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Eat Like a Gilmore Girl: Rory Pancakes

Post by Nandini Ahuja Breakfast is fuel for the day. It’s the most important meal of the day. The most! This is something the Gilmore girls take very seriously if “fuel” means “sugar” and “day” means “one hour.” To pay homage to this wise daily Gilmore ritual, I made Rory Pancakes. Rory, the show’s quietly quippy lead, loves her daily pancakes at Luke’s full of chocolate chips and sugar. I…

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Restaurant Review: Left Bank

Left Bank, 117 Perry Street; New York, NY 10014 Reviewed by Tess Sanders Left Bank’s Iron roast split chicken farro risotto, local mushrooms, pecorino West Village, New York $$$ The winter of my fifth year I took ice skating lessons in Barrington, Illinois. It was not a hobby that stuck, and we moved to Pennsylvania the next summer. What I remember of those lessons is what followed after: the pan-fried…


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…

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Discover the NEW Tastes of Fall

  They’ve done it. They’ve launched new fall flavors. Pumpkin Spice is still the rightful monarch of this café kingdom, but your favorite brand is adding some new faces to the royal court, and personally I’m pretty damn excited. Are you ready? On Wednesday they snuck two new drinks onto the menu in select cites throughout the United States. If you’re in a college town, you’re going to be treated…


Pesto and Playdough

by Shannon Moloney Suggested song to play while cooking/baking: Midnight Rambler by The Rolling Stones Despite the fact that I cook more than I bake, I still like to bake. I like actually using my hands and putting all the ingredients together; baking gives me a chance to let out my inner mad scientist that is always clawing to add passion to precision. However, not to fool you completely, this…


How to Love your Vegetables

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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Cacao: No Longer a Safe Word

By Lauren Doyle Cacao Mexicatessen Los Angeles, California Has Taco Bell ruined your faith in the glorious culinary tradition of Mexican food? Have you given up hope in the realization that you may never have a decent taco without driving hours to the border to get it? To you, hopeless Mexican food wanderer, if you did not understand my Portlandia-inspired title, I say, look no further than the traditional Baja-style…