Eating out is pretty much a staple of the college experience. The plethora of options at the dining hall can only sustain you for so long until everything starts to taste like the same processed crap. But while you may have settled for a few favorites (au bon pain’s caprese sandwich and Bagel Gourmet’s burritos were personal favorites), don’t miss out on some classic college food experiences that will prepare you for the real world…no seriously.
While I am all for putting on a production, when I have the time and money, sometimes I just don’t feel like it, and I turn to dishes that are ridiculously easy to make: ridiculously easy and delicious. I discovered this little gem a couple of years back, and it is still as simple and [...]
In honor of tomorrow’s holiday, tonight we are providing you with three shot recipes: three recipes that represent classic, time-honored dishes that, to many of us, represent Thanksgiving. Whichever one you try, if not all three, we, here at the Campus Companion, know you will be celebrating the holiday the same way we are: by [...]
Sometimes the Ramen option is tempting. When I’m grumpy and stressed out, chopping vegetables can be therapeutic. But I recognize that I am not like most college kids. Most college kids would probably rather order a pizza. Still, I’ve been there. There are nights when I simply can’t be bothered to cook. Sometimes I toss [...]
As colder weather rolls in, my kitchen starts filling up with heartier ingredients, and my cookbooks’ pages are marked and folded on chapters filled with recipes for stews, casseroles and warm baked goods. It’s funny how cuisine changes with the seasons, reflecting what grows that time of year, what is easy to prepare, what [...]
There are meals that are tangled inextricably with memories. Last spring, on a cloudless Sunday, one of my closest friends was trapped in her bed with an aching throat and a wicked cold. And Sundays were our days: in the afternoons we would linger over lunch and traipse down to the lawn behind our dorm [...]
Today, for the first time, Katie Greene and I are having a cook-off. We agreed upon a theme (cooking with canned goods) and an ingredient, (canned beans) and we’re taking off from there. Now I don’t know about you, but black beans make me think of one thing, and one thing only. In my freshman [...]
I came across this recipe after interviewing two former Peace Corps members about their dining experience in Yemen. Throughout the entire interview, they couldn’t help but go back to Al-Salta, which is the national dish of Yemen. Al-Salta is a chicken broth-based vegetable soup that is topped with a fenugreek mixture. It’s an extremely simple dish, but it’s also one that has a completely unique taste. It does not compare to any kind of soup I’ve ever tasted before, and I consider myself to be a bit of a soup aficionado.
I was sitting around the other day, thinking about cooking—don’t judge me—when I realized how lucky we are to have modern appliances. I mean, seriously, I would be lost without my microwave, I NEED coffee in the morning and how would I get my bagels to golden-brown perfection without a toaster? OK, so there are [...]
I have a secret. I have never cooked anything on a grill. I know, in theory, I can master it. I’ve watched my dad searing steaks since I was tall enough to see past his elbow; and during the summers he occasionally relinquishes control enough to let me tend to the coals on our little [...]