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Netflix food documentaries worth the binging

Netflix food documentaries worth the binging
October 11, 2016

Gastronomy is not something that usually comes to mind when one thinks of art. Cuisine has always been an indication of culture, however, within recent years, the culinary scene has revolutionized and...

Food, more wasted than college students realize

Example of food wast on the Chico State campus. Photo courtesy of Kala Kyle.
December 13, 2015

Take a peak in any garbage bin on campus - or in your own home - and there's a good chance you'll find food. Recently the issue of food waste has become illuminated due to books, documentaries and harsh...

Understanding different pasta varieties

Orcchiette, shells and rotini noodles. Photo credit: Grace Kerfoot
October 11, 2015

In all of its cheap and carbohydrate-heavy glory, pasta noodles are a staple to the college diet.Pasta understands when you have friend drama, bills to pay or midterms; pasta asks for nothing more in return...

Overlooked gems at the farmers market

Dates, left, fava beans and fennel are all farmers market delicacies that are a perfect addition to any shopping bag. Photo credit: Grace Kerfoot
April 28, 2015

There is definitely a romanticism to strolling the aisles of the Chico farmers market. With our reusable bags in hand, we go forth into the crowd rocking the look of a sustainable individual. But how many...

Readers, Digest: Rice-filled bell peppers

This colorful, crunchy dish is full of protein and fiber. Photo credit: Christina Saschin
May 3, 2014

Using a vegetable as a bowl is a fun way to present a dish. For this recipe, I put wild rice into a bell pepper to give it more color and to hold a shape. Wild rice contains more protein and fiber than...

Readers, Digest: Rosemary lemon baked chicken

Baked rosemary chicken with mushroom rice can bring a little zest to an evening. Photo credit: Christina Saschin
April 6, 2014

I am always impressed with how detailed Nicholas Sparks writes. After reading some of my favorite novels by him, such as "Dear John" and "The Lucky One," I wanted to make a dinner that takes a little bit...

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