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Taking time to taste

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Dana Walden, Opinion Editor

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 permeates; it can be tasted before even touching your mouth. This is what I miss most about home: my...

Top 10 foods that are much better cooked

Maude Lustig, Lover AND Fighter

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 of foods to bring you the definitive list of the foods that you absolutely NEED to cook. Read on! ...

Olive prepares for holidays with cooking classes

Olive prepares for holidays with cooking classes

Daniel Kim

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, ranging from setting the Thanksgiving table to Valentine's Day desserts, and registration is almost full. ...

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...

Tips for rookie home cooks

Sam Adler

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: finding food and then eating it. While the less ambitious may be content with sucking on dried blocks...

A student’s guide to college cooking

Ellie Newell

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 a soup improvised from the contents of the fridge like nobody's business. For me, one of the hardest...

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

Kate Robinette

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 eating? Students may preach healthy eating, but when they find themselves hungry and facing ...

Thrifty Whitties: making sushi rice

Olivia Jones

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 like to get creative and make experimental or elaborate dinners. However, there are those weeks when...

Thrifty Whitties: How to make perfect rice

Olivia Jones

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 goes. However, I am passionate about rice, and when it comes to texture and consistency, instant rice...

Thrifty Whitties: Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Olivia Jones

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 rum. Who would have thought that butter, spices, hot water and rum would be delicious? When...

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

Olivia Jones

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 discovering those things you don't tell them about on the phone, the possibility of an eruption of...

Thrifty Whitties: Quick, tasty marinara sauce

Olivia Jones

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 want to cook some pasta. Whatever your reason, my Italian family recipe is cheap, quick and oh-so-simple....

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