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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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Cook some farmers 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!...

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:...

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