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The Covid Cooking Club: Chapter 5: Dairy

Friday, April 9th, 2021

I have had zero positive experiences with cooking dairy at school. This isn’t to say that I dislike dairy or that I can’t make food involving it—I eat cereal with milk and out cheese in sandwiches. Sometimes I even just eat slices of cheese straight out of the package like the absolute barbarian I am. It’s just that any time I try to use milk in conjunction with heat, unspeakable horrors occur. My most successful lactiferous endeavor has been with macaroni and cheese, and that’s stretching it. Normally I would explain how to make the food in question here but anybody who doesn’t know how to make mac and cheese from a box probably shouldn’t be allowed to cook in the first place so I’ll just cut to the chase and say that the cheese somehow always ends up splattered over both the microwave and my shirt, which you’d think would be mutually exclusive. Ultimately it was still edible though. The real issue I have is the quesadilla.

The quesadilla is another food that my family can all prepare better than me, but normally I get around it by rebranding it as a “quasi-dilla” because my love of terrible puns is far greater than my self loathing at not being able to master basic life skills. I can make pretty good quasi-dillas normally, too—it’s a simple process. Just oil the pan, put the cheese on top of the tortilla, fry until the cheese is melted, then fold it in half and eat. (You can throw little bacon in there while it’s cooking for extra flavor and an increased chance of rectal cancer later in life.) at least that’s how it works anywhere either than in my room. When I try it in my room it takes so long for the cheese to melt that the entire tortilla has invariably shriveled into an inedible black crisp. I have no idea what variable causes this as I can’t reproduce any other result.

A similar problem occurs with grilled cheese. I either butter the bread before putting it on the pan and the same thing happens as with the quasi-dilla, or I don’t and the bread becomes burnt on the outside and raw on the inside which is actually worse. Yes, I tasted it. No, I don’t know why. I think the problem might have something to do with my stove, it has no numbers for the temperature settings and food always seems to take longer to cook than the receipt says it should. At the same time, I’m not sure why cheese is such a problem, considering most of the other food I cook on the stove turns out all right. The microwave problem I can understand; every single time I put a liquid in there it acts like a volcano on viagra. But the stove just seems to have it out for cheese specifically. It would be really annoying if there wasn’t a pizza place right down the block. Ahhh, New York.


Some people classify eggs as dairy, but those people are crazy. It doesn’t even come from a cow. Eggs will be covered in the meat section. Except I already wrote the meat section, so I guess anybody who wanted egg stories is shit out of luck.


By: Alexander Rose

Alexander Rose studies satire at NYU Gallatin and wishes he was actually just Oscar Wilde. He is interested in writing, roleplaying games, and procrastination. Describing himself in the third person like this makes him feel weird.

For over 20 years, the Campus Clipper has been offering awesome student discounts in NYC,  from the East Side to Greenwich Village. Along with inspiration, the company offers students a special coupon booklet and the Official Student Guide, which encourages them to discover new places in the city and save money on food, clothing, and services.  

At the Campus Clipper, not only do we help our interns learn new skills, make money, and create wonderful e-books, we give them a platform to teach others. Check our website for more student savings and watch our YouTube video showing off some of New York City’s finest students during the Welcome Week of 2015.



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The Cannoli King Reigns

Monday, March 12th, 2012

 My expectations were built up. And they were met. I was unsure of why Caffé Palermo in New York City’s Little Italy called him “The Cannoli King.” Then I tried his cannoli. It’s all clear now.

If you don’t know what a cannoli is, then you need to reassess some of your life decisions. The dictionary defines a cannoli as “Italian pastries in the form of hard tubular shells filled with sweetened ricotta cheese and often containing nuts, citron, or chocolate bits.”

That's no chef's hat, that's a crown!

I define a cannoli as “delicious.” The vanilla cream and crispy pastry tube was just what my sweet tooth was craving, and not too rich, or too sweet– just perfect. The cannoli cost me $4.75, so I the only thing that would’ve made it sweeter is if they had some student discounts!

If you have a sweet tooth like me and love awesome student discounts in NYC, then grab the student special at Just Sweet Dessert House, downtown!

 

Paul, Auburn University 2012

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Send Mail the Right Way

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

I came to the city on a solo journey to pursue my hopes and dreams. When the stress of NYC starts to build and the wind chills me to my bones, I find myself face-to-face with an all too familiar symptom: homesickness. Did I really give up the sunny beaches at my home in Florida for this?

Whenever I get a little homesick I’ve found that the best way to make me feel better is to send a little love home. In this day and age, technology like emails, phone calls, and texting make communication with loved ones a lot easier, but also a lot more impersonal. That’s why every once in a while I like to mail a hand written letter or send a small package to a friend or family member.

Do you know that feeling when you receive a package in the mail? It’s a wonderful sensation. It’s something tangible that your mom or brother hand packaged and shipped to you. Reciprocating that feeling to someone else is just as comforting, knowing that you mailed a little piece of love to someone you care about makes the distance seem a lot less isolating.

The week I moved to NYC, I went to the nearest post office and got a P.O. Box to make receiving mail easier in the long run. Let’s face it, for as often as New Yorkers move in and out of apartments, it’s much more assuring to know that your mail only will be sent to one fixed destination.

There’s a lot of great mailbox options throughout the city, and not just the U.S. Postal Service. Find the ones with the best NYC student discounts! There are several private companies where you can rent out a personal mailbox. I found a great coupon from MBE (Mail Boxes Etc.) in the Campus Clipper coupon book for an awesome deal on their services. Sending letters and packages has become increasingly expensive as the price of stamps rise, so finding cheap deals to send home a package to the family is a huge help. Just the other day, I sent a small package to someone and it cost me nearly $10!

Find the best NYC student discounts and send mail the right way by getting yourself a personal mailbox at a mailbox center near by. It’s worth it, trust me.

Paul, Auburn University 2012

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