Global Cuisine Just in Time for Fall: Ropa Vieja

By Jake Strickler, Staff Writer A little backstory on me: in a previous life, before making the decision to walk the hallowed halls of this institution, I spent four years running a couple of Cuban restaurants. During this time, I learned that the really cool thing about cooking and serving regional cuisine is that, if […]

Sun Creek Food Club

By Chaitra Somasundar, Staff Writer The aroma of delicious food pervaded the entire house as we walked into our first Sun Creek event. We excitedly ran to the kitchen to see what was being cooked for dinner. The sounds of music, chatter and laughter filled the hallway in the meantime. When delicious dinner was served, […]

Global Cuisine: Pathisahpta Pitha

By Sanghita Dey, Staff Writer Today’s global cuisine article is focused on Pathisahpta Pitha, a Bengali desert. It is traditionally prepared during Bengali New Year. Pathisahpta reminds me of Poush Sankranti days – the Bengali New Year – at my grandparents house. There would be a feast for three days and my Dida (my grandmother) […]

Global Cuisine: Rum Cake

By Jessica Knutzon, Co-editor Traditionally rum cake is known for being a traditional Caribbean holiday-season dessert. The recipes vary from region to region, including variations that include walnuts, raisins, sultanas, and other dried fruits. Tortuga is notably the most famous prepackaged rum cake brand. The company started in 1984 in the Cayman Islands and ships […]

Global Cuisine: Spaghetti Squash

By Jessica Knutzon, Co-editor Many people have never heard of this great fruit… its cousin, butternut squash, seems to get all the attention. Don’t get me wrong, all squashes are delicious, but spaghetti squash can be used to substitute, well, spaghetti. That’s right. Spaghetti! One cup of spaghetti squash has about 30 calories, is low […]

Global Cuisine: Pisco Sour

By: Jessica Knutzon, Features Editor Pisco is a brandy that is produced in both Peru and Chile, varying in quality and alcohol content. Most people consume this spirit by drinking the popular drink pisco sour. For years, Peru and Chile have fought over where pisco sour originated and which country has perfected the beverage. Peruvian […]