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Our Bloggers

Current Bloggers (2014-2015)

See the Schedule page for more details regarding upcoming posts. Clicking an author’s name will direct you to all of their posts.

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Shirley                                         Co-editor of the blog.
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Co-editor of the blog.
Cindy                                       Cindy Liu is a current first-year in Columbia College, hopelessly undecided, but looking into Poli Sci, Human Rights, and Creative Writing. When she’s not browsing Food Porn Daily/BuzzFeed food, doing intense research on her next cheap ethnic food adventure in the city, or attempting to use the kitchen in her Hartley suite without setting off the fire alarm, Cindy enjoys playing the piano and sitting on the banisters of Low (it’s a good bet she’ll also be eating). She loves anything music, savory, avocado, poetry, and banana.
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Noah                                         Noah is a first year Masters student in Political Science who is from Singapore and absolutely has to know where all to good places to eat are. There can be no compromise
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Jacqueline is a senior at Barnard College majoring in Anthropology. Last year, she studied abroad in Copenhagen where she lived in a culinary house and became fascinated with the cuisine. Jacqueline loves trying new foods and exploring the cuisines of cultures around the world. She most enjoys cooking and baking for her friends and family.
Bethany                                  Bethany is a junior from Houston who spends her spare time exploring the city for the best cheap food. After interning as an editorial assistant at Real Cheap Eats, she’s since focused her photography on food and now photographs everything before she eats it. Her friends at this point have all been trained to wait before eating anything. She’s currently the photographer for FoodtoEat. For more food photography, check out her Instagram @bethanywong.
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Isabel                                      Isabel Klein is a current first-year at Barnard College and a prospective Biochemistry major. Her favorite type of food is Burmese or Cuban, but desserts are a close second. She’s hopeful that she’ll be able to explore the city through exploring all the wonderful food New York has to offer.
Jeanne                                    Jeanne is a visiting student at Barnard College this year, majoring in history and political science. She has lived in Paris her whole life, her family is from Corsica so food is no laughing matter for her. Struggling to understand all those strange American eating habits, she wants to make the most of her stay trying out every restaurant in Manhattan and Brooklyn (we all know that’s not possible but can’t blame a girl for being ambitious right?). She really misses her baguettes, pains au chocolat and foie gras but she’s really excited about this year and all the food she’s going to have!
Tanya                                      Tanya Zeif is a San Francisco native and lover of all things edible (favorites include roasted duck, any pasta (except with duck, actually) and the wild mushrooms her father forages). As a transfer to Barnard College, she aims to bite into every corner of the Big Apple’s food scene and craft each meal with style, flair, maximum deliciousness, and also some healthiness. Her favorite activities include grocery shopping, Farmer’s Marketting, and reading Yelp reviews (and looking at all the pictures!!!!). Stay tuned as she attempts to pack all of New York into her stomach without exploding or maxing out her credit card. It shall be a delicious struggle!
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Omar                                        Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan but raised in Amman, Jordan, I grew up eating falafel and hummus for breakfast, and middle eastern stews for lunch and dinner. My mother spent most of her time after work in the kitchen, which meant that the only time I could spend with her was when she was cooking or baking. This time spent in the kitchen had me appreciate all kinds of food, from pastas to curry. But coming here, I am excited about bringing my culinary heritage to the Columbia community. In A Taste of the Middle East, I will be introducing recipes, reviewing Middle Eastern restaurants around the city, and talking about the variety of cuisine found in the Arab world and the Middle East.
Mirella                                    Mirella Blum is a first year at Barnard College. A life-long food lover, she recently discovered a passion for working with food and hopes to pursue a career in the restaurant industry. You can often find her hanging around the Union Square Greenmarket, seeking both delicious produce and her favorite chefs.
Andrew                                           I was raised in upstate New York, that big, boring part of the state where there is nothing to do but eat and eat and eat some more. Yet, my father, a former culinary student, insisted that I never settle on what I eat. He took me to all the best restaurants and showed me all the nuances of fine dining. Even though I developed into a writer, my tongue still thinks its a chef.
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Jess                                           Jess Aquino, is a first year student in Columbia College. Born and bred in Brooklyn, she has enjoyed exploring the city and tasting everything it has to offer. She enjoys all desserts, and new food trends, and testing them to see if they are worth the hype.
MJ                                               MJ is a homegrown Wisconsin girl who’s soulmate is a coffee bean. A dedicated coffee consumer since high school, she deepened her relationship last year when she began working as a barista at a student-run coffee shop. As a transfer, she hopes to caffeinate throughout NYC while sharing tips for the best dorm room brewing methods and tastiest espresso oases in the city.
Amelia                                   Amelia is a new Sophomore transfer student at Barnard College, undeclared, though hoping to study Art History and French (and if she wasn’t in school right now, she’d be back in culinary school to pursue her obsession with one day becoming a pastry chef or possibly cheese-monger). On her “gap year” she decided she wanted to learn how to really cook, not just read recipes and studied at culinary institutions in England and France, leading her to start her life-long culinary passion- that is of cooking, creating, eating, learning, and just outright appreciating the art of food. Cookbook and food blog addict, she dreams mostly of cheese, macarons, and maybe someday creating a restaurant that features monthly menus inspired by artist’s simultaneous exhibitions- a “food art” opera of chefs and artists to create a bang out visual and sensory masterpiece- and yes she also does like study once in a while and not like, just eat.. Raised by two bay-scallop fisherman (and recent bee-keepers)  parents on the small island of Nantucket, she cannot wait to eat her next few years through the colossal city of New York!
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