Bringing Back the O(h!) in Avocado Toast

Chances are, if you could pick one food to represent the entire millennial population, you’d probably go for the classic avocado toast — overpriced yet underwhelming, where mashed avocado is spread haphazardly on a slice of sourdough toast and sold for upwards of $7. Now, I have to admit, I’m not the biggest fan of […]

5 Ways to Spice Up Your Ramen Game

Whether you’re last-minute cramming for an exam at 3 AM or simply too lazy to walk those few hundred feet to the dining hall, ramen is a staple in many college students’ lives. The tender bite of the noodles along with the umami rich broth simple renders this food irresistible. However, if you consume ramen […]

Reliving Quarantine Food Trends Through the Holidays

As much of the American young adult population unexpectedly found themselves in a lifestyle of seclusion in March, an interesting phenomenon arose. Naturally, out of no longer knowing how else to spend one’s time, people everywhere began tirelessly … whipping coffee.  But this was just the beginning.  Home kitchens suddenly became populated with sourdough starter, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bring Your Own “Biner”

A few little while back (pre-COVID) I visited Dartmouth…anyone who’s talked to me since then knows I’m more than a little obsessed. All I’m going to say is their library cafe’s scones are out of this world and they have their own ski slope. (Somewhat) more importantly, however, like Penn, Dartmouth has a complicated relationship […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Banana Nice Cream

Creamy, sugary, delicious goodness—ice cream is probably one of the most iconic and popular desserts in America. It has come to permeate our culture in references from ice cream sundaes and banana splits to just about anything à la mode. However, with Earth Day just a few days away on April 22nd, it’s important to […]

Your Fail-Proof Grocery List, COVID-19 Version

Grocery shopping ranks high as one of my cherished rituals. Navigating through the aisles, scanning the shelves, and my favorite part, stocking up the fridge with the groceries is a process I relish and enjoy. Obviously, with the current pandemic, grocery shopping has become stressful. Is it even safe to shop for groceries? How exactly […]