How Northeastern students aim to break college language barriers
A student-led organization at Northeastern University is aiming to break language barriers for students and families who are non-native English speakers by translating information on university web pages from English into other languages. The LANG Initiative (Language Accessibility of Northeastern COVID-19 Guidelines) was created in…
[Recipe] Creamy Tortellini with Turkey: A twist to the traditional Italian pasta
As an Italo-Venezuelan, I am always inventing and reinventing dishes that use ingredients from the regions I come from combined with others that might not be traditional, but still go well together without compromising the flavor.
[Recipe] Bolón De Verde: The beloved green plantain ball
Green plantains are part of everyday meals in Ecuador and they are a must for the classic dishes of Ecuadorian cuisine.
[Recipe] LuoBo Xia: A seafood dish from eastern China
LuoBo Xia is the Chinese name for this dish. “LuoBo” means the green radish and “Xia” means shrimp. It belongs to the famous Lu cuisine from China. This is a main course that often appears on the dinner table at my house.
[Recipe] Shavige Payasa: An easy-to-make south Indian dessert
In my home state of Karnataka in south India, Shavige Payasa is a sweet dish that is cooked during festivals and birthdays. “Shavige” means vermicelli and “Payasa” is a type of pudding.
Saigon street food in Boston: Not your typical Vietnamese meals
There’s an online food shop in Dorchester whose recipes come straight from the streets of Saigon, and they’re not selling phở. Owner Cathy Phan of Viet Munchies cooks in her kitchen and patrons can pick up orders at her house or have them delivered. With…
[Video] International students adapt to life in quarantine with home cooking
How do you cope with being quarantined in this pandemic, sometimes by yourself, in a foreign country? Spoiler alert: You become more creative and experimental in home cooking! Huilin Li interviewed international students living in Boston to find out what’s cooking in their kitchen. Watch…
[Video] How a food delivery service adapts to COVID-19 demands
In a time when people are ordered to stay home and avoid gathering, food delivery services have seen higher demands and a fluctuating workforce as employees are taking days off to avoid being sick. Chowbus, an Asian food and grocery ordering platform catering to the…
How an international student celebrates a family holiday away from home
Every year, when the Ugadi festival—the Hindu New Year—rolls in, my family has celebrated it in the same way: my dad and brother take up the laborious task of decorating the house. Mom and I finish our rangoli (a colourful art form drawn on the…