for cuisine that was more than stomach-deep. More recently, living in senior housing has provided me with the opportunity to flex my palate and cook up a…

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Seven Vodkas Under 30 Dollars: A Taste Test | Muddled Post 3

Seven Vodkas Under 30 Dollars: A Taste Test | Muddled Post 3

Sick of your regular go-to brand of Vodka? Try one of these Vodkas all priced under thirty dollars. Each one is on sale at liquor stores in the Arlington area, so take a sip and read on to find a new match!   Square One Cucumber — 25.99 I imagine that Square One Cucumber flavored Vodka is really exclusively for the spa going crowd who needs to take the edge off. By this I mean that I am surprised and…

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Table Tennis is the New Pool | Muddled Post 1

Table Tennis is the New Pool | Muddled Post 1

Usually I don’t like ping pong, but it was the end of summer and I needed something to hold onto. You know the feeling, you probably had it then too (you might even have been in New York City, too). Well there I was, gripping a paddle in a basement bar on Christopher Street called Fat Cat, waiting for a girl from South Dakota to serve a battle-scarred pong ball over a sagging net. Thanks to South Dakota, I had…

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Three Comforting Casseroles to Share

Three Comforting Casseroles to Share

In light of recent events, discussions, and protests regarding the injustices experienced by many Americans that have been going on both here at Vassar and all over the country, I would like to propose three comforting dishes that are made to be shared. What better time than the present for friends to come together? And what better way to bring people together than food? During these stressful times, it can be beneficial to gather together to discuss, share, and learn…

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The Anatomy of Not Going Home During Thanksgiving Break 2014

The Anatomy of Not Going Home During Thanksgiving Break 2014

Stage 1: Revel in the fact that you don’t have to deal with traveling for eight hours just to listen to your extended family have racist, sexist, or homophobic conversations about what’s happening in Ferguson, thereby avoiding the temptation to flinging mashed potatoes across the dinner table out of frustration and completely ruining the holiday. Stage 2: Scramble to appropriate food from the Deece as much as possible while it’s still open. Bring at least four different Tupperware containers and…

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Daily Feasts of Celebrated Artists

Daily Feasts of Celebrated Artists

In honor of Thanksgiving, I would like to share my research on five famous, beloved artists, and the regular feasts that fueled their work.   Erik Satie comments in his “A Day in the Life of a Musician” that “I can only eat white foods: eggs, sugar, scraped bones, fat from dead animals, veal, salt, coconuts, chicken cooked in white water, rice, turnips, things like pasta, white cheese, cotton salad and certain fish.” I am not sure what cotton salad…

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Three Wonderful Winter Soups

Three Wonderful Winter Soups

Although it hasn’t gotten too cold yet (thank god!), it is an undeniable fact that fall is coming to a close and winter will be at Vassar before we know it. While most people might groan at the fact that the sun will now be setting at 4:30 and that temperatures will soon be dropping to freezing, I would like to point out that the arrival of cold weather also makes it permissible to make lots of hot delicious foods…

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Remy’s Ratatouille

Remy’s Ratatouille

I got the idea to make ratatouille from my grandmother. I was talking to her on the phone, telling her about all of the nice veggies I’d gotten from the farm and she said “Oh! You have eggplant? I’ll send you my recipe for ratatouille.” Of course, by “send” she meant not by email or text message, but old-fashion snail mail it to me and I still have not received it. So, I decided to look for my own recipe….

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The Deece: Disappointments and (Occasional) Delights

The Deece: Disappointments and (Occasional) Delights

I want to preface this post by stating that what follows is entirely a petty problem, but a petty problem that plagues all Vassar students. That problem is the All Campus Dining Center. Affectionately known as the Deece, it is the main location that we rely on to satiate all 2,400 of us on a daily basis. It’s a given that college food is not going to be quite up to par with what we might be used to, but…

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