Tag Archives: cooking

EASY WES’s Allergen Free Dinner

From Ilana Newman ’18:

EASY WES (Eating Allergy Safe and Yummy) is excited to host its first

EASY dinner of the semester!

EASY is dedicated to supporting students with any type of eating
restriction. Our members have celiac disease (mandatory gluten-free
diet), as well as allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities to foods
ranging from the big eight to more uncommon items, such as artificial
colors and onions. We come together to cook EASY meals every week. At
these meals, students can relax and connect with other students,
knowing that their food will be completely allergen safe.

Let us know ASAP if you would like to come and what dietary
restrictions you have so we can accommodate you!

We’d love to see you all there!

Date: Thursday, February 18
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Place: 200 College Street
Cost: $3

Gluten-Free Wes Makes Brunch for Dinner

An invitation from Rachel Sobelsohn ’17:

We will be making delicious gluten-free brunch food! French toast, eggs, omelettes, pancakes/crepes, and possibly even banana bread!
Food is Celiac-safe (gluten-free)
If you have any questions or want to participate, please email rsobelsohn[at]wesleyan[dot]edu to make sure we have enough food! (We probably will, but just to be safe!)
If you can’t show up Saturday night, but want to get on the listserv, email rsobelsohn[at]wesleyan[dot]edu !

Date: Saturday, March 28th – tonight!
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Hewitt kitchen

Work at the S&C!


From Richard Fessler ’15: 

Want a high-paying on-campus job? Love working with food, but hate the Bon Appetit t-shirts? Like the idea of an entirely student-run dining hall?

You’re in luck! The Star & Crescent is hiring new kitchen employees for the school year. If you even think you may be interested working at the best job on campus, come to an informational meeting Wednesday, September 11 at 4pm at the Star & Crescent restaurant!

Date: Wednesday, September 11th
Time: 4pm
Location: Alpha Delta Phi (185 High Street), Star and Crescent Restaurant

Lotsa Matzah Brei

Give Bubbe a kiss. There you go.

Bubbe - Latkes

You poor thing, you’re starved. All skin and bones. College isn’t feeding you enough. C’mon, eat a little more. Here, I got some still in the oven— you like that matzah brei? I know you do. Plenty more where that came from.

Still have room for more? Rebecca Koppel ’14 wants you to have a proper Passover, just like at Bubbe’s:

Come to the Bayit this Saturday from 11-2 to help make (or just help eat) lotsa matzah brei. If you’ve never been to a Jewish event at Wesleyan before, this is a great time to start! If you’ve been to more Jewish events at Wesleyan than you can count, this is a great time to continue! If you don’t know what matzah brei is, come and try it! Come whenever you can and stay for 5 minutes or for all 3 hours!

If the front door isn’t open, come around to the back and knock on the kitchen door.

Date: Saturday, March 30th, 2013
Place: The Bayit
Time: 11 am – 2 pm
Cost: As free as the Jews after they crossed the Red Sea!

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.

Work Opportunity: Star & Crescent Seeks Kitchen Staff

Welcome new freshman and welcome back to all you other folk!

The Star and Crescent, located at the Alpha Delta Phi Society house, is hanging up a “Help Wanted Sign” over the interwebs of Wesleying. They are seeking Wesleyan students to work in the kitchen as Chef Assistants. General description of the work includes helping prepare meals (cutting veggies, frosting cakes, making simple sauces), washing dishes, plating dishes, and making salads. This is a paid position. Interested? Find out more at the informational meeting.

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 4
Time: 4 pm
Place: The Star and Crescent, Alpha Delta Phi (185 High Street)
Contact: Taylor Goodstein ’14 (disclosure: that’s me) at tgoodstein(at)wesleyan(dot)edu if you have questions. 

To check out some of the delicious meals you could be preparing, click here, here, and here. Warning: prepare to be drooling like a food fool.

The Wesleyan Recipe Zine: A Call for Submissions

Aviva Markowitz ’12 writes in with a delicious way to prove to everyone that, yes, you can cook. (Look at it as a chance to prove to all your friends that hot pocket/gummy worm sandwiches were only a one time six-and-a-half-time thing). Friends with Knives, a Wesleyan recipe zine, is sending out the call for all of your (mom’s) favorite recipes:

Do you have a favorite recipe? Do you cook something that your friends always want? Are you dying to be published but don’t write poetry?

We want your recipes so we can share it with the campus! And then we can all learn to cook it!

Please send your recipe submissions to amarkowitz(at)wesleyan(dot)edu before May 1st. Then they will be compiled with two parts sugar, illustrated with a dash of salt, and printed hot and ready before Foodstock.

Due: May 1
Place: over the interwebs
Contact: amarkowitz(at)wesleyan(dot)edu

The Wesivore: Teaching the Art of Survival, sans Meal Plan, Since June 2011

I have an absurd love of baby spinach.  I’m addicted to tea, bread, coffee shops, and super-dark chocolate.  My kitchen is the size of a shoebox.  Sometimes when my housemates are asleep I bake naked.

Who does this little riddle desrcibe? If you guessed Anonymous WesKid on Campus for the Summer Who’s Blogging About Feeding Yourself in Middletown, then well done: You’re right on the money!

Over at the Wesivore, AWKCSWBAFYM ‘?? has found it in hir heart to offer all kinds of content, centered around the theme of eating at Wesleyan (especially over the summer). Ze posts shopping lists, recipes, eatery reviews, and criminally undervoted polls with consistently good cheer and a knack for entertainingly direct observations. And there are plenty of pictures, as you’d expect from pretty much any food blog worth its [kosher] salt. Even if you’re not on campus and just like blogging or food (read: all of you), drop in and peruse a post or three.

We Need Your Noms (Recipes) by Spring Break

So you wanna be a writer, huh? Well, listen up: times are hard. The publishing industry ain’t what it used to be. Back in the good ol’ days, they be accepting all kinds of strange stuff – Scandinavian love poems done in the prose of R. Kelly, novels with no words – you name it, they probably did that already. In hard cover.

These days, not so much. That novel about blind star-crossed lovers living in a Delaware trailer park you’ve been working on since high school? Dream on. That stack of poems you’ve got there about your dyslexic cats? Move along.

But hey, listen: we can help you. We know a place that’s publishing. Check it out:

The cohabitant Full and Writing Houses of 202 Washington St. are calling for your recipes!


Send your submissions to lbecker(at)wesleyan(d0t)edu with the name of the dish as the subject line (i.e. APPLE PIE, BANANA CREAM PIE, CHERRY PIE… though obviously not necessarily pie). Rolling submissions until Spring Break. The chosen recipes will be featured in said cookbook(let), which will be available to students upon completion. WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR NOMS.

No need to thank me.