ABOUT THIS ISSUE
From lunchtime meals in Leo J. O’Donovan Dining Hall to a fancy dinner at the Michelin-starred Fiola Mare on the Georgetown waterfront, the range of food options across campus and Washington, D.C. has never been more diverse. Food is one of the many ways in which students can explore their own culture or discover new ones through culinary experiences they can not have anywhere else.
From cooking their roommates elaborate meals to finding specialized restaurants that appeal to their diets, students choose to engage with food in increasingly diverse ways, creating a way for students to build identity and community through their palates.
Contributing Editors: Michelle Brown, Emma Ginsberg, Tarika Kumar, Yu Young Lee, Rosy Lin, Allan Navarro, Jason Omori, Stephanie Parmiter, Janis Park, Sheel Patel, Kira Pomeranz, Ryan Siebecker, Megan Wee
When Fatima Marquez (COL ’22) finished her $16 seafood enchiladas at Los Cuates, she had one thing to say of the hearty dish: “It needs more spice.” Used to devouring spice-filled meals at home, Marquez was underwhelmed by the flavor but not completely unsatisfied… [Read More]
The intricate artistry of student cooking is one of the distinct hobbies through which Georgetown University students differentiate themselves on the hilltop. Withdrawing from a meal plan and choosing to cook for oneself in dorm rooms and common rooms is a decision that upperclassmen can make…[Read More]
Fifty-four percent of 351 students surveyed experienced food insecurity at Georgetown University because of cost, according to a survey conducted by the Georgetown University Student Association in 2016, the most recent year for which data is available. The rising costs of higher education…[Read More]
For omnivores, deciding where to eat out with a vegan friend can be a long process of negotiation. Deciding where to eat is a great enough challenge for people with similar enough preferences. Add conflicting dietary restrictions into the mix, and conflict seems inevitable…[Read More]
Drawn by the allure of internet fame and Instagram attention, some Georgetown University students have found their niche online by posting the food they make and eat. Whether they are making the dishes themselves or using their account to review local restaurants…[Read More]