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Food for Thought

By Sierra Maciorowski “It’s a little like Whack-A-Mole,” said Dean of Students Stacy Cohen. “You hit one and you get a point, and another one pops up.” Lunch options at SA have been anything but predictable over the past few years, and the administration’s search for reliability, like an arcade game, has been consistently repetitive. Although new options keep cycling through, some choices have remained constant, like Good Earth Catering. And, according to Stacy, that may also be the healthiest… Read More »

Annie Simon, 15

The Food Experience Food isn’t solely for sustenance: it’s a way of life. Although some people disregard meals and see them merely as necessary, I look forward to the parts of the day cut out to revel in the Earth’s bounty. I was raised to appreciate good food, to criticize it, and to enjoy it. I have loved food since I was young; when I was little, I wrote recipes and bought numerous cookbooks, and my mom and I baked… Read More »

Ellorine Carle, 16

Thank a Farmer Food, sustaining life for almost 4 billion years and counting. Now that’s reliability that you definitely cannot mass produce, genetically modify, or wrap in vibrant colored plastic. But somehow, beginning a mere hundred years or so ago, “modern” society forgot that food is what turned those little primitive protozoa into talking, walking, complex thinkers, that food caused wars, plagued societies, and allowed others to thrive. And now in the most technologically advanced era ever, food has become… Read More »

Get me a #6: Mom and Pop’s Sandwich Shop

Jacob Whiton, Staff Writer Having eaten there several times now, I’ve become a cheerleader for Mom and Pops Sandwich Shop on 4th street.   Knowing nothing about it initially, I was coaxed into trying it by a friend of mine who was keen to point out their selection of sandwiches named for local high school mascots (that includes the Mighty Panther).   You may have originally recognized it as Mr. Pickles, but the establishment has since defranchised and adopted the… Read More »

Peanut butter chocolate cupcakes

Paige Abrams, Staff Writer Can anyone resist the temptation of a match made in heaven: chocolate and peanut butter? These peanut butter chocolate cupcakes bring together the best of both worlds into a single small treat. This simple recipe uses boxed cake mix to keep things easy, but the homemade frosting makes these cupcakes truly special and amazingly delicious. Trick everyone into thinking that you are a master baker with these delicious desserts, or keep the batch all to yourself.… Read More »

Panera Bread

Isabella Froman, Staff Writer Food isn’t the only awesome thing about Panera Bread. Of course, the food is absolutely fantastic, but eating at the restaurant is half the fun.   The cafe/bakery is decorated in modern, earthy tones and artistically unique paintings. The toasty atmosphere makes it a great place for eating with the family, hanging with friends, or holding a study group meeting.   Instead of being seated at a table and serviced by a waiter like at a… Read More »

Crepe Daze satisfies both sweet and savory cravings

Celine Sargis, Staff Writer Walking into Crepe Daze, I had a clear vision in my mind of what it would be like: a typical French café, well, the American version of a French café. I imagined dark walls, little round table with two chairs on each side, and the smell of coffee in the air, kind of like a fancier Starbucks, but with a bitter short man at the counter with a funny mustache and an accent, rather than a… Read More »

Soul Food

By Marbeya Garcia-Bermudez Many people wonder what exactly makes healthy food good for your body and your taste buds. Nowadays, the taste of vegetables and fruits can be altered and improved through new recipes. Looking at a Whole Foods bag one might be attracted to the “Top 10 ANDI”. An ANDI score is “a number from 1 to 1000 that lets you know how nutritious your food is.” Additionally, the “highest scoring food has the most nutrients per calories.” The… Read More »