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"Snazzy" "Spicy" "Somnambulist" Sandwiches: Hot & Made to Order

June 14, 2009

Ma'ayan Plaut

I've been working at the Decafe ever since, my hours fluctuating every semester, but I still keep signing up for hours because I truly love working there. I love playing with food, I love making people happy with their food, and I love being creative. And here is where the adjective sandwiches come in.

Parallel Universes

June 10, 2009

Ma'ayan Plaut

I have just passed the two week point of being home for the summer. And since this is an Oberlin blog, this is about what's different at my summer home and my Oberlin home.

The Joys of Cooperative Dining

May 20, 2009

Daniel Tam-Claiborne

Thankfully, there were senior members who talked me through the best ways to peel garlic, fry potatoes, and make an omelet. Never would I have imagined that a group of students could be efficient and capable enough to orchestrate what functioned like a self-contained dining hall.

Remember, Remember the 18th of April

April 25, 2009

Ma'ayan Plaut

There comes a weekend in April that you don't necessarily know how it exists. Namely, there is so much packed into a 72 hour period that you need something akin to a Time-Turner (from Harry Potter, lest you forget) to process everything.

Al Franken and Garrison Keillor have Endorsed this Blog Post

March 15, 2009

Ma'ayan Plaut

Inside, podcasts of A Prairie Home Companion ushered Keepers and visitors into the dining room where we filled our plates and other eating receptacles with hamburger noodle hotdish, green bean casserole, wild rice, powdermilk biscuits, and jello with Swedish fish before heading outside to the sunshine.

Chop chop

March 2, 2009

Megan Emberton

I knew that college was supposed to be full of life-changing realizations, but I'm not sure I could have prepared myself for this.

Flying and fooding

January 29, 2009

Aries Indenbaum

Once we landed at Cleveland-Hopkins Airport, I woke up and raced for the bus stop. After waiting outside for 10 minutes, I huddled indoors and discovered I had missed the last bus by 15 minutes. Gahhh.

Pizza Night at Keep

January 29, 2009

Daniel Tam-Claiborne

I learned that there is a certain art to pie-making, kneading from the center out, making sure that the middle isn't too thin, and being careful to leave a slightly raised border along the outside so there's some semblance of crust after it bakes.

Flavor Trippin'

December 14, 2008

Ma'ayan Plaut

It looked delicious... but we were told we couldn't eat yet. It is an extremely sadistic thing to show us food and tell us we can't partake. I was ready to dive in. But there was a reason.

Food!

November 25, 2008

Zoe McLaughlin

As I write this (but not as I type this, because I'll be doing that later), I'm drinking egg nog left over from my dinner at Lord/Saunders. That's right, I ventured to south campus to eat dinner tonight.

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