Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Honey whiskey leaves drinkers buzzing

By Matthew M. Robare

March 10, 2011

The trouble with many whiskeys – especially those in the price range of most college students – is that they can have a harsh taste and can therefore be unpleasant for developing palettes. Well, Evan Williams Honey Re...

Spring break drinks to brighten up your day

By Ashley Berger

March 3, 2011

Are you dreaming of the sun, the sand and a drink in your hand but can’t quite afford to get away from the bitter cold of Massachusetts? Follow these simple instructions to whip up a few cocktails, which, if you drink enough of them ...

Amherst bubbling over LimeRed

By Mandy Pote

March 2, 2011

Stores come and go in Amherst, but some are here to stay due to their uniqueness and quality customer service. Only three weeks into business, the new LimeRed Teahouse may be here to stay. Located a couple doors down from Bueno Y...

The 2010 guide to egg nog

By Tim Jones

December 9, 2010

The holiday season is officially here, and that means the return of my favorite drink of all time: egg nog. I wouldn’t consider myself a connoisseur of the stuff, but my obsession over it transcends most people. This is a guide to egg nog, and an insight ...

Easy Holiday Treats

By Acacia DiCiaccio

December 9, 2010

With the holidays coming up, your sweet tooth may already be in anticipation for what is up ahead. Try these new desserts this holiday season and your guests will be drooling. First of the two desserts is the no-bake pie, lovingly referred to as Evil Pie. Ge...

Ratatouille not just a movie

By Acacia DiCiaccio

December 2, 2010

Ratatouille – you know you’ve heard this word before. Maybe you know that this is a French word. Maybe it brings to mind the image of a Pixar rat. These are correct assumptions, but you may not know that it is also an absolu...

Butternut squash makes a perfect side for potluck parties

By Acacia DiCiaccio

December 1, 2010

With the holiday season right around the corner, you may already be daydreaming about which foods to make room for on your plate. Between the turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and all those other great si...

Berkshire Brewing: a local gem

By Andrew Sheridan

November 30, 2010

Teaser: In South Deerfield, Mass., on a dirt-paved back road, lies an unassuming building. From the street no flashy logos are visible, and the average bystander might never know it, but this small factory is the home of one of the state’s finest c...

The Art of the Brew

By Tappan Parker

November 30, 2010

Brewing beer is an art. In order to become a beer artist, the first question you must ask is: what do you want to brew? You may want to consider brewing a pilsner, a lager or even a stout. Some beers are a bit harder to brew than oth...

In the realm of the fortys, Colt 45 is king

By Matthew M. Robare

November 30, 2010

Before 4Loko, if one wanted a cheap way to get drunk, there were forties: big glass bottles containing 40 oz. of malt liquor for $2.50 a pop. Malt liquor is like any other beer, but with a greater alcohol content, with the lighter spect...

A look at some favorites

By Samantha Denette

November 30, 2010

After spending a semester in Italy, I fancy myself to be a bit of a wine snob. But as much as I love a nice crisp Vernaccia di San Gimignano, there are a few drawbacks to my vino preferences. First of all, many bars don’t carry...

How to eat right and save money

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

November 29, 2010

Eating the right foods is absolutely essential to living well. It’s obvious that eating greasy, fried or otherwise unhealthy foods will add inches to your waist and extremities, clogging arteries and shooting your cholesterol...