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The capirotada coming out of the oven.

Capirotada: A Mexican tradition that never disappoints

Javier Hernandez, Social Media Editor // April 18, 2022

Capirotada is known by many as the “Mexican” bread-pudding. In essence the comparison makes sense, but the two dishes are essentially different.  Capirotada is popular during Lent and Good...

Graphic by Jolie Asuncion.

My silent struggle: a letter to my brain, body and aching hunger

Jolie Asuncion, Multimedia Editor // April 15, 2022

Last year, I relapsed. I was battling with my body, a silent struggle that defined my eating disorder. Since high school, I've fought with an eating disorder. For me, it came in waves. I'd have phases...

My full presentation of huevos rancheros.

Nothing beats Huevos Rancheros at the top of the morning

Javier Hernandez, Social Media Editor // April 8, 2022

“Huevos rancheros” translates to ranch eggs, which makes sense considering the history behind this traditional Mexican dish. When I say ranch eggs, I mean in the form of livestock, not the buttermilk-based...

Wal Riek in his element at Broadways

San Diego native spices up Chico with his authentic cuisine

Javier Hernandez, Social Media Editor // February 21, 2022

Wal Riek, a local business owner, is known for his unique but authentic soul food and urban cuisine. This is something he says the community of Chico has been missing. Riek came to Chico State in 2014...

Jose and Jovito Hernandez outside of their shop.

From the 664 to the 530, a father-son duo brings authentic Tijuana taste to Chico

Javier Hernandez, Social Media Editor // January 31, 2022

J’s Tacos and Beer emulates authentic Tijuana cuisine here in Chico. Jose Hernandez and his father Jovito Hernandez run their business together. This journey didn’t start here in Chico. It originated...

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...

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...

The Drunken Dumpling gang, ready to please your palate.

Chico restaurant displays dynamism during California wage increase

Ian Hilton, Reporter // February 24, 2021

Restaurant owners John Dean and Lizzy Young repeat what many business owners say: they value their employees, they care about their employees and they wouldn’t have experienced such success without...

Halloween in the era of COVID-19 will be different this year, but that doesnt mean theres a shortage of spooky activities to partake in!

5 fun alternatives to going out this Halloween

Kelsey Ogle, Reporter // October 21, 2020

Halloween will certainly be different this year due to COVID-19. While it puts a damper on the “Chicoween” tradition of partying downtown on Halloween night, there are plenty of fun things to do in...

Baking and cooking from scratch can be inconvenient but it saves money, lasts longer and provides an amazing sense of accomplishment.

Resorting to kitchen basics in trying times

Erin Holve, Staff Writer // May 10, 2020

Frustration is rampant in the kitchen.  The Facebook video made it look so easy to bake bread. Follow a few quick instructions and voila, you’re a baker. Instead, my mother is in a panic, hands...

Josh Jamison holding his trophy

Chico man gains ability to make food instantly disappear

Elijah Ewing, Staff Writer // March 4, 2020

The patio of Woodstock’s Pizza was filled with anticipation. Two large tables were filled with hungry participants looking for a chance to be champion. The task ahead of them was simple: finish a pound...

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