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From Wheat to Bread: A Photo Essay on the Process of Breadmaking with Walla Walla Bread Co.

From Wheat to Bread: A Photo Essay on the Process of Breadmaking with Walla Walla Bread Co.

Caitlin Bergman

December 9, 2013

It's no secret that the average Whitman student has high expectations for a sandwich. In a small town amidst rolling wheat fields and extremely fertile ground, the colleges' location gives students easy access to fresh and local breads, arguably the sandwiches most crucial ingredient. The type of brea...

What I Ate Abroad in Northern India

What I Ate Abroad in Northern India

Shelly Le

December 9, 2013

I am forever in search of the perfect, steaming and sweet cup of Indian tea –– sweet, sticky and altogether not healthy for my sugar levels. A mixture of green cardamom pods, peppercorns, fennel seeds and ginger are added to milk and water and brought to a rolling boil. Once boiled, black tea leaves ...

Winter Recipes

Winter Recipes

Karah Kemmerly

December 9, 2013

The winter holiday season is my favorite time of year. I love lights and winter coats and drinking hot tea. Winter is also a great time to whip up cozy eats and holiday treats. I hope you have fun trying these simple winter recipes! Winter Fruit Salad I often have a fruit salad as a quick break...

What I Ate Abroad in Thailand: The Time I was Served Snake for Breakfast

What I Ate Abroad in Thailand: The Time I was Served Snake for Breakfast

Molly Johanson

December 9, 2013

On homestay trips during my study abroad program in Thailand, I almost always woke up long after my host family did. In the small farming villages in northeast Thailand, everyone gets up before the sunrise. Everyone except the farangs (foreigners), that is. This particular morning in early Septem...

What I Ate Abroad: Vienna

What I Ate Abroad: Vienna

Dylan Tull

December 9, 2013

When compared to the rich Middle-Eastern lamb kebab stands that crowd the streets of Vienna, the creamy Italian food that lies just over the border, or the delicate French cuisine located only a few hours west, Austrian food is somewhat bland. Layers of intricate flavor are just not the Austrian pri...

Brewing Cultures at Whitman

Brewing Cultures at Whitman

Sarah Cornett

December 9, 2013

Whitman College students are known for having creative and alternative interests. It is no surprise, then, that many have embraced a hobby that combines creativity with sustainable value: brewing beverages. In the past few years, the popularity of brewing beer, wine, kombucha or other beverages from their places of res...

Dining Halls through the Ages

Dining Halls through the Ages

Serena Runyan

December 9, 2013

Seventy years ago, 55 cents could buy you a dinner at Whitman's dining halls. Students from the '60s are pictured in Lyman Hall eating in suits, and diners used to be waited on. Despite these changes, dining halls have always served as a warm environment for the Whitman community to come together....

Off-Campus Cooking Adventures with Alton Brown

Off-Campus Cooking Adventures with Alton Brown

Evelyn Levine

December 9, 2013

When I was in middle school, I wanted to be a chef. I watched The Food Network almost exclusively and started a fund to buy a rice cooker. I read Anthony Bourdain's "Kitchen Confidential" and despised Sandra Lee and her "Semi-Homemade Cooking" show –– add one part middle-aged skinny blonde wom...

Secrets of Backcountry Cooking

Secrets of Backcountry Cooking

Luke Hampton

December 9, 2013

"Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew." One of the most quoted lines from the beloved "Lord of the Rings" trilogy is Samwise Gamgee raving about the many uses of potatoes. Sam and Frodo had been on the trail for months, and it's no wonder they began lusting after some of their delicacies from home. Just as Sam dreams of 'tate...

Drinks That Go With Your Major

Drinks That Go With Your Major

Aleida Fernandez

December 9, 2013

After a rough day in classes, it's nice to sit down with a cold drink. But what about a drink specifically tailored to your studies? After careful analysis, we have found these eight majors' next drink of choice. Psychology: Gin and Tonic Unofficial research has shown that drinking this cla...

Creativity in Dining Halls

Creativity in Dining Halls

Marra Clay

December 9, 2013

Although the food from Bon Appétit has a certain flair, some first-years are already searching for ways to put a twist on the goods in the dining halls. Using a variety of vegetables from the salad bar, cereals of every shape and color, and making Sundae Sunday every day of the week, Whitman students...

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