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Taking time to taste

Illustration by Hannah Paul
May 8, 2020

As I write this, I am sitting on my back porch in Tennessee; my mamma is grilling buns and okra while the bbq is cooking in the crockpot inside. I can smell her bbq, even through thick walls. Good food...

Top 10 foods that are much better cooked

November 11, 2019

Since the discovery of fire many years ago, people and things that look like people have been throwing shit on the flames and seeing what they get back. We here at The Wire have gone through thousands...

Olive prepares for holidays with cooking classes

Olive prepares for holidays with cooking classes
November 20, 2014

November means many holidays are just around the corner, but it also means another year for Olive Marketplace and Cafe's annual Open Kitchen: Holiday Cooking Series. The series includes five classes,...

Secrets of Backcountry Cooking

Secrets of Backcountry Cooking
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...

Tips for rookie home cooks

September 27, 2012

It's no longer the very beginning of the school year, which means that many upperclassmen have settled into their quirkily-named off-campus houses and are perhaps coming to terms with a new challenge:...

A student’s guide to college cooking

March 13, 2012

I'm a pretty simple cook. If you absolutely need a recipe for something to turn out well, chances are I'm not going to attempt it. That said, I successfully feed myself and my housemates and can whip up...

Off-campus students weigh options to cooking healthy meals on budget

Johnny Zimmerman '11 (left), Curtis Reid '10 (center) and Ali Schlueter '11 (right) prepare curry and enchiladas in their off-campus homes.  Photo by Brandon Fennell
February 17, 2011

For two years, Whitman students have access to prepared healthy food options at least three times a day via Bon Appétit meal plans. But what do students do after those first two years of obligatory responsible...

Thrifty Whitties: making sushi rice

November 17, 2010

My housemates and I split dinner duty, so each of us cooks one meal per week and--supposedly--each of us cleans up after one meal per week. Since this equates with only cooking once per week, we often...

Thrifty Whitties: How to make perfect rice

November 4, 2010

Until I came to college, I was unaware that such a thing as instant rice existed. When I first tried it, I was pleasantly surprised. It is hard to mess up, quick and perfectly acceptable as far as rice...

Thrifty Whitties: Roast Pumpkin Seeds

October 28, 2010

My housemates and I decided to celebrate Fall Day this week. This wonderful new holiday is devoted to autumnal activities and drinking hot, spiced beverages such as mulled wine, hot chocolate and hot buttered...

Thrifty Whitties: Prep for Parent’s Weekend – Spaghetti Aglio e Olio with Roast Summer Squash

October 14, 2010

It's close to that time of year again as Family Weekend looms. The crisp fall air is imbued with an aura of possibility: the possibility to finally get a meal on-campus, the possibility of your parents...

Thrifty Whitties: Quick, tasty marinara sauce

September 23, 2010

Maybe you have a dinner date coming up, a chance to impress upon your lady or gent of choice that you are fabulously date-able; maybe you want to feed 20 people for about 20 dollars; or maybe you just...

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