An Interview With Gunner Gislason

( Meet Gunnar Gislason, world-renowned chef and restaurant owner. After opening his restaurant, Dill, in 2009, it has won Iceland’s “Restaurant of the Year” every year until 2016, when he moved to New York with his family to work at Agern in Grand Central Terminal. Under his supervision as head chef, Agern earned its first […]

An Interview with Dominique Ansel: Pastry Pioneer

With Penn being so close to New York City, you might unexpectedly find yourself in the city every now and then. While a trip into the city calls for sightseeing tourist attractions and shopping on 5th Ave, one of my personal favorite things to do is explore its expansive food scene. In my most recent […]

5 Places to Satisfy Your Asian Food Cravings (near campus)

Are you on-campus and looking for that perfect Asian meal/snack? Are you at home, but want the run-down on all the fun Asian food near campus so you can start planning your meals ahead of time? I’ve got you covered. Although I’ve only experienced the Penn/Philly food scene for a couple months, I’ve found plenty […]

Get To Know Gourmand: The Podcast for Today’s Foodies

Meet Alaina Chou and Maggie Tang, the cohosts of Gourmand – their passion project turned podcast that highlights  the stories of leaders in the food industry (the first episode is out! Listen on  Spotify or Apple Podcasts)! Brought together by their love of food – they did in fact meet through Penn Appetit – juniors […]

Fishtown Crawl

Fishtown is a hike. We get it. So why not consolidate trips, hop on the Market-Frankfort Line, and make a whole day of it? That’s what I did this fall with Justine (Photo Director) and Katherine Ku (Culinary Director). First stop: a hearty breakfast at Suraya! Pastries upon pastries and of course a couple rose-topped […]

Best Hidden Gems on Baltimore Just a short walk from campus (Seriously, the walk is shorter than you think!) is an amazing hub of world cuisine on Baltimore Avenue, all between 40th and 50th street. One can enjoy authentic Laotian, Mediterranean, and Indian food in addition to American comfort foods like pizza and ice cream. So step aside, Fishtown: […]

The Cheapest Michelin-Starred Restaurant in Tokyo?

Eating out at a Michelin-starred restaurant will cost a fortune right? Wrong! Hidden in the alleys of Shimbashi, Hirosaku* serves one of the most valuable kappo lunch in the country of Japan. Hirosaku* is awarded one Michelin star from the Michelin Guide as well as the Tabelog Bronze Award. It’s run by Satoshi Watanabe who […]