Finals Week: Pinching Pennies

 Stretching your dollar In my first year attending college I gained 10 pounds, half of which I’m sure was stored in my neck and face,...

Microwaving Nutritiously and Safely

Microwave ovens cook food by converting electrical power into waves of electromagnetic energy with a frequency similar to radio waves. However, microwaves are more...

All Hail, the Microwave: get zapped

Aside from Double-Doubles and vanilla shakes from the drive-thru, God’s greatest gift to cooks is the microwave. This culinary anomaly can make ramen in...

The Incredible Edible Egg

During the 1990’s, dietary cholesterol became associated with the increasing prevalence of cardiovascular disease, which today remains the number one cause of death in...

Egg cookery: 4 ways to cook a perfect egg

Breakfast is awesome, so long as you’re not the one cooking. Ask any cook who has worked a breakfast or brunch service, and they’ll...

Eggs-cellence: Why eggs are great, and also why they suck

There are but a few culinary luxuries that can match the food-gasm of flavor from a perfectly cooked egg. If you’ve never seen or...

Shopping fair trade

Here’s a quick reference guide for when you’re hunting for establishments that offer fair trade foods, or are looking for some retailers that carry...

Decoding ‘fair trade’ and ‘free trade’

People typically encounter the terms free trade and fair trade when shopping for coffee, but the two practices are applicable to almost any sort...

What in the world is sustainable food?

When it comes to the language of food, foodies love tossing around three-dollar words like organic, free-range, farm-to-table, non-GMO and sustainable produce — but...

CSUN-ny Side Up takes a break

Author Jake Fredericks will resume writing after spring break. In the mean time, try one of his farmer's market fresh recipes.

A farmer’s market may be headed to a campus near you

In 2010, the CSUN Marilyn Magaram Center (MMC) for Food Science, Nutrition, and Dietetics investigated bringing a farmers market to the CSUN campus. Logistical...

Ripe for the picking

If you're like most shoppers, picking out ripe produce is typically a game of chance. As you awkwardly smell the outside of oranges and...