The Mountain Club invites ALL to come out to Brooker House tonight at 7 pm for a homecooked meal, music, and conversation around the fireplace with the Middlebury Mountain Club! Come in from the cold and warm up with real food! Bring friends and your own proctor bowl and we will see you at 7!! All are Welcome!
Where: Brooker When: Tonight at 7pm Cost: Nothing but bring your own bowl Why: friends, music, fireplace
We all know how annoying it is to come into Proctor and spend twenty minutes not only finding a seat, but also finding A BOWL. We complain about it constantly – how can I have soup? Or yogurt? How can I have successive small portions because getting up and down is just so fun? (I say this in vein as I am absolutely a culprit). We share the frustration, yet we are the reason why there are consistently fewer bowls at Proctor dining hall. The dining services aren’t ignorant of the problem: since February 3rd they have consistently updated a document above the soup station tracing the decline and replacement of bowls. On 2/3 Proctor had 146 bowls, since they have lost 366 bowls and opened new bowls six times – in less than one month (see image above).
So, what elevates this occurance from an inevitable open dining hall consequence to an absolutely unacceptable and fundamentally hypocritical phenom? The cost of these bowls. This morning, a credible dining services employee informed me that Middlebury has spent over $40,000 on bowl replacements just this year, and spent over $50,000 on the same problem last year. This is enough money to pay for a student’s entire college tuition. At this rate, the college estimates spending approximately $80,000 on bowl replacements by the end of the 2014 school year. Just imagine the financial aid, social events, facility improvements etc. that this money could justifiably be used for.
Maybe everyone was privy to this reality, but I was not. This is both embarrassing and absurd, and needs to stop. I hate to rant, but if you have a bowl taken from a dining hall, especially Proctor, get off your ass and bring it back – now. We’re all part of the problem, and it would be just as easy to provide the solution.
If you haven’t heard, Atwater Dining Hall becomes a student-run restaurant on three Friday evenings each Month. The Head Chef of Dolci this week is Tony Shu ’14, bringing us a gourmet New York themed meal FOR FREE.
As you can imagine, there are a limited number of tickets available so getting on is very competitive. To enter the ticket lottery, sign up online tonight at 9 pm sharp. To clarify, tickets are available tonight, the dinner itself is FRIDAY.
From the organizers: If you sign up within the first 2 minutes your name will be entered into a lottery. If you get tickets, you will hear from us with 24 hours. If not, better luck next time. Remember that if you get tickets, they must be used – it’s really not fun to leave seat empty.
From me: Perfect opportunity for a first date. Low pressure situation, free, delicious, and memorable. If you are lucky enough to get tickets, you’ll get two!
We wish we had somebody to credit for this beauty, because it sounds pretty darn tasty. The anonymous culinary genius put pesto cream cheese and fries in a sandwich.That’s about as fancy as it’s gonna get around here, which is totally fine because pesto cream cheese tastes great. Pesto cream cheese is kind of like…tiramisu flavored yogurt; it’s almost fancy, but it isn’t.
Anyway, Let’s unpack that:
Oat bread turkey cheddar spinach French fries (in the sandwich) pesto cream cheese
How to: Toast oat bread and spread pesto cream cheese on either side. Add other ingredients (fries go in the sandwich) and grill in panini press. Enjoy!
Have you ever enjoyed beer? I thought so! Are you interested in wine, mead, cider, kombucha? How about sauerkraut, sourdough, or cheese?
Do you want to start your own culture or pursue hoppiness?
The Middlebury Fermenter’s Guild is having a spring meeting tonight at 9:30pm in the Old Stone Mill. We are a collective of experienced and novice fermenters looking to increase our knowledge and resources with regards to the creation of beer, and the foods of the gods, et al. No experience necessary, but soon you will be drinking the beer that you make yourself! We praise the yeast and drink its children. L’chaim!
UPDATE: We have a drumset and a fancy board set up. If you are in a band and want to play this would be a good time to come.
Don’t forget to come to the Gamut Room tonight at 9pm for another night of open mic performances and delicious food. If you haven’t heard by now, the WOMP packs some serious heat. Last week, in addition to the sultry sounds of Milk Chocolate, over 18 performers stepped up to the mic to share their talents. So make sure you stop by, eat a crepe and check out some live music, stand up comedy, spoken word and more!
This week features a performance by the mythological rock gods Icarus and the Wax Wings.
Be prepared for special guests.
Also shout out to Maxim Eingorn ’14 - its his 22nd birthday.
So as we mentioned, this week is Middlebury’s first ever Food and Globalization Week, which means an unparalleled opportunity to “explore the history and evolution of interconnections between food, culture, identity and globalization” through a week-long line up of “2 flavors of events: cultural (workshops and food events) and academic (lecture and panel discussion).” Basically, lots of delicious free food and some intellectual back up, too.
Tonight’s event is hosted by KASA, the Korean American Student Association. While KASA frequently brings us outstandingly underrated noodle nights, tonight they will be brewing us some of the finest blends of Korean tea. Stop by the two-hour tea tasting event whenever works, stay as long as you please, and if possible, bring your own mug! What better way to procrastinate on a freezing Tuesday night.
This is huge. I’ve heard people talking about the need for something like this since I arrived on campus way back in the day. Now it’s here! Middbites is your one and only source (besides middbeat, of course) to check everything dining hall related. The interface is beautiful and easy to use, making daily menu browsing and recipe sharing easier. My favorite part are the tags – search recipes based on meal, type of dish, food descriptor, health & diet, random, timing, season, or world cuisine. You can also search for recipes that use the ingredients available at any given meal.
Forget go/menu and start checking go/menuz. Looks great on your phone.
Don’t forget to submit your own recipes, whether they’re simple or extravagant.
Here’s a word from Middbites creator, Jeremy Ho ’14:
Do you like food? Do you like culture? Of course you do – so get excited for Food and Globalization Week! The International Student Organization has teamed up with different academic departments and student groups to bring you a week filled with tons of fun events (hello, gyoza making workshop) and, of course, food. Here’s the full schedule – keep an eye out for Wednesday’s dessert night.
There’s stuff going on every day this week, continue reading for the full schedule including tons of free goodies! FREE FOOD EVERY DAY. If that’s not enough to get you excited, I don’t know what is.
Besides all the food, there are some cool lectures and discussions anyone can attend. Today (Tuesday) there’s a discussion at 4:30 in the RAJ Conference room about globalization and it’s effect on the food we eat. Next Tuesday, also at 4:30, you should stop by Hillcrest to hear UVM Professor Teresa Mares speak about Hispanic farmworkers and Vermont’s dairy farms. Take a look at the schedule below to see everything else that’s going on.