Pike Quenelle (Quenelle de Brochet)

By Billy Pierre, Staff Writer Whether you believe it or not, we are at the end of the semester. Many of you will travel – at least I hope so. So, if you are lucky to find yourself in France, consider making the trip to Lyon. I had the opportunity to visit this beautiful city last year, during a study abroad program. The experience was second to none, thanks to […]

Company and Cuisine: The Social Phenomenon of Brunch

by Daisy Jasmine, Staff Writer Over this past spring break, I had the unique opportunity to travel to San Diego with a fellow Das Tor writer and attend a new food festival: specifically, a one-day convention devoted to brunch, called BrunchCon. Food festivals are no new concept, of course, and in recent years, classic and […]

Alumni Spotlight: Thunderbird for ‘Goodful’

By Rick Beitman, Guest Writer Thunderbird draws people with myriad career aspirations, be they government, corporate, nonprofit, NGO, or entrepreneurship. However, one unifying factor among many T-Birds is an altruistic desire to do good in the world. Entrepreneur and Thunderbird alum Danielle Rinderknecht, class of 2014, is no exception to that rule, as she strives to […]

A Vegetarian Thanksgiving

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By Mackenzie Pedersen, Staff Writer Take a moment to imagine your annual family Thanksgiving. Notice the smile that’s on your face? Just hearing the word ‘Thanksgiving’ elicits many memories in one’s mind and savory flavors on one’s palate. This American holiday is taught from a young age as a time at which people give thanks […]

Viaggio nel Tempo in Italia: Time Traveling in Italy

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By Amanda Cardini, Staff Writer For my entire life I have heard my parents reminisce on their first trip to Italy together. They were newlyweds, and my dad’s “Nonno” had asked them to accompany him on one of his annual trips to his hometown Chiavari, a small town by the Cinque Terre in the Liguria […]

Get Out of Glendale: Food & Culture Festivals Edition

By Lauren Herber, Editor-in-Chief Like most Thunderbirds, I love attending cultural festivals, trying new foods, and experiencing international traditions. Luckily, I’ve lived in several cities the past of couple of years that have allowed me to engage in these types of activities. I moved to Phoenix last August from Boston, and when I first got […]

The Gastronomy Boom of Peru

By Laura Aviles, Staff Writer There is a one-week food fair that brings together more than 450,000 people from different parts of the world to taste the traditional dishes from every region. At the fair is a farmer that sowed and harvested potatoes, corn, and yucca and who now can export his produce to different […]

Pesticides, Get Out of Glendale: The Organic Food Movement

By Lauren Herber, Co-editor Yesterday was the third annual celebration of the Uptown Phoenix Farmers Market. Though I’m not typically much of an organic eater due to financial reasons, I figured I’d check out the festivities since they weren’t far from where I live and I generally don’t say no to midweek pick-me-ups. Upon arrival […]

Get Out of Glendale: Phoenix Farmers’ Markets

By Lauren Herber, Staff Writer Farmers’ markets are a trend that has been growing in popularity around the country. Within the past couple of years, curiosity about what goes into the foods that we consume (and the often terrifying answers) has grown, leading to an increased awareness about the chemicals and hormones that we’ve been […]

El Día de los Muertos

By Lauren Herber, Staff Writer On Sunday, October 25, I attended Phoenix’s fourth annual Día de los Muertos festival. The event, which took place in Steele Indian School Park, featured live music and dancing, food, art, face painting, and much more. The festival was full of families celebrating this aspect of Mexican culture. El Día […]