Best Pies of the Keys

(Photo: Pinn Chirathivat) This spring I ventured slightly further south of Miami to a little strip off the coast of Florida otherwise known as the Florida Keys. If you haven’t been, I highly recommend for the following reasons: the bluest water I’ve ever seen, being a mere 90 miles from Cuba, and above all, the […]

Ranking Every La Colombe Drink from Best to Worst

If you’re a Penn student, you’ve probably heard of La Colombe. If you haven’t it’s the brightly colored coffee in a can sold at Wawa, Van Pelt’s basement and Whole Foods. While sold throughout the northeast, the brand is originally from Philly, and since coming to Penn I’ve become slightly obsessed. I’m a little ashamed […]

Best Subtle Asian Cooking Recipes to Impress Your Subtle Asian Dates

Just shot your shot on a Subtle Asian Dating auction post? Figuring out how to make a good impression on your first date? No worries! Join the sister Facebook group, Subtle Asian Cooking, for recipes that are perfect for showing your significant other that you have what it takes. I’ve personally tried a bunch of […]

The Best Fast Food French Fries, Ranked

French fries—the humble companion to fast food burgers, chicken sandwiches, and more. They’re golden, crispy, salty, and nearly universally loved. But while they can be perfect, french fries can also often disappoint when they’re soggy and cold.  However, I’d say that the most important thing about french fries is the number of unique options you’re […]

Bread and Brie: Trying the Latest New Food TikTok Trend

If your TikTok feed looks anything like mine, you’re always getting restaurant recommendations and cooking videos. Recently, I’ve seen lots of people stuffing a bread loaf with brie and melting it in the oven. Since I love both cheese and bread, it was a no-brainer that I had to try it for myself.  The ingredients […]

What I Learned Making Pasta From Scratch

After binge watching a billion TikToks this summer, I ended up coming across a video on homemade pasta. With Covid and the weather being gloomy this summer (it was monsoon season where I’m staying), my friend and I thought this would be a perfect indoor activity to attempt together. Besides the college cooking we do, […]

I Tried a Meal Kit Service, and So Should You.

Fresh, boxed, quality, cheap, and fast home-cooked meals delivered right to your door, where even the most accident-prone college student could whip up a 5-star meal.  Skeptical? So was the entire culinary world when Blue Apron made these claims back in 2012. The reviews? Mixed at best. But eight years have passed, and the pandemic […]

The Miracle Mushroom: Why I am Now Obsessed With Chaga

You’re walking through a white birch forest in upstate New York in the heat of July. Surrounded by identical birches, your friend that’s a little too into environmental science picks out a tree in the crowd. Without warning, your friend scales the tree and uses a hatchet to dislodge a dark mass protruding from the […]

Costco Cravings and Savings: Must-Get Snacks for Your Next Costco Run

Fellow Costco lovers out there may know that Costco is the place for buying snacks in bulk, but it can be intimidating stepping into that giant warehouse of goods and deciding which ones to take home. Plus, there’s the pressure of commiting to a family-sized pack of granola bars! But if you choose well, Costco […]

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 […]

New Trend Alert: Cronuts and Craffles

If you’ve never heard of a cronut, you’re missing out. Cronuts were created in 2013 by a New York City pastry chef, Dominique Ansel, and have skyrocketed in popularity in recent years. What is a cronut you may ask? It is a croissant-donut hybrid, bringing you the best of both pastries into one.The cronut is […]