Thursday, February 26, 2015

Happy Chinese New Year!

Last week was Chinese New Year and to celebrate there was a parade in Chinatown! A bunch of Ludlowlians headed out on Sunday to watch and get in the spirit. Luckily the sun came out and it was actually a really beautiful day. The parade went on for just over an hour and everyone had a great time dancing and getting covered in glitter.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

RECAP: Omelets and Gelato!

Omelets and Gelato!

EW! Not together! Why would you even think that? Gross...

This past week were two awesome programs: How to make an Omelet and A Trip to Amorino for Gelato!

Everyone had such a great time! We whipped up some cheddar cheesy omelets and dove into the decadent cups of gelato. A resident came all the way from the George Washington Building for some Gelato! Sorry if you missed out on all the fun!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Drink Up, Buttercup

It may be cold out and the only sweat you might break is while layering up everything in your closet, but you still need to remember to hydrate. Especially with the flu going around and my personal favorite, the common cold, staying hydrated is extremely important to stay healthy.

  • Stock up on some soups (make your own to cut back on all the sodium)
  • Grab a tea variety pack to warm you up and keep your palette interested
  • Make sure to always have a full water bottle in class! Out of sight, out of mind... Keep drinking!
If you want to switch it up a bit with the water, here are just a few things to toss in your bottle to add some great flavor:

  • lemon + orange
  • green apple + lime + cucumber
  • watermelon + rosemary
  • blueberry + mint
  • raspberry + lime
Definitely remember to hydrate over Spring Break!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Swap Meat

In January Ludlow had it's Swap Meat where resident came down with their old clothes to exchange them for cool finds! Thanks to everyone who came down, if it was to bring clothes or even just to browse what we had so far. Some where very serious about making their choices while others were content with trying on clothes and joking around. Either way I had a great time putting this event together, I was even able to find some cool clothes for myself! The clothes which were not taken will be donated to charity.

-RA Desiree

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Valentine's Day: Ludlow Edition

As promised, there were cupcakes for all who attended the Cupcake Decorating program last Saturday afternoon. We had about a hundred cupcakes (minus a few for chef tasting purposes, of course) lined up on the tables and plenty of sprinkles and icing for all your edible embellishing needs. Oh, and don't forget the 80's playlist!

Kate and I definitely would not dare to title ourselves pastry chefs, especially in a building with culinary students, but I'd like to think we did a pretty okay job! Thanks to everyone who came down throughout the afternoon and made sure we didn't take all the cupcakes back upstairs for ourselves. We hope you enjoyed a few and if not, stay tuned for next year, there will surely be more to come.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Sriracha: Doomed to Dry Out?!

Sriracha: that spicy red sauce with that rooster slapped on the label that we all love. The taste is god-like, sure, but its company isn't all that bad either. They source all their ingredients locally, so you can feel good as you feel the burn knowing the local economy is benefiting from the production of Sriracha sauce. It wasn't until 2013 that sales truly took off for the 35 year old brand. (Remember that time, the neighbor was threatening to close the factory because the smell and burn was flooding the city? Refresh your memory here.)

Well, unfortunately, it seems this bottle may be doomed to be emptied...FOR GOOD.

Heinz released a Sriracha flavored ketchup and Tobasco has its own version about to hit shelves, too. Both are reportedly sweeter and possibly less intensely heated, but you might just have to taste it for yourself. Huy Fong Foods, the maker of Sriracha is sitting patiently to see how consumers react.

How will you? If you can't decide, take this Oatmeal quiz to see how much of an addict you truly are.

SNL 40th Anniversary

Saturday Night Live has been around for 40 years and this past Sunday night, there was a massive celebration. People do not fully understand how SNL has effect pop culture and more importantly the stars who came out of SNL. Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Adam Sandler, Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Bill Hader... the list goes on and on. Through SNL, comedians have exploded and classic skits, bits, and laughs have been infused into our minds.

Rolling Stone magazine ranked every 141 cast member of SNL from it's inception.

There are plenty of name you will not know, myself included, but then there are name you'll go, "wait... what?... they were on SNL?"

Enjoy! Happy 40th Anniversary SNL!