Good morning, chefs!I apologize for the delay since my last post, even though I’m a senior I still have had a lot to do leading up to Finals’ Week! So I want to take this time to update you on what we were up to in class last week - as you may be able to guess from the title, we were cooking fare from the subcontinent - India, that is. Let’s just say I learned about spices I never had actually used before - we definitely don’t use too much turmeric in Italian cooking! Now one complication from this day was that Indian food is something that usually takes a while to cook, which meant we didn’t get to let our dishes stew for hours and hours on the stove (we didn’t want to get out that late!). However, I will say that our results got approval from my Indian friend, Mallika - she’s from Mumbai, so I think that’s a pretty big deal. :)
To expedite matters, we each made a different combination of a meat and vegetable. My group made Rajasthani-style beef (the formal name escapes me) and saag. The beef was delicious, with an amazing amount of spices! The saag was a bit different from vegetables I usually had (there were mustard greens in it, and I’m honestly going to say I’m not a fan), but at least I got my vitamin K! Other groups made Chicken Korma (something that comes to mind easier when I’m thinking of Indian food) and Daal (a more creamy side dish). Oh, and of course we prepared some Naan! We decided to spice things up and put garlic in it. Like I said for Italian week… you can NEVER have too much garlic! :D
Well, below are the pictures from this week - I’m excited for this last week because it’s Southern Night! And I hear it’s the best one - so we’ll see how it is!**
Recipe of the week: Sorry, no time this week… stay tuned for more!
Now, based on the title you may be wondering what kind of story this will be. As you will soon find out, it’s a story of adventure born out of the pure, dark chaos that fills the minds of sleep deprived Caltech undergrads.
I’m starting a new miniseries on the blog – Film Club! Each episode, I’ll share a short clip from a popular piece of media, and then completely dissect and overanalyze it, because let’s face it, I’m doing it in my head already anyway. You say “buzzkill.” I say “science.” We’ll kick things off with a clip from Gravity Falls I discussed a bit in my previous post: Season 2 Episode 12, A Tale of Two Stans. If somehow you haven’t watched this show yet (?!)… spoilers incoming!
It’s crazy to think that I began applying to college almost three years ago. I still remember spending hours looking at college websites, admissions blogs and reddit pages to try to get a sense of what college is ACTUALLY like. To help you get through these stressful times, here are a few tips that I wish I had listened to. Hopefully, these will ease your worries and maybe even make the process more enjoyable!?