The Top 5 Easiest Things to Bring to Any Holiday Potluck

December 4, 2017, by Jane Herz, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

“Would you mind bringing something?” If you’re anything like me, those five words are the worst words you could possibly hear. It’s that time of the year, folks: the time for the dreaded holiday potluck. You know the drill. You’re invited over to your best friend’s house, or maybe it’s your crazy aunt’s family get-together […]

Thanksgivingstein’s Monster Mash-Up: Stuffing Eggs Benedict

November 27, 2017, by Sasha Cohen, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Approximately 12 hours after collapsing onto the couch and dramatically declaring that I couldn’t eat for a week, I cracked open the leftover-filled fridge in search of breakfast. My head said eggs. My heart said stuffing. But why, I asked, must the two remain separate? Thus came the creation of stuffing eggs Benedict. In my […]

Bachelor in Pizza-dise: A Perfect Date at Vero Cucino Rustico

November 13, 2017, by Spencer Arnold, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Following up on a recommendation from Mukshud Ahamed ’19 via email, I decided to branch out from Main Street cuisine and visit the restaurant Vero Cucino Rustico.  “Vero will put all else in the area to shame,” he wrote. Intrigued, I decided to visit. But with my typical date busy that night (about 800 miles […]

Bubby’s Blintzes: An Intergenerational Study in the Crown Jewel of the Jewish Culinary Tradition

November 7, 2017, by Sasha Cohen, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

My mother’s Bubby (Yiddish for grandmother, for the goy out there) was a terrible cook. While perhaps uncharacteristic of the traditional Jewish grandmother, her complete lack of culinary intuition and simultaneous love of cooking was endearing. Each time we visited her tiny apartment in the Bronx, she would sit us down at the dining room […]

How to Get Rid of Your Jack-o-Lantern

November 7, 2017, by Jane Herz, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

If you’re like any other human on this planet, you’re probably sick of hearing about all the pumpkin-themed foods that you can eat during the fall. Or maybe you’re one of those people who enjoy the pumpkin hype. Walk into any supermarket and everything is plastered with “pumpkin spice.” There’s pumpkin spice cream cheese, pumpkin […]

Grandma’s Seven Layer Bars

October 30, 2017, by Jane Herz, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Every Thanksgiving, my grandmother and I have the tradition of making seven layer bars for the rest of our family to enjoy for dessert. The recipe we use has been passed down from generation to generation, with my grandmother having learned the recipe from her mother. When my mom used to make them with my grandma […]

WesEats: A Definitive Ranking of the University’s Eateries by Meal

September 29, 2017, by Erin Hussey, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Are you a freshman just beginning to explore the Wes food scene? Did you work so hard on a paper this weekend that you forgot to eat and/or forgot where one goes to eat? Are you looking for someone to finally settle the ongoing argument between you and your roommate over the superiority of two […]

A Peek Into Tschudin’s Chocolates and Confections

February 6, 2017, by Kaye Dyja, Assistant Features Editor. 1 Comment

Rob Lucheme loves his chocolate. He loves his shop. But more than anything, Rob Lucheme loves bringing people into his little chocolate world. Lucheme was already chatting with a couple when I walked into Tschudin Chocolates and Confections on the corner of Main St. and Court St. Waving me over, Lucheme welcomed us three into […]

Recipe: Ragù Bolognese

January 26, 2017, by Nicole Boyd, Features Editor. Comments Off on Recipe: Ragù Bolognese

One morning, during my past semester abroad in Bologna, I went to breakfast with my suite-mates and a few of their friends. Each person in the group was from a different city in a different region of Italy. My roommate Connie, for example, was from an area near Milan, north of Bologna. My suite-mate Doriana, meanwhile, and […]

Brian O’Rourke: The Thinker Behind the Diner

October 27, 2016, by Jake Lahut, Features Editor. 1 Comment

O’Rourke’s Diner is the site of a perpetual pilgrimage, first for fans of owner Brian O’Rourke’s food, and later for those charmed by his eccentricity. From Gordie Howe in his Mr. Hockey golden years to spiced-up blow-hard restauranteur Guy Fieri, or even to the quiet old ladies in the booth with a view of a church tower, the pilgrims of O’Rourke’s all know […]

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