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Exploring Providence’s Microbrewery Scene

A malaise had fallen over Brown University; conditions were truly dire. The years of tyranny under the Pabst Blue Ribbon and Natural Light beer regimes had taken a toll on the students. Their propaganda aimed to convince Brown’s residents that beer was designed to get one drunk, rather than to...

A Taste of Perfection: Michelin Memories

“I really do love what I do. But I think there should be a balance there too, somehow. Like I mean you shouldn’t be content with bad looking food, but at a certain point making the dish more beautiful doesn’t really add much to the meal. I don’t want to...

The Greek Table

It’s 4 PM, and I am starving. I return to my hotel from the beach with fantasies of eating the yogurt I have stored in my fridge. As I ascend the mosaic of stone steps to Archodissa, the first face I see is Vasilis’. He is at the top of...

The Fourth Wave of Coffee

If you have ever taken a gender studies class, you are probably familiar with the Three Waves of Feminism, each characterized by different time periods and the varying causes that were fought for. Something you’re probably less familiar with are the Three Waves of Coffee… that is unless you are...


A Trip to the North

The first time I heard of North was in dwindling hushed conversation, just as my Shakespeare professor walked into the room. “I heard the chef started Momofuku or something”, a girl in front delighted with expanded eyes. When I think of Momofuku, I think of a fashionable chain of restaurants...

A Narrative World Map of Breakfasts

Breakfast is daybreak—when the day is one long continuum of meals, that is. A beautiful dawn, a filling bowl of steel-cut oats topped with berries, can keep energy levels up until the sun crosses the sky midday. A family-style, Sunday morning breakfast on the patio can bring people together, much...


German Christmas Markets

The anticipation of the first snowfall, imminent chocolate overdoses waiting in Christmas stockings, piano strings warmed for the 10th rendition of Carol of the Bells: these winter festivities and rituals charm and warm the soul, regardless of which holiday is being celebrated during this magical season. Prior to spending Christmastime...

From Copenhagen to Providence: How noma Changed the Game

If you asked me to tell you what Scandinavian food is like, I would provide you a list of unappetizing dishes with names just as unsatisfying as their tastes: surströmming (fermented herring), gubbröra (oldman’s hash), or perhaps a fat piece of blodpudding (blood pudding). The geographical challenges of a freezing...