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Sourdough Bread

Sourdough Bread

February 3, 2019

Since the dawn of civilization, people have baked bread. Nowadays, much of the bread we eat is leavened using active dry yeast or instant yeast, but for most of human history, making bread rise required a longer process. Today, we call bread made with this ancient process sourdough.

Haitian Party Rice

Dachenie Ganthier, Contributing Writer

February 3, 2019

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food & Culture

When you go to a Haitian party, you are most likely going to see two different types of rice. One option is plain brown rice, and the other the one, which I am going to talk about, is ‘“diri djon djon,” or mushroom rice. Diri djon djon is rice that you make with black dried mushrooms. It is mostly cooked for special occasions and on Sundays. Without further ado, here’s the recipe for diri djon djon. Good luck!

A New York Bagel—from Scratch

A New York Bagel—from Scratch

February 3, 2019

This collection of recipes will likely require you to purchase a few ingredients. I’ve added substitutions for the ingredients for the real stars, th...

Haitian Fried Patty “Pate Kode”

Dachenie Ganthier, Contributing Writer

December 21, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food & Culture

Haitian patties are a type of “fritay,” which are fried foods like meat and plantains. Sometimes, fritay is served with a spicy coleslaw side dish called “pikliz.” If you ever visit Haiti, you have to try fritay. You can often see merchants selling them on the streets!

Vegetables For This Winter

Vegetables For This Winter

December 21, 2018

While I have been doing more than my fair share of baking cookies and cakes this winter, I always feel sluggish eating so many sweets. These are a...

Holiday Cutout Cookies

Holiday Cutout Cookies

December 21, 2018

This simple and fast cookie recipe has been used by my family for many years. While some cookie recipes require hours of chilling, careful mixing, and e...

A Family Tradition: Sweet Potato Pie

A Family Tradition: Sweet Potato Pie

November 30, 2018

Every Thanksgiving, my dad makes a lot of food. The entire Thanksgiving dinner is my favorite meal of the year, yet there is one dish that stands out to me: his sweet potato pie. I know that might sound basic, but his is so good and has a bit of a sweet twist. I also love helping him make it every year. This pie is soft and sweet, but the perfect side course for a typical Thanksgiving meal. Enjoy!

CRLS Responds: “What is your favorite holiday food?”

CRLS Responds: “What is your favorite holiday food?”

November 29, 2018

This piece also appears in our November 2018 print edition.

The Perfect Ginger Cookies

The Perfect Ginger Cookies

November 29, 2018

I recently made these cookies with my mom one afternoon and fell in love! They are the perfect blend of sweetness, ginger, and spices that remind me of the holidays in each bite. I recommend having them with milk or Earl Grey tea (feel free to dip!).

A Homemade Lemon Pie like No Other

A Homemade Lemon Pie like No Other

October 30, 2018

When I hear “lemon pie,” I think of the classic lemon meringue pie. So, when I made this lemon pie for the first time, I was surprised at how it was made. The crust is unique, and you have to make it yourself, as the main ingredient is Saltine crackers. The filling is made almost like a pumpkin pie, where it is made separately from the crust.

José’s Homestyle Food Impresses

José’s Homestyle Food Impresses

October 30, 2018

When you walk into José’s Mexican Restaurant on 131 Sherman Street, the first thing you will notice is the ambiance. The room is dimly lit but very warm—like a home—and the walls are decorated with classic Mexican art.

Pear Ginger Cake

Pear Ginger Cake

October 30, 2018

This cake is soft, delicate, rich, and combines some of my favorite fall flavors. Browning the butter is an extra step but is as easy as simply melting it, and the subtle nuttiness it will add to the cake is worth the extra few minutes. I used red pears and kept the skins on, which added a nice touch of color.

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