Second semester: improved yet still in progress
Getting all four wisdom teeth removed has proven beneficial in three major ways: I get to sleep as much as I please on the side of the couch that my siblings and I kill each other for, I get to eat pints of coconut sorbet and I get time to write another post! Food became my entertainment only a few years ago. By entertainment, I mean, TV’s replacement. Some people sit on their couch and watch TV...
A few lessons for a college girl
My first semester living off campus was a transition I had to make; dare I say, maybe one of the reasons we go to college? Among many acquired responsibilities, my roommate and I spent three entire days scrubbing surfaces and inhaling clorox before moving in. That was a new experience. That was a satisfying yet an unwelcomed experience. Every new move better not include those three days of...
There are times when the days lazily move from sunrise to sundown. The first half of this year was not one of those times. The mere thought that I am sitting in my kitchen in NYC, almost a third way finished with my summer and facing the last run of my education is laughable. Wen-You is just graduated from college, how did we grow up already? Wen-You, even though we are, at this moment, on the...
After two seasons pass, summer has come again! Sort of. The grand trip with Wen-You to Shanghai for the month of July must be given some attention. This is afterall a blog about Wen-You and me. And the food we drool over. Lots of drooling. So, even with the smothering heat, a temperamental shower, many hours at the office and the MSG plague, I think Wen-You would agree that we had an incredible...
After the storm (of finals)...
Fall semester is typically the worst of the two in my opinion. Into my third year, I guess it would be silly to change that (even, if I tried?). So, finally at home and relaxed (and possibly already a little wider) after a semester of chaotic, though sometimes very enjoyable weeks, I can bombard Edibilities with stories and photos of food eaten and made (and bombard I will!). BUT, before I even...
Sweet musings of Paris
Paris is THE charming city, there is no doubt about it. The food is carefully prepared and properly doted on, and for the most part my father and I didn’t run into many cases of the rumored snobbery of the Parisians. We did, though, get shooed away from a fully-booked clearly high-end restaurant by the maitre d’, which was enough experience for me! It was clear that we were not welcomed there if...
More of France for those who wait
Bonjour! I’m sorry for the wait, work has finally started for the summer only a day after being home. Anywho! Onwards! My father and I spent a whole week in France, and Nice was only the beginning, really. The next day, we drove westward to Aix en Provence, which has a very walkable and lovely cobblestone area. We spontaneously decided to explore the surrounding countryside before dinner....
South of France done the right way, table to table
I still have more to write on my edible adventures in Barcelona, and darned finals and other school work that have prevented further delectable details, but I am too bathed in content of my most recent trip and cannot hold off. My father told me that when I was about eight of nine years old, I asked him, “I am nearly ten and you haven’t taken me to Paris?” I don’t recall...
Spain is where the food is
For Spring Break, my mom decided that, after 30 years of never reaching Barcelona despite various trips to Spain, we would go, mother and daughter. My last trip to Spain was with her as well, but due to events, we never made it to my mother’s great dismay. So, this trip was essentially Spain part II, a study of Barcelona. The last trip could easily be titled then, Spain part I, an...
Remnants of Mitsuwa
My dilemma right now is that I have a tube of miso paste, a few packets of bonito flakes and no tofu to go with it. The dining hall makes tofu with ratatouille or something and it’s always the super dry, firm kind, not necessarily the love of my taste buds. Nothing like otoko tofu and certainly nothing like the silken tofu found in sundubu jjigae. Wen-You, my otoko tofo has been devoured as of...
It’s 1am, and i am confronted with a midnight dilemma… What am I to eat tomorrow? I am not going to have any classes all day and I am left to my own devices in my very own on-campus kitchen. I have a full fridge that I’ve been avoiding to eat because of the lack of eating furnishing provided by the school when I moved in three days ago. Very meager countertop and kitchen...
The Grand Table
This blog, as Wen-You described, is our table to keep us connected about our recent food cravings and must-knows. We always want updates of what delectable we’ve been munching on lately and where we can find it. Why? Because food is what excites and drives us (specifically Wen-You and I, but that is hopefully a general ‘us’ as well). We really were too lucky to have found one another....
Commensality in the Internet Age
The concept of the Edibilites blog is where McKellen, and I (Wen-You), two best friends separated by college campuses, have a common place where we can always find one another to share our food experiences with each other and with you, who is probably that someone who share our taste and love of food and life. The literal meaning of commensality, sharing the table with others, also turns out to...
The First Bite
The thoughts and manifestations of the lifestyle of food here at Edibilities.