New DEAR FOOD Series: Student, Starving, and Savvy

Today, we are excited to announce the launching of our new Dear Food series we’d like to call Student, Starving, and Savvy.

Written through the eyes of just one college student, the ideal of dining like true bons vivants is worth the financial pains. Worthy of the efforts of scrimping and the echoing of hollow wallets to scrape every penny and dime from the proverbial piggy-bank.

And yet, the shadow of realism clouds above, and we must sober from our fine wines and remember that a life like this is simply not so doable.

Perhaps, and as we hope, it’s just a season of life to be in, where hard-at-work students hold dearly their Top Ramens and Cup-of-Noodles with not a sense of true pleasure, but induced dependency. Sad and pitiable this chapter of American culture lives, says this foodie.

Student, Starving, and Savvy (or SS&S) is meant to be an outlet welcome to those who want – and deserve – a decent meal. Curbs may be cut, showmanship missing, but making the right investments is good for our not only our bodies, but our preservation of a culture to share a meal.

More importantly, this series is not only meant for college students. I invite, nay encourage, anyone who just wants to save or is short of time at home to check out some of these on-the-fly recipes. With any luck, we can make some great meals together.

Enthusiastic, at least, to begin, I will be kicking off the series beginning next week with our Cheater Pad Thai, which uses only four staple ingredients. Until then, dine well and be merry, Dear Food friends.

  • Rory the intern

The two great loves of my life are the movies and food; you can't take those away from me. Growing up in Oregon, where the hammering rain can't help but lead you inside great restaurants and venues, I've picked up a fine appreciation for these pieces of beauty and art, and how to give and get those along life's way. Through a life of pictures and dishes, my only wish is to be able to share with any and all my insights, misadventures, and fortunes.