Lets Talk About Institutionalized Oppression

Last week, we focused in on food politics for our class discussions. After multiple documentaries and articles, it wasn’t difficult to infer that the entire food system in the United States is horrendous. From the farm to the kitchen table, the food we eat travels through a variety of institutionalized systems of oppression. The farmers…

Tiene Buen Sazón

“Hey mom, how did you learn how to cook?” I asked casually as she was stirring her té de canela in the small pot over the stove. “The same way you would if you actually bothered to help me” she laughed. I frowned. I knew if I asked my mother for an interview directly she’d…

Two Hours in Philly

“Well, it seems your flight to Dallas has been cancelled,” mumbled the American Airlines clerk, frowning at the screen in front of her. My throat tightened, and I clenched my teeth as I felt the warmth of my tears flow down my face. Breathe. Breathe. Breathe. I hummed in my mind as I listened to…

Chipotle Lime Sole Fish Tacos

After receiving my three ingredients: sole, chipotle olive oil, and sea salt, I became incredibly anxious to cook as- 1. I despise the taste of fish, and 2. Everything I touch in the kitchen literally turns into charred ash. After telling my father about my plans to experiment in the kitchen that Saturday, he graciously…

Flan Gone Flambé

When I was 18, I was tragically desperate to impress my then-boyfriend’s family. So, when he mentioned his family’s tradition of hosting an annual holiday potluck, I took it upon myself to go above and beyond to prepare for the invitation. I spent weeks looking for the perfect dress, stealthily practicing how to walk in…

Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen

  Last Friday, my edible excursion involved a multitude of flavors, colors, textures and cultures. From fluffy mini cupcakes to juicy al pastor tacos, each bite of food had its own special uniqueness. But, my absolute favorite of the day was the pastrami sandwich from Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen. Before this outing, I had never…