Massachusetts Daily Collegian

DIY foods to make in the DC

By Steph Cann

May 1, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

When eating in the dining halls across campus, it's easy to eat only what is available that day. However, as an alternative, students should consider using the few cooking appliances provided, accessible ingredients and their...

The beer speaks for itself at Amherst Brewing Company

By Justin Surgent

April 26, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

The 100-foot copper bar top is huge, the beer selection even larger. Varieties range from dark porters to ultra-hoppy IPA’s, and home brewed beers are on tap alongside imported rarities. And if you want to take some home at...

Local brew culture has a home in the Pioneer Valley

By Emily Brightman

April 26, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Food & Drink

The Pioneer Valley is home to a wide array of do-it-yourself lifestyle enthusiasts, but perhaps the most prominent facet of its DIY culture is the art of homebrewing. Amherst alone is home to several breweries and brewpubs, all of which sprung from humble beginnings and a genuine love...

My first bar crawl

By Katie Landeck

April 26, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

A little bit grimy, with cheap beers on tap, neon signs and a pool table in the corner, The Spoke is exactly how I envisioned a bar growing up. I even had a beer. It was my first time at the bar, and I was trying to do ...

England vs. America: The Drinking Debates

By Jenny Rae

April 26, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

Across the Atlantic Ocean and far away, there sits a quaint island from which many a cultural emblem has emerged. In England, a boy with a lightning shaped scar, black hair and glasses first marched from the ink of his writer...

The best bars in Amherst

By Ashley Berger

April 26, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

Whether you’re searching for a down and dirty dive or a dashing and pleasantly upscale drinkery, look no further than downtown Amherst’s North Pleasant Street, where the strip’s line of bars doesn’t skimp on atmos...

Dining around the world (without leaving Amherst)

By Tommy Verdone

April 26, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

You don’t have to search very hard in Amherst for quality dining. You also don’t have to travel very far for a wide spectrum of global flavors. Amherst is host to countless restaurants representing all different sorts of ...

Where to caffeinate and elate on campus

By Tommy Verdone

April 24, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

Go into almost any building on the University of Massachusetts campus and you can find a cup of coffee. From the Fogbuster coffee to the Marketplace blends, or Santa Domingo, you’d be daft to say that caffeine isn’t easily...

The truth behind “healthy” foods

By Beth Cormack

April 17, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

Fat-free and “no sugar added” labels are an easy way to convince the average consumer that a product is healthy. But unfortunately, these products are often less healthy than they appear. Sure, some of these snacks are...

Stay cool with five healthy smoothie recipes this spring

By Elise Martorano

April 17, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

Nutritious, filling and most importantly, delicious smoothies are a great option for a quick snack. These smoothie recipes are perfect for breakfast, a post-work out snack, a quick refresher or an indulgent dessert. Strawberry B...

The accessibility of the hot pot

By Elise Martorano

April 3, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

College students are notorious for their laziness.  Likewise, they are also notorious for their insatiable desire (nay, necessity) for food—quick, delicious food.  Often, college students don’t have access to the resources that let them cook real macaroni and cheese, or hot chocolate...