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Finals Week: Pinching Pennies

Jake Fredericks

May 5, 2014

 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, the other half in my gut. When I returned home for summer break, even my dad commented on my weight. I’m not a big guy, probably 150 pounds soaking wet, but it was ...

All Hail, the Microwave: get zapped

Jake Fredericks

April 28, 2014

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 seconds, nuke an entire turkey in minutes and host a Peeps battle like none other seen before. Best of all, virtually anything can be made with a ...

Egg cookery: 4 ways to cook a perfect egg

Jake Fredericks

April 23, 2014

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 tell you it’s akin to the seventh circle of hell. The last thing many of us want to do on a Sunday morning is break out the pots and pans, let alone cook for somebody...

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

Jake Fredericks

April 21, 2014

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 tried it before, I dare you, nay, I double-dog dare you, to order a cheeseburger with a fried egg. Just imagine a little, golden balloon filled with a sexified protein cent...

Shopping fair trade

Jake Fredericks

April 19, 2014

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 fair trade products. Compartes Chocolatier: If you’ve got a sweet tooth, head down to Brentwood’s Compartes Chocolatier, located at 912 S. Barri...

Decoding ‘fair trade’ and ‘free trade’

Jake Fredericks

April 17, 2014

People typically encounter the terms free trade and fair trade when shopping for coffee, but the two practices are applicable to almost any sort of consumer product. Fair trade practices are characterized by the close relationship producers maintain with distributors, and often allot more time and adequate...

Baking ‘edible’ desserts with cannabutter

Jake Fredericks

April 17, 2014

If you find yourself with a case of the munchies this 4/20 weekend, bust out the bakeware and put your cannabutter to good use. Cannabutter is made by melting butter and infusing it with marijuana and then resolidifying the butter. The THC, the active chemical in marijuana, binds with the fats in...

Baking and getting baked with cannabutter desserts

Baking and getting baked with cannabutter desserts

Jake Fredericks

April 17, 2014

If you find yourself with a case of the munchies this 4/20 weekend, bust out the bakeware and put your cannabutter to good use. Cannabutter is made by melting butter and infusing it with marijuana and then resolidifying the butter. The THC, the active chemical in marijuana, binds with the fats in...

What in the world is sustainable food?

Jake Fredericks

April 14, 2014

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 it’s all bullshit. We live in a world where pseudo-words apparently have more context than those from which they are derived. This alphabe...

Ripe for the picking

Jake Fredericks

April 3, 2014

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 rap the side of a honeydew melon, it dawns on you that you have no clue what you're doing. Just exercising some random tip you heard once in passing, on television or...

Cook some farmer’s market fresh recipes over spring break

Cook some farmer’s market fresh recipes over spring break

Jake Fredericks

April 3, 2014

There is no one-stop shop when it comes to purchasing food. Vons, Ralphs and Albertsons are great places to buy bulk-cases of soft drinks and family size bags of potato chips, but fresh produce? Fuhgettaboutit! Even specialty grocery stores like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods have a finite amount of...

Coming to a farmer’s market nearest you

Jake Fredericks

April 2, 2014

Name: Northridge Farmers Market Location: 9301 Tampa Ave. Northridge, CA 91324 (Northridge Mall) Market Open: Wednesdays 5 p.m.- 9 p.m. (March-Oct.) Good For: Families, free samples, dinner, date night About: The Northridge Farmers Market is a nice place for the families and students residing in the Vall...

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