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New Food? Always say yes

Josh Miller

May 25, 2020

Stinky tofu, octopus balls, convenience store sushi, caviar. The thing that ties all of these unique foods together is that I said yes to all of them, and I’m glad I did.  While I may not be rushing back to have seconds of all of them, they’ve all been a part of my culinary journey and have helped d...

Preserving more than just instant ramen

Ashley Song

April 14, 2020

I have a problem. Don’t be alarmed, it’s nothing life-altering or severe, and if you know me, it is probably old news. I really like instant ramen. And while I do admit it neither boasts any health benefits nor constitutes a sustainable diet, I can’t help but keep the pantry stocked.  I ...

An ode to Trader Joe’s

Writer Aileen Xue holds up a bag from Trader Joes.

Aileen Xue

February 26, 2020

I’m going to be blunt here: I love Trader Joe’s. From strolling along the aisles searching for coconut aminos or receiving amused chuckles from workers as my friends and I conducted part two of our prom photoshoot in the skincare and cereal aisles, there’s no other grocery store I’d rather call...

Breaking up with my food

Writer Diana Kohr holds a Hot Cheeto sadly.

Diana Xu

January 29, 2020

In middle school, I was one of those annoying kids who stood by the classroom door every day, ready to sprint to the lunch line for my bag of Hot Cheetos and fight anyone who stood in my way. Looking back at that girl now, I would have never thought that I would willingly push away the flamin’ hot sna...

I can’t believe I’m not vegan!

Writer Elena Williams shares her thoughs on her dietary choices.

Elena Williams

December 11, 2019

Ah, vegetarianism. The easy middle ground for those of us who aren’t quite comfortable with eating meat, but are a bit too attached to our grilled cheeses and milk chocolate to go full vegan.  I grew up more or less vegetarian in observance of my family’s religion. Like many Hindus, I eat no me...

Why junk food keeps me healthy

Writer Enzo Cabalitica uses junk food to keep himself healthy

Enzo Cabaltica

November 6, 2019

I can’t spend more than two hours without eating. I don’t like feeling hungry. While I eat my fair share of fruits and vegetables, I prefer eating junk food (who doesn’t?). My backpack is always filled with snacks and treats such as chips and cookies. My all-time favorite food comes from In-N-O...

Pearl milk tea and all it means to me

Writer Nicole Ong poses with her signature Pearl Milk Tea.

Nicole Ong

October 2, 2019

Boba: the quintessential drink of the Asian Baby Girl, a common topic in the widely popular Facebook group Subtle Asian Traits, and my primary source of calories. It is impossible to characterize Bay Area foodie culture without mentioning boba. Yet even with boba’s growing popularity, for me, it has alwa...

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