Autumn Pot Luck: Asian Chicken Salad
For many of us St Andreans, our takeaway coffee (and sly warm pastry to which we succumb several times each week), grabbed en route to an early morning lecture is an essential part of our morning ritual. Done with little thought, and certainly dreary eyed, we often don’t consider the impact that this quotidian purchase can make.
One week after Easter now, if you are looking for a way to make a dent in that Easter chocolate stash, look no further. After all, with all the chocolate going around, you might want to save the good stuff for eating…but what about those pesky mini easter eggs things, the ones that you know don’t even taste that great, but they are there and you casually end up eating a dozen per day? Here is a way to use them up and share them with family and friends.
It’s finally starting to feel like spring here in St. Andrews so it is time to celebrate! Revel in style with Fine Food & Dining Society at Beer & Brats Spring Festival this Friday, April 22nd 1-5 pm in the Main Bar and Garden of the Union. This is a free event with German and Austrian food carts, various kinds of alcohol, outdoor art exhibitions, and live music! On the Roll (bratwurst cart typically found at the top of Butts Wynd) will be there cooking up a storm! Hear all about its founding and wild festival patrons in this interview with the owner Lennart Brüggemann:
“It is dull, Son of Adam, to drink without eating,” said the Queen presently. “What would you like best to eat?”
“Turkish Delight, please, your Majesty,” said Edmund.
“The Queen let another drop fall from her bottle onto the snow, and instantly there appeared a round box, tied with green silk ribbon, which, when opened, turned out to contain several pounds of the best Turkish Delight. Each piece was sweet and light to the very center and Edmund had never tasted anything more delicious. He was quite warm now, and very comfortable”
Poires au brie
Now that we’ve covered what to cook for Valentine’s Day dinner, we can get to the best part of the meal: dessert. It’s a universal truth that nothing says Valentine’s Day quite like chocolate and wine. While a box of truffles and a bottle of red make great additions to any Valentines Day meal, this year for dessert try something new and combine the two in a decadent Red Wine Chocolate cake. It’s the perfect combo of these truly romantic ingredients, and while it will taste amazing, the best part is that it couldn’t be easier to make.
Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to appreciate all of the love in your life, and whether you’re celebrating with a significant other or a group of girlfriends, what better way to celebrate than over dinner. If your love language is food then the options of what to cook on Valentines Day are endless, but in my opinion there is only one dish sure to warm the hearts of everyone involved: pasta. Since this is a special occasion, skip the simple weeknight pasta routine and make something a little more decadent and perfectly warming for a cold February night.
It is always interesting to discover new student businesses in St Andrews, especially when they involve doing absolutely nothing and having great food. Last semester, we learnt all about The Sassy Coconut and their delicious and plant-based desserts. This week, we interviewed Gimme Dinner, a catering service that “is here to give YOU dinner”. Who doesn’t want to get amazing food delivered, served and simply ready to be eaten?