By Sophia Yakumithis Trader Joe’s isn’t somewhere I frequently shop. The nearest one is about 45 minutes from my house, so picking up groceries is essentially a pilgrimage — a pilgrimage I’m willing to take, that is.  Given that it’s not just a quick run-and-done type thing, I pretty much only make the trek if […]

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By Alia Al-Chalabi I’ve been consistently inspired by Bon Appetit’s “Pantry Pasta” recipes. As an ode to that, I thought I would share my go-to pantry pasta, which includes Merguez sausage.  Merguez is an amazing type of North African sausage and is usually made of lamb or beef. It’s really common in Arab cooking and […]

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By Alia Al-Chalabi To me, sandwiches are the quintessential quarantine food. You may wonder what a perfect sandwich is considering there are endless varieties, but trust me: there are rules. No matter what kind of cold cuts or leftovers you stuff into that glorious piece of bread, you still have to follow some guidelines. Believe […]

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By Alia Al-Chalabi During quarantine, I’ve been eating a lot of dishes I would normally just let my mom handle. One thing I always love to eat is my mom’s borek, which is a traditional Turkish meat or cheese pie. I also love “sigara borek,” which is the same dish but rolled up (like a […]

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By Alia Al-Chalabi Being stuck in quarantine has given me a lot of time to cook and feel nostalgic towards all my favorite childhood dishes. Roasted chicken has got to be one of my favorite foods in the entire world, but in my family, we’ve never really called it roasted chicken. We lovingly called it […]

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By Aasha Amber Bhatnagar Thinking I would be able to go to Marciano Commons’ vegan station every day after returning from spring break, I went vegetarian. That was before we heard from the university about campus closures amid the coronavirus outbreak in Boston. If I could imagine any other scenario as to how this semester […]

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By Alia Al-Chalabi During times like this, we all need some serious comfort. And what better way to get you through self-quarantine than a comforting, home cooked meal shared with loved ones? Shepherd’s pie is the perfect comfort food to hunker down with after you’ve been stuck sitting at home all day, and you’ll be […]

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By Alia Al-Chalabi As we all sit inside in a state of quarantine, I can’t help but think about all the foods we can prepare using long-lasting ingredients.  If you’re one of the thousands of people stocking up on grocery items, this lamb stew with okra recipe includes a variety of ingredients you can keep […]

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By Liam Grogan One of the hardest adjustments when I entered college was learning how to adapt to a dining hall lifestyle.  I wasn’t worried about the “Freshman 15,” though. I’m just a guy looking for decent quality food and variety in his meals. And at the dining hall, the pickings were predictably slim. Despite […]

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