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2016-2017 Archives by Mrittika H '20 Entertainment and Culture Food

Strawberry Shortcake Recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds strawberries; squished and jammed
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • Whipped Cream
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2016-2017 Archives by Lalla A '20 Entertainment and Culture Food Health

The Reality of School Lunch

Every day, students at BSGE line up, wondering what’s for lunch. Some days it’s chicken, hamburgers or mozzarella sticks. In any case, there is a general consensus that the quality of the food is low, with it being at times undercooked, stale, or even frozen chocolate milk. It’s not just in BSGE though. Schools across the city have students complaining about food quality and the the fact that it can be greatly improved.

The official school food website states, regarding the meals for NYC schools, “nutrition standards always meet, and many times exceed, USDA Nutrition Standards for School Meals.” While this claim may appear impressive to some, the standards are do little to focus on serving food that students are willing to eat. For example, the USDA states that schools should “offer fruits and vegetables as two separate meal components.” This does not discuss what may be done to improve them or make sure that the food served tastes good. Furthermore, there have also been claims from students in NYC that they had found pieces of metal in the chicken tenders, according to CBS news. This report was made recently last month, with the city now removing the option from lunch. Other students have reported moldy pizza and choked on bones where they shouldn’t have been, CBS news continues.

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2016-2017 Archives by Josh R '21 Entertainment and Culture Food

What foods do people want to try in 2017?

Every year, many foods go in and out of style. In 2013 millions of New Yorkers wanted Dominique Ansel’s doughnut-croissant hybrid known as the “cronut”, while in 2014, many were talking about “health foods” like kale or quinoa. In 2015 people raved about the ramen-burger by mastermind Keizo Shimamoto, and in 2016, New Yorkers loved the idea of ice cream piled onto gourmet shakes, such as those at Black Tap Burgers, or “sushi cones” called “temakis”, that many chefs across New York City, including Chris Jaeckle at Uma Temakeria brought Instagram and other websites. Nobody knows yet what 2017’s trend will be, but the foodies of BSGE are as excited to try new things as ever.  Some of their thoughts on the matter are:

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2016-2017 Archives by Josh R '21 Entertainment and Culture Food

Meals for the Holidays

Around this time of year, families gather at the table for the holidays. In the kitchen, chefs are struggle to simply get the food on the table, and some may argue that even with all of the tension in the dining room, the kitchen is the scariest place to be. However, you don’t need to be a star chef to make a great meal! One can use these tips at a family feast to make sure that everything runs smoothly.

Easy Vegetables, Anytime

For any holiday meal, people are often focused on the main dish, which causes them to forget about the sides. However, roasted vegetables are very easy to make, as long as you have some aluminum foil, salt, and pepper.