Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. Truth be told, the only reason I’m still able to be on time for 8 a.m. lectures is the growling stomach that wakes me up every morning. The West dining hall offers a plethora of options for breakfast. Ranging from the make-your-own pancake bar to the standard scrambled egg and ham, from the omelet station to various baked goods, all your cravings can be met with just one meal swipe. For me, though, no matter how many options there are in the dining hall, there is one thing I must have every morning—toast.
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.
The dynamic duo - Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette - gave TasteBUds a peek into their two restaurants Toro and Little Donkey:
A peek into Toro:
TasteBUds: What about Spanish cuisine inspired you both to create the concept of Toro? Was it a specific ingredient, dish, Spanish chef, etc.? Jamie: Spanish food is all about ingredients, energy and passion. KO was influenced by cooking and traveling in Spain, and I fell in love with the style of eating.
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.
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!
We’ve all had those days when we get super hungry, but do not feel like spending all afternoon in the bustling dining hall. It’s 12:00pm, your stomach is rumbling, and you check the BU food app and let out a sigh because it looks like you’ll be eating cereal for lunch again… if you can even find a table.
You could do that, or you could enter a spacious, clean dining room with food made right in front of you and no lines. Lucky for you, it is the same price as going to Marciano Commons, Warren, or West, plus a dining point. This dining hall is located on the 3rd floor of the Florence and Chafetz Hillel House, located at 213 Bay State Road.
A lifelong question that you may have been asked is, “which came first, the chicken or the egg?”
Eaten by almost everyone for breakfast, hidden during Easter, and extremely useful for most baked goods and custards, eggs themselves are a very special ingredient. Whole eggs are used for omelets, and can also be fried, poached, scrambled, or boiled. Every egg contains three parts: the shell, yolk, and the white. All three can be used in different ways in cooking.