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Pasta is just one of many dishes that can be made using items from the Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry.

Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry provides plenty of meal possibilities!

Connor McPherson and Ian Hilton // November 17, 2021

Chico State students run into many obstacles when leaving home and going to school for the first time. Being away from your family can be hard on its own. It’s made tougher when you have to pay rent,...

Taqueria Ramirez, photo by Noah Herbst, taken Nov. 15, 2021

A guide to Chico taco trucks: Local cuisine through student eyes

Noah Herbst, Reporter // November 16, 2021

Taco Trucks: havens of greasy, authentic and inexpensive Mexican food. These meals-on-wheels businesses can be found with relative ease, and Chico is no exception. For students on a budget, taco trucks...

Market Aisle

Eating Like Adults

Devonte Barr, Photographer // November 11, 2021

Does it ever cross your mind where your food comes from? Or maybe, less about the food and more about why what’s offered is an option? It's overdue that we impose changes in the way the food industry...

bowl of food

Hey, did you know I’m vegan?

Thomas Stremfel, Opinion Editor // October 29, 2021

To this day, few things give me more joy than derailing conversations to remind people of my veganism. It’s easy to poke fun at myself, but there are few subjects that genuinely fascinate me as much...

Chocolate chip cookies you wish were yours. And now can be!

So long, summer! Celebrate the conclusion of the cookie countdown

Ian Hilton, News Editor // October 23, 2021

Every autumn, my heart lifts a bit higher. I don’t like being cold or rained on, the days turning darker are depressing and rounding up gifts for the holidays is a stressor. However, this is the season...

Chimichurri on cornflour empanada

End boring meals with cheap Chico chimichurri

Shae Pastrana, Reporter // October 12, 2021

The best things in life take time. They can also make a mess. But if that mess is a kitchen creation that makes every sandwich, pizza and taco burst with flavor, it’s worth thanking the community for...

Grilled hanger steak marinated as carne asada. Photo by Ian Hilton.

Hooked on hanger steak

Ian Hilton, News Editor // October 9, 2021

For college students, food must be affordable. Help from CalFresh is undeniably beneficial, however  stretching that dollar is a necessity for us. Once in a while, we need to treat ourselves. If...

Chilaquiles ready to eat.

¡Viva chilaquiles for Mexican Independence Day!

Javier Hernandez, Reporter // September 16, 2021

More than 200 years ago, Mexicans started their journey for independence against Spain. After countless years of allowing Spain to be in charge, the Mexican people were tired of the corruption. Now on...

Honey mustard, bacon, pickle and provalone crispy chicken sandwich with fruit salad. Photo by Ian Hilton, 9/8/2021.

Crispy chicken in a bun: crunchy, salty and honey mustard sweet

Ian Hilton, News Editor // September 10, 2021

KFC does it, McDonald’s does it, Wendy’s, Popeye’s, Chick-fil-A and even Taco Bell does it. Corporate food chains have capitalized on what Americans have craved since time immemorial: the crispy...

Sesame, herb and parmesan breaded cod, corn salsa and steamed green beans.

Breading better

Ian Hilton, News Editor // September 3, 2021

Welcome back, Wildcats! Transitioning back to in-person classes has been a challenge, so let’s simplify a versatile kitchen technique – breading. By “breading,” we’re talking about coating...

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