The Tyranny of Starbucks

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November 18, 2015

By Kylie Torres Who cares about a red cup? Let’s focus on spelling. Honestly, this red cup drama has gone far enough. How about we talk about some real Starbucks news, like how they spell your name. This past summer I had the opportunity to travel in Ireland, the UK, France, and Spain. While in each country, I was sure to stop by a few Starbucks locations. Seeing how the…

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Sneaky Little Bastards! Poisonous Plants Disguised as Everyday Foods

  by Alex Castanon If you suddenly get the intense urge to live off the land and explore your roots, be very careful what you pop into your gob because some of the seemingly innocent looking flora out there in the wild are actually wickedly poisonous! They seem all innocent and sweet but then WHAM! You are hit with some of the deadliest poisons in the world. And these plants…

September 25, 2015
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How to Love your Vegetables

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September 18, 2015

By Gabriele Boland If you’re like me and become gluten-free, you may experience the stages of grief while you mourn for your life full of crusty breads, delicious bagels, and glorious, glorious pizza. You may try to hold on to everything that is gluten-free and familiar in your life (Snickers are gluten-free! So are Tostitos and french fries!) Yeah, no. It’s time, (even if you’re not allergy-ridden), to at least…

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The Best and Worst Food at a Birthday Party

  There’s more than one important September birthday in the Sporkiverse. My good friend and article sharpener of this publication, Bailey James, is turning 24 today. Instead of telling her all about what it’s like to be that age, I’ve created a short guide for an ideal party-food situation (note: being 24 is a lot like being 23, but mostly you kind of wish you were 25.) Happy birthday, Bailey!…

September 9, 2015
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Book Review: Kitchens of the Great Midwest

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August 31, 2015

“What is it about?” “What makes it so good?” “Why should I read it?” These are all normal, valid questions that frustrate me when it comes to Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal. I just want to yell at people to read it—which I do. I routinely scrounge and buy copies to give away at a moment’s notice. But I would be admitting failure as a publishing…

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Seven Ways to Turn Your Food Allergy into Food Awesomeness

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August 25, 2015

I can’t tell you how often people start eating something in front of me, see me, and cringe. “I feel so bad you can’t have this!” or, “I could never survive not being able to eat this!”. The sympathy is welcome of course, as it’s better than apathy or someone flicking breadcrumbs at my gluten-hating body. But to be completely honest, it’s not so horrible having food allergies. Actually, there…

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(Food) Of Montreal: Part Two

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August 19, 2015

Stephanie’s Montreal food adventure continues! Don’t forget to check out Part One for the full story. Day Two At the recommendation of my friend and fellow Sporker Molly, we woke up early and ventured through winding residential streets of Parisian architecture to Rue St-Viateur, walking along the Esplanade (like at home in Boston!) under the shadow of Mount Royal itself. Molly had suggested Rue St-Viateur Bagels, a chain of scrumptious…

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(Food) Of Montreal: Part One

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August 18, 2015

My stomach suffers from just as bad of a case of wanderlust as my heart, soul, and mind do. So when I took a road trip recently with friends to Montreal, Canada, for the first time, we were excited beyond words for all of the alluring food options that awaited us after a five-hour drive and hour-long wait at the U.S.-Canadian border. While this article is a brief snapshot of…

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