Small Fry, Well Done

~By Sarah Pascarella I’d like to admit, right here and for all to read, my deep love for the french fry. Not just any old french fry, though. (Although, admittedly, those are quite fine.) I’m talking about my favorite type of french fry–crisp on the outside, dense on the inside, piping hot and just salted…

Lessons from my Grandmother

~By Katie Blais So many memories of my grandmother involve some sort of food and eating.¬† Picnics at the lake on Sundays in the summer with her green canteen full of lemonade. Coming up from the beach at noon, covered in salt and sun screen and having her make me an egg salad sandwich ……

Learning to Live Without Sushi: From the Voice of the Unemployed

By Jessica Benedetto There’s a particular statistic that’s swept the nation with its car-wreck appeal: you don’t want to look, you know the people inside are probably badly mangled, but you have to peek. Just one eye. Then the other. And there it is: the United States Unemployment Rate.¬†This past December, I became a statistic….

Love As Licorice

~By Carl Unger There are two things about me you should know: I love my wife, and I loathe licorice. The former is a simple enough truth-she’s smart, funny and kind, the bee’s knees all around-but the latter is a more complex matter. My hatred for licorice is so pure, so raw, that the barest…

The Case Against Melon: A Polemic

~By Sarah Pascarella Let me say this upfront: I am not a picky eater. There are very few dishes I won’t try, and most foods are welcome on my plate (or in my bowl, as it were). But there is one fruit I cannot abide: melon, in all its forms. What is it about this…