The Sundial

Pass the pasta, please!

Jake Fredericks

February 3, 2014

Spaghetti, lasagna, penne, farfalle, angel hair, fusilli, tortellini, gnocchi– we all have our favorite. There are a million and one ways to enjoy pasta, and Americans love twirling and forking each delicious bite. There are more than 47 common types of pasta, all made in various shapes and sizes to ...

Best Salads in the San Fernando Valley

Jake Fredericks

January 30, 2014

California Chicken Cafe (18455 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA) Rating: 2.5 out of 5 Affordability: $10+ My first visit to California Chicken Cafe may very well be my last. To sum up CCC’s Signature California Chicken Salad in one word: underwhelming. Although the salad boasts substantial vo...

My Worst Nightmare

Jake Fredericks

January 29, 2014

Early in my cooking career, I vividly recall the first occasion in which I was required to make a large batch of aioli. For those who have never heard of the term– and those who are unaware of what it is exactly– aioli, is basically a garlic mayonnaise. Aioli is made by emulsifying egg yolks with o...

Origins of the Caesar salad, fit for a king

Jake Fredericks

January 28, 2014

Despite a name derived from Roman royalty of long ago, this particular salad didn’t make its foray onto the culinary scene until 1924. Indeed, its creator, Caesar Cardini, was of Italian descent, though the salad was nonetheless introduced by way of a restaurant stationed in Tijuana, Baja California,...

Getting dressed up with salads

Jake Fredericks

January 27, 2014

Today marks the inaugural entry for the Sundial's new food blog: CSUN-ny Side Up. If your eyes are perpetually bigger than your stomach, you should feel right at home. Check in each week, Monday through Thursday, for the latest and greatest in all things food. Cooking tips, restaurant reviews, fun facts...

Healthy, easy recipes to help you keep your New Year’s resolution

Healthy, easy recipes to help you keep your New Year’s resolution

Jake Fredericks

January 22, 2014

Eating right doesn’t have to mean sacrificing your time, health or paycheck to avoid breaking your New Year’s resolutions. Estimates show that of the 45 percent of Americans who typically make a resolution, only 8 percent ever achieve their New Year’s goals. On Jan. 1, results of a poll on the ...

Beer and food: Holiday dinner menu

Beer and food: Holiday dinner menu

Jake Fredericks

December 4, 2013

Obviously, this holiday feast, and subsequent recipes, would be a logistical nightmare for even a seasoned culinarian to accomplish solo. Tracking down and preparing ingredients for an individual dish may prevent biting off more than one can chew, so to speak. Here’s a comprehensive list of what each...

CECS department professors share projects, research at “Brown Bag” seminars

CECS department professors share projects, research at “Brown Bag” seminars

Jake Fredericks

December 4, 2013

A small conference room on Jacaranda Hall’s ground floor has been dedicated to the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) Brown Bag Research Seminars since 2012. The “Brown Bag Series,” as the seminar is regularly called, is an informal conference hosted and maintained through t...

The ComeUnity Band fills the USU with reggae at Noontime Concert

The ComeUnity Band fills the USU with reggae at Noontime Concert

Jake Fredericks

November 15, 2013

Dreadlocks and barefeet of members from The ComeUnity Band caressed the Plaza del Sol stage when USU’s Noontime Concerts kicked off Thursday. The ComeUnity Band, a 6-person roots rock reggae ensemble hailing from Long Beach, initiated the first of three scheduled performances throughout the seme...

Fun apps for your iPad

Fun apps for your iPad

Jake Fredericks

November 14, 2013

This semester, the myCSUNtablet Initiative was unveiled to students and faculty within various academic concentrations. CSUN’s long-term goal is the ‘widening deployment of portable devices and cloud technology for teaching and learning.’ With hundreds of students currently equipped with tablet...

Chivalry is not dead, just underground

Chivalry is not dead, just underground

Jake Fredericks

October 27, 2013

Opening and holding open a door for a woman, pulling out a chair for her to be seated, offering to hang up her coat at a social venue, riding a horse. These are all acts that align with chivalrous behavior. Riding a horse isn’t an act of chivalry, you say? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary...

Late night eats: gastropubs

Jake Fredericks

October 24, 2013

Restaurant: Father’s Office (http://fathersoffice.com) Location: 1018 Montana Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90403 (1953, renovated in 2000) Weekend Hours: Thursday 5 p.m.- 1 a.m. (bar) 5 p.m.- 11 p.m. (kitchen) Friday 4 p.m.- 2 a.m. (bar) 4 p.m.- 11 p.m. (kitchen)             Saturday 12 p.m.- 2 ...

Sponsored Content: Daily Sundial readers in need of LASIK surgery should reach out to >LASIK Orange County eye professions to learn about the benefits of undergoing LASIK surgery.
The student media organization of California State University Northridge