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This new trend of baking and cooking during online classes is started by Steinhardt junior Maurice Bensmihen. Catch his next dish on his Instagram @mauricebensmihen and Tik Tok maurice.bensmihen. (Photo courtesy of Maurice Bensmihen)

‘Bake n Zoom’: The Latest Quarantine Cooking Trend

By Ruhaan Mutsuddi, Staff Writer May 6, 2020

Let’s face it: Zoom classes are just not as engaging as the real thing. Perhaps you text your friends when you get tired of staring at your professor in their tiny Manhattan apartment; maybe you set...

This is a simplified version suitable for college students of my grandmother's seafood pasta. Follow a few simple steps for a grand meal in no time. (Staff Photo by Addison Aloian)

A College-Friendly Homemade Delicacy

By Addison Aloian, Deputy Culture Editor April 29, 2020

With COVID-19 calling for social distancing, being away from New York City is daunting for many students, so I’ve been trying to focus on the positives of this situation. The best part of being home...

Sugar, flour and butter - all the things that most of us have in our pantry. Following the recipes below, you can skip the dangerous grocery store and make yourself something delicious by adding only a few more ingredients. (Staff Photo by Lauren Gruber)

Easy Three-Ingredient Recipes

By Gaby Baldovino, Staff Writer April 22, 2020

With the COVID-19 outbreak transforming our ways of life. A trip to the grocery store is no longer a leisurely, somewhat-relaxing weekend activity. Instead, it is a high-stress, high-risk task that may...

These treats are made with Tik Tok chef @everydaychiffon's recipe for 5-ingredient chocolate chip peanut butter cookies. While its quality is still up for debate, the recipe is undeniably much easier to follow compared with those from Bon Appetit or Food Network. (Photo by Gaby Baldovino)

Hit or Miss: Five Ingredient Cookies from TikTok

By Gaby Baldovino, Staff Writer April 15, 2020

Since the dawn of quarantine, it seems that every single person on the internet who has never picked up a pan in their entire life is posting pictures of a loaf of banana bread or a plate of chocolate...

When taking infrequent trips to the grocery store, it’s best to buy nonperishables such as frozen meat or canned food  in large quantities. This is one of the steps to big batch cooking, an easy way to reduce unnecessary grocery trips and thus protecting your health along with safety. (Staff Photo by Leo Sheingate)

A Short Guide to Big-Batch Cooking

By Alex Christiano, Contributing Writer April 8, 2020

As we all try to stay healthy by staying home, grocery store trips remain one of the most essential reasons to leave your house, dorm or apartment. In an effort to reduce unnecessary grocery trips but...

Wasting precious grocery in a time like now is no wise option, with COVID-19 causing grocery store shortages and job layoffs. Nonetheless, the recipes below may offer you a solution to the perishables at the back of your fridge. (Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Recipes to Reduce Food Waste

By Lauren Gruber, Dining Editor March 25, 2020

Overstocked on aubergines during your quarantine grocery trips? Not sure how to make use of your $7 organic strawberries after they’ve gone mushy? Between COVID-19 causing food shortages and layoffs...

Wildair is a small natural wine bar in the Lower East Side. With its appeal of versatility, this place is an ideal place for a date, drinks with friends or a glass of wine enjoyed with some delicious snacks. (Staff photo by Alex Tran)

Lower East Side’s Secret Hideout: Wildair Wine Bar

By Matigan King, Contributing Writer March 11, 2020

After entering Wildair, a small natural wine bar on Orchard Street in the Lower East Side, it feels as though you have stumbled upon a gem hidden right under your nose. The music is loud; exposed brick...

Bacon, egg and cheese bagel can be the best cure after a crazy night. While you can get it anywhere from dining halls to food trucks, it is best at Tompkins Square Bagels. (Staff photo by Alex Tran)

An NYU Student’s Guide to Hangover Cures

By Gaby Baldovino, Staff Writer March 11, 2020

We’ve all been there. After taking maybe one too many shots at the club, you somehow punch into your dorm, pass out in your bed and wake up the next morning in your club clothes with a splitting headache...

A sign outside of Matto Coffee. The small shop is featured on our list of 5 or Less Eats that aren’t pizza. (Staff Photo by Alex Tran)

5 Under 5: Eat for $5 or Less Around Campus

By Ria Mittal, Staff Writer March 9, 2020

It’s hard to be a young college student in New York City for a lot of reasons. First on my list though, is the fact that food can be so damn expensive. None of us can afford to consistently drop around...

Lupa is a small Italian eatery on 170 Thompson St. Providing cheese-laden food with plenty of vegan-friendly options, this restaurant can help you find alternatives that actually taste good. (Staff photo by Alex Tran)

Get by Without by Chloe: The Best Vegan Foods

By Ruhaan Mutsuddi, Staff Writer March 4, 2020

One of the most challenging parts of veganism is finding alternatives that actually taste good and maintain the integrity of beloved animal product dishes — like jackfruit pulled pork, cashew cheese...

The Fried Chicken Sandwich and Phat See Eiw are both served by Uncle Boons. This new Asian-fusion restaurant is located in Little Italy. (Photo by Ria Mittal)

Doesn’t Get Finer Than Thai Diner

By Ria Mittal, Staff Writer March 2, 2020

I am the biggest fan of Thai food. Any Thai takeout place, restaurant and lunch special worth talking about has been tried and tested by yours truly. So when I heard that the team behind Uncle Boons, a...

These gourmet Pop-Tarts are made from Bon Appetit's recipe featured in the YouTube series

I Tried Making Gourmet Pop-Tarts in My Dorm

By Mia Karle, Contributing Writer February 26, 2020

Bon Appetit’s popular YouTube series “Gourmet Makes” follows chef Claire Saffitz and her quest to make ordinary snacks — like Oreos, Pringles and Ben & Jerry’s — into gourmet treats from...