A Love Letter to Mint Kitchen, Gone Too Soon

The first time I went to Mint Kitchen, I was waiting outside for my best friend. She had already been to the restaurant and was eager to share her find. We were used to...

The Joys and Responsibilities of Being a Restaurant Regular

A little nameless shack just beyond the train tracks that cut through my mother’s hometown in Feng Yuan sells some of the best potstickers I’ve had in my 21-year-long, dumpling-filled life. For years, I...

The Meal That Got Me Through Quarantine

While quarantine has allowed me to tap into many hobbies I never had time to explore previously, my favorite is cooking. I’ve used my extensive free time to get creative in the kitchen, curating...

‘Bake n Zoom’: The Latest Quarantine Cooking Trend

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...

A College-Friendly Homemade Delicacy

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...

How Student Takeout Habits are Altered by COVID-19

Using takeout and delivery services is a privilege that has shifted greatly in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The restrictions on in-restaurant dining in New York and beyond have caused food delivery services...

I Discovered the Joy of Bread Baking in Quarantine

If I could explain the phenomenon of baking bread during the pandemic, I would. Maybe it has to do with the primitive feeling of kneading a ball of dough. Or perhaps it's the patient...

Easy Three-Ingredient Recipes

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 take hours...

Hit or Miss: Five Ingredient Cookies from TikTok

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...

A Short Guide to Big-Batch Cooking

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...

Quarantine Cooking, Done Simply

Like many NYU students, I found myself abruptly evicted from my dorm and back at home for the rest of the semester. During these turbulent times, I find that one of the best ways...

Recipes to Reduce Food Waste

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 left and right, now...
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