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The Art of Butter

Bri Garrett

Words and Photos by Marissa Wu

I typed "French butter" into the search engines of two of my favorite, reputable food websites. I researched "types of French butter" in Google and Google.fr. There wasn’t much to find, and my mind raced anxiously as I stood in the tram, left arm weighed down by two jars of compote de pommes, one kilo of sucre en poudre, one liter of glace  de la vanille, an expensive flask of maple syrup from Cananda, and of course, the source of my anxiety: two packets of beurre doux à teneur réduite en M.G. (60%). Thoughts were running through my mind a mile a minute. What did I just buy? Was it going to mess with my first attempt at tarte aux pommes fines? It was a lot of butter -- 500 grams -- what if it was the wrong stuff? I don’t want to have to stumble around in France telling the lady at the caisse that I don’t want this butter.

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Made in Madrid

Bri Garrett

Photos and words by Brianne Garrett

“I came, I saw, I conquered.”

I could easily say these words about my time Spain, Madrid specifically. But the truth is, I’d be lying. Spain has way too much to offer. A whole year, let alone the 4 months that I studied abroad in the country, isn’t nearly enough to explore everything that this amazing place has to offer.

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Eating Healthy on the Road: Ironic or Attainable?

Fred Chang

Photos by Caleb Ho, Words by Michaela Mazure

Eating healthy can be a challenge for anyone, but it is especially difficult when it comes to traveling. Gas station mini marts are stocked with sugary snacks, restaurant chefs have a heavy hand when it comes to salt, and coffee shop pastries are oh so tempting at those caffeine pit stops. So is eating healthy even fathomable when it comes to the road? My family trip to Rutgers University in New Jersey turns this oxymoron into a thing of the past with some simple snacking solutions.

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BU Students Explore Healthy Cooking at the GSU Farmers Market

Fred Chang

Words by Martina Fiorentini, photos by Marissa Wu

Whether you live in the dorms or were lucky enough to grab an off-campus apartment, finding food that’s tasty, healthy and, most importantly, cheap, is always the greatest struggle of the average college student. If you’re a fan of a healthy lifestyle, farmers markets are the right place for you to buy some groceries. Luckily, you can find one every Thursday from 11 am to 3 pm in front of the GSU. Recently, I had the chance to chat with some of the vendors to learn more about their products and their experience on campus.

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Food Adventures in New York Pt. 2

tastebu

Photos and Words by Fred Chang

After a night of binge-eating, I decided the morning after, why not more binge-eating? Even though it was storming outside, I would sooner jump off the Empire State Building than throw in the towel and not continue my food adventure.  So I hopped into a cab, and went back out for more desserts! I started with the furthest from where I lived, which was Dominique Ansel Bakery.

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Food Adventures in New York Pt. 1

tastebu

Photos and Words by Fred Chang

Hi, everyone! Hope your summer is going well! If you decided to click on this article, I’m assuming you have or are making future plans to go to New York! And if you do, I am excited for you; New York has so many different kinds of cuisines, dishes, restaurants, and bakeries to offer. You definitely won’t worry about going hungry in this city. To hopefully narrow down your options, I have included several of the bakeries and restaurants I went to in my most recent two-day visit at the very beginning of summer 2016, including six different bakeries and five different restaurants! So, without further ado, let’s get into my New York food adventure!

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