Tag Archives: cuisine


The Rise of Food Trucks

If you take a walk through the Brown campus down Waterman St. around midday, you’ll most likely see small clumps of people gathered around various food trucks parked on the side of the road. Walking by the Lotus Pepper truck, you’ll get whiffs of delicious Vietnamese cuisine. Students and adults...


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...

Santé: Champagne and Culture, from Paris to Providence

In my arms, I hold seventeen pounds of smooth green glass and I can’t help but think, what if I drop this? I’m cradling the largest bottle of champagne that I’ve ever seen, but I don’t feel like Kanye at his latest release party. I feel like a little kid on...

China’s Coffee Revolution is Brewing

 Siphon coffee is one of the most interesting ways of brewing coffee. Utilizing the physics of vacuum filtration, the syphon allows for a cleaner, less-bodied taste than French press while retaining the crisp flavors from the coffee. BY IRIS SHAO In today’s Beijing, coffee shops have become as ubiquitous as...