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Rosemary’s Poetry Corner

Rosemary Hanson

May 1, 2014

If Robert Frost Were as Lazy as I. The hell are you? I think I know, but I could be mistaken though, for freezer-burn works to obscure that which you were three months ago.   I almost think I can recall a stir-fry made in early fall that fell behind the ice-cream tubs ...

Getting in Touch with my Other Heritage

Getting in Touch with my Other Heritage

Aleida Fernandez

March 12, 2014

Growing up I have always been identified - and truthfully, often have identified myself - as Cuban. I am one half Cuban from my dad's side, and from that half I inherited my outward appearance: olive skin, almond-shaped eyes, thick eyebrows, "Latina curves," loads of leg hair. I am also one half W...

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...

Letter from the Editor: Circuit Issue 9

Letter from the Editor: Circuit Issue 9

Shelly Le

December 9, 2013

One of my earliest childhood memories is of stealing raw dough that my mother had left to rise on our kitchen table to make bánh bao (Vietnamese pork steamed buns). I remember pinching off three small pieces and running to hide under my parents' bed in the room next door to quickly gobble down ...

Quiz: What Excessive Holiday Dish Are You?

Andy Monserud

December 9, 2013

American tradition is loaded with food. All of our holidays, especially in the latter half of the year, mandate feasts heavy on meat, potatoes and sugars. Which narcolepsy-inducing family meal are you? When you go to lunch in the dining hall, you... A. Make a beeline for the sandwich line. Deli meat ...

Meet Owners of The Colville Street Patisserie

Meet Owners of The Colville Street Patisserie

Shelly Le

December 9, 2013

I don't think I'm the only one who has an obsession with the Colville Street Patisserie –– ask almost anyone around campus and you'll likely only hear raves about this beloved French pastry and coffee joint. Sophomore year, two of my closest friends and I went to the Patisserie every Saturday...

Gym Culture on Campus

Bill Landefeld

November 21, 2013

When you look at a banana, what do you think? Do you think, "Man, that banana looks really tasty. I think I am going to eat it"? Or do you think, "Man, that 100-calorie banana with 27 grams of carbohydrates, 15 grams of which are sugars, loaded with potassium, vitamin B6 and vitamin C, will be a great...

Glean Team Harvests for the Community

Glean Team Harvests for the Community

Lachlan Johnson

October 17, 2013

The school years is well under way, but members of this summer's Food & Hunger SCORE are still working to address food instability in Walla Walla by founding the Whitman Glean Team. By picking the fruits and vegetables around the Walla Walla Valley, which would otherwise be left in the field...

Fall’s Worst Fusion Foods

Elena Aragon

October 10, 2013

Pumpkin and Blue Cheese –– Pumpkin added to good ole blue cheese brings polar opposites together in one scrumptious taste. Allspice Cheese Cake –– Looking for something sweet? Well this isn't for you. This dessert is the perfect combination of super spicy and no flavor. Eggnog with Acorns ––...

Panel Ruminates on Food at Global Studies Symposium

Panel Ruminates on Food at Global Studies Symposium

Keenan Hilton

February 27, 2013

This Saturday, Feb. 23, students, faculty and community members met in Maxey Auditorium to participate in the fifth annual Global Studies Symposium. The topic of the day was food. According to Professor of Religion and Ball Endowed Chair of Humanities Jonathan Walters, director of this year's symposium, food came up repeatedly during the annual Global St...

Aquaponics best means to increase local food

Danielle Broida

December 6, 2012

Food justice has quickly become the latest environmental buzz. "Eat local" campaigns have spread across the nation, seen primarily in the rise in farmers' markets from 1,755 markets in 1994 to over 7,864 in 2012. However, local alone does not mean sustainable or good. Bon Appétit, marketed as "food services for a sustainable future," has noticed the ...

Analyzing women’s (mal)nourishment in Sikkim

Shelly Le

October 31, 2012

Indian food is delicious, there's simply no argument against it. Naan, dal (lentils), rice, paneer (cheese with the consistency of tofu), chana (chickpeas), and chapatti (flatbread) are all yummy and nutritious in varied quantities. Yet in spite of India's rich food culture, the percentage of malnourished...

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