The Observer

Professor Discusses Political and Personal Implications of Sudan’s Upcoming Referendum

July 12, 2011

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By MATT SURRUSCO Arts and Culture Co-Editor Published: December 10, 2010 Amir Idris won’t reveal which way he’ll be voting in the upcoming Sudanese referendum. He says he hates to choose. Planned for Jan. 9, 2011, the vote on southern Sudan’s independence may result in the division of his native country into two states....

Miles from Take Out, A Do-it-Yourself Clam Digging Adventure

July 10, 2011

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By Elissa Dauria Staff Writer Published: April 22, 2010 Just a short drive and a ferry ride from urban Seattle is Dosewallips State Park and, at low tide, a harvest of clams waiting to be raked from the sand. A spring break trip to a beach that requires you to bend over and dig through mud, you might ask? Well, this foodi...

A California Classic in Your New York City Kitchen: Fish Tacos

July 5, 2011

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Who Doesn’t Get the Urge for Mexican Food Every Now and Then? Channel Your Cravings With This Easy Recipe By Elissa Dauria Staff Writer Published: April 1, 2010 Fish tacos are a great way to incorporate fish into your diet, especially if it’s not your favorite food. Although they are a feature of coastal Mexican f...

Go Prank Happy! How to Pull The Ultimate April Fool’s Joke

July 5, 2011

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By Nadine Deninno Staff Writer Published: April 1, 2010 Sure April Fool’s Day (my personal favorite holiday) is all about fun and games, but you have to get serious if you really want to get someone good. Pulling off the perfect prank is a combination of the skills we’ve been learning our whole lives: researching, planning...

There is No Such Thing as Chinese Food

June 28, 2011

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One Student Chef Discovers the Nuances of the Cuisine With a Book, a Restaurant and a Recipe. By Elissa Dauria Staff Writer Published February 18, 2010 There is no such thing as Chinese food. What I mean is that there is no one cuisine. What we know as “Chinese food” is actually a reinterpretation of Cantonese fo...

Lift Your Fork to A Healthy New Year With This Seasonal Salad

June 28, 2011

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By Elissa Dauria Staff Writer Published February 4, 2010 Refresh your palate after all of the heavy holiday sweets with this salad that utilizes the fresh, seasonal produce that winter has to offer. Add a few pieces of grilled chicken to make a more substantial lunch, perfect for bringing to an internship or for a quick m...

Overcoming Food Phobias With Spaghetti Puttanesca

June 28, 2011

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By Elissa Dauria Staff Writer Published: December 10, 2009 Before launching into a detailed account of his years as Vogue magazine’s food critic, Jeffrey Steingarten begins his book, “The Man Who Ate Everything,” with a surprising confession: there are many foods he doesn’t like. He calls them “food phobias,” whic...

The Thanksgiving Day-After Meal: Shepherd’s Pie

June 27, 2011

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By Elissa Dauria Staff Writer Published: November 19, 2009 A pressing issue for anyone who hosts Thanksgiving dinner? What to do with all of those leftovers. A few will be given out to guests; the stuffing goes to an aunt, the turkey to someone’s college-age cousin. And the rest will be thoughtlessly microwaved and e...

One Last Taste of Summer: An Easy Spanish Gazpacho Soup

June 25, 2011

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BY Elissa Dauria Contributing Writer Published: September 24, 2009 Gazpacho is a traditional Spanish cold soup made during the hot summer months in every home from Catalunya to Andalucia. I learned this easy, vegetarian recipe from my host mother in Sevilla during my spring 2009 semester abroad. It perfectly represents Spani...

Who Will Win The Superbowl??

May 24, 2011

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Max Wollner asks Fordham students about their thoughts on the Superbowl. http://vimeo.com/19627532

Rams Halt Late Charge from Rhode Island to Win Home Opener

May 24, 2011

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By Darryl Yu, Sports Editor Excitement filled the air on Jack Coffey Field on Sept. 11, as the Fordham Rams came back from behind to notch their first victory of the season with a 27-25 win over Rhode Island University. Losing their seasonal opener against Bryant University on Sept. 4, the Rams were looking forward to getting...

“My Goodness, My Guinness”: Where to Drink This St. Patrick’s Day

May 24, 2011

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If you’re staying in New York during spring break this year, you’ll be in town for St. Patrick’s Day, so don’t be so jealous of your friends spending the week in tropical climates. Instead, celebrate the holiday on March 17 by frequenting one of the following great local pubs for some traditional Irish fare and a pint...