If you absolutely love the crunchy goodness that is granola, you’ll love this next piece of news: granola is extremely easy to make, way cheaper than whatever you’ll get at cafés, and potentially healthier than the other snacks you’d otherwise be snacking on, unless your de-stressing dessert is greek yoghurt or berries. Read more
Written, produced, and directed by John Favreau, the summer hit film Chef is very much his brainchild. Favreau also plays the protagonist, Carl, an innovative chef whose culinary creativity is stifled by his restaurant manager. After a mortifying altercation with a food critic goes viral, Favreau quits his job and starts a food truck in his hometown of Miami, rediscovering his passion for cooking and reconnecting with his young son on a multi-state road trip adventure back to L.A. The movie will give you your fill of celebrity sightings, with a plethora of A-listers occupying minor roles throughout the film: Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, and Robert Downey Jr. pop in and out of the plotline.
If “food is (but) fuel”, then eating clean is an unnecessary lifestyle choice. Fortunately, what we imbibe has an importance far greater than the kilojoules it provides. “You are what you eat,” and eating clean helps to make sure that what you put into your body is what your body needs, not what advertisers need you to want. Read more
What is an aromatic base? While your mind may not be familiar with the term, chances are your nose and mouth are. Aromatic bases are the fragrant aromas coming from the kitchen and the deep, rich flavors you taste in cuisines across the world. Interestingly enough, whether a dish is cooked in Italy or across oceans in India, it may share many of the same base flavors that make the taste so great. Throughout cultures, the bases may have different names, ratios, or ingredients, but their spirit is the same, as is often the preparation. Generally, cooking an aromatic base involves sweating its ingredients in a designated fat until the vegetables are transparent. Letting them brown or sizzle means they are not cooking to their full flavorful extent. But now, let’s take a closer look into the flavor combinations that drive our favorite foods.
Instant coffee is, in my opinion, a for-emergencies-only sort of purchase not unlike the strange canned food you keep in the pantry in case of a natural disaster that would preclude your going to the grocery store. It’s never a first choice, but it can come in handy under dire circumstances. Midterms often engender such circumstances: while cramming at some ungodly hour, you realize that no café on or off campus is open to provide a caffeine fix. Instant coffee sounds pretty damn appealing. Read more