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Famous Haitian Griot

Dachenie Ganthier, Contributing Writer

March 29, 2019

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food & Culture

Griot (pronounced “gree-oh”) is one of the famous dishes in the Haitian culture. It is served on special occasions or parties. Griot is fried pork shoulder, served with fried plantains and sometimes salad with some pikliz, a spicy coleslaw. Griot doesn’t particularly have to be pork; it could be any meat of your choice, since not everyone eats pork.

Food for Thought

Food for Thought

March 29, 2019

Eating a nutritious breakfast on the daily has been shown to boost your metabolism, improve brain power (we’re literally breaking our brain’s fast), a...

Simple Scones, Two Ways (Plus Toppings!)

Simple Scones, Two Ways (Plus Toppings!)

March 29, 2019

On weekend mornings, all I want is something warm, rich, and easy to make. Both of these scone recipes are just that. British-style scones are less sweet and less rich, so that they can be spread with generous amounts of jam and cream later on. Their American counterparts are sweet, buttery, and endlessly customizable. When adding mix-ins, think chocolate chips, raspberries, chopped nuts, dried fruit, etc.

This Month in Science: February

This Month in Science: February

March 3, 2019

For the first time, doctors have directly connected a prosthetic hand into a woman’s nerves, allowing for normal hand function, including the sensation of touch.

Cambridge’s Best Hot Chocolate

Cambridge’s Best Hot Chocolate

March 2, 2019

To truly define what makes a good cup of hot chocolate, I think the biggest two factors are price point and quality. This is why, to find the best hot chocolate in Cambridge, I tried three differently priced hot chocolates to see which one had the best combination of flavor and value.

EHChocolatier Opens a New Shop in West Cambridge

EHChocolatier Opens a New Shop in West Cambridge

March 2, 2019

EH Chocolatier officially opened its doors at 145 Huron Avenue on February 1st, already met with many eager customers drawn in by the colorful balloons and neatly displayed candies. An inviting glass storefront encloses a mouth-watering selection of chocolates and candy bars, all made just next door in its adjoining kitchen.

Packed Lunches that Aren’t Boring

Miriam Alvarez-Rosenbloom, Layout Designer

March 2, 2019

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food & Culture

Bringing lunch to school every day allows me to save money, feel better about what I’m eating, and have something to shamefully snack on when CM hunger hits. Often, I just throw leftovers into a container and call it a day. But when I have slightly more time (or fewer leftovers), this “formula” allows for quick lunches that are easy to make and pack.

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...

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