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“Pasta or chicken?”

By Lucy Walker October 23, 2011
So… how do we impact food? The wonderfully general and unhelpful answer would be: through our actions. But to actually figure it out, I’d like to look at one particularly unique situation of food found in cultures around the world. Airplane food. It would be unfair to assume that airplane food is a part of…

You are what you eat

By Lucy Walker October 23, 2011
But where’s the balance? When do we lose our power over food? When does food stop being compelling to us? And why does it all matter? If only I could answer all those questions in a blog post. Instead, I'll offer an example. Throughout high school, I was a star at getting in 3+ healthy…

You, Me & Noms

By Lucy Walker October 21, 2011
I recently spoke with an IC alumna who studied Culture and Communications here, but is now attending a grad program for food studies, an area similar to gastronomy. This field of graduate study has expanded in recent years, indicating either that my generation no longer wants to analyze poems or manipulate atoms to get a…

Pizza bagel disaster

By Lucy Walker October 2, 2011
I love bagels. I love pizza. Logically, it would make sense that pizza bagels therefore became a favorite summer snack in my childhood. And moreover, it would not be unlikely, after years of paying others to spread tomato sauce and cheese on a bagel and put it in a toaster oven, that I would try…

Good ol’ cheese no longer

By Lucy Walker October 1, 2011
This past spring for The Ithacan, I interviewed Scott Weiner, who started a pizza tour business in New York City. He only allows his tour participants to eat cheese slices, so they can judge properly between each establishment they visit. However, this professional pizza enthusiast named sausage, "good" mushrooms, and sometimes pepperoni as his favorite…

Where is the best pizza? (The ultimate culture-crossing cuisine)

By Lucy Walker September 30, 2011
Who decided to follow the baby calf's actions and first milk a cow? What was going through the mind of the world's initial sailor as he jumped onto his barge and hoped it would float? Or, my personal favorite, how did that one great caveman or woman decide there might be some point in rubbing…

An Ode to Easy Mac

By Lucy Walker September 20, 2011
Once upon a time, families sat together at dinner. They ate a great dish, that made no Kosher diner a sinner. Pasta, any type, in a casserole dish: oozy, gooey, cheesy; it had it all. The cheese kept it together and pulled it apart: bits not large, nor small. The pasta made better the cheese.…

Salt and vinegar chips

By Lucy Walker September 19, 2011
As I sitting here typing, I am eating a (delicious but not sufficient) bag of salt and vinegar chips given to me by a friend. It's one of the many times throughout my week where my stomach goes "No! Lucy, not fair. Feed me real food." In high school and college, American teenagers get a…

IC’s (Better Version of) Fourthmeal

By Lucy Walker September 16, 2011
I went to late night four consecutive times this week. As many times as you can go in a week. And I found that by the time I got around to Thursday, it just was not as exciting, nor was I hungry. But let's back-pedal to Monday so I can describe why I love late…

My version of Deadliest Warrior

By Lucy Walker September 13, 2011
Breakfast versus late night. My on-campus job is all into icebreakers. During our kick-off on Sunday, I got the question "What is your favorite meal?" Obviously, the answer is breakfast. Lunch and dinner can be melded together, served at the same restaurants. But breakfast has high quality establishments like International "We Never Undercook Eggs" House…

“Ugh, I am not ready to eat like a college student.”

By Lucy Walker September 10, 2011
This was one of my first thoughts when I moved back onto campus. Of the many things I looked forward to as I approached my return to IC, how and what I eat at college was just not one of them. At home, I only have to saunter down a flight of stairs to be…
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