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Procrastination Destination Du Jour: HowToBasic

Are you out of points? Are you sick of cooking for yourself? Do you just hate food right now? Well, then you should visit HowToBasic, a gritty document of one (apparently Australian?) man’s struggle to learn how to cook with his left hand while holding a camera with his right. At some point, however, this struggle to cook as “properly,” “correctly” and “quickly” as many of his titles suggest went horribly awry, and he decided it was easier to embrace a Jackson Pollock-like aesthetic, if Jackson Pollock had used eggs and dairy products as his main medium. It’s like Pronunciation Manual, but for food.

Potluck Dinner and Cooking Competition

Ariel Schwartz ’12 would like you to know about the Cooking and Baking Competition:

Groups of two will compete for all culinary glory and free movie tickets.

So, you ask, how does this work?

  • You contact us and indicate your interest by emailing Ariel at aeschwartz(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.
  • You pick up the secret ingredients at one of two times.
  • You bring a wonderful food creation that incorporates two of the three secret ingredients, with enough to feed ten people. If you use all three ingredients in one dish, you will be awarded extra points.
  • Cold and hot dish entries will be accepted in the following categories: main dish, side dish, and dessert.

On Friday, April 1, at 6:30pm in the Hewitt Lounge, Professors Patalano, Gallarotti, and Ostrow will judge your culinary expertise. The winners will be announced.
Then, anyone attending, regardless of whether they have entered the competition, will enjoy the food that has been brought! Competitors eat for free and attendees will pay $2. Proceeds will go towards UNICEF, who is donating 100% of pledged funds to Japan relief efforts.

  • Date: Friday, April 1
  • Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Place: Hewitt Lounge
  • Cost: Free for competitors, $2 for attendees