Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Tempranillo wine a flavorful bouquet

By Matthew Harrison

April 7, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink

In today’s wine review, I taste two Spanish wines, both of the Tempranillo varietal. Tempranillo, which comes from the Spanish word for ”early,“ is a grape which ripens several weeks earlier than most other Spanish grapes. It leads to wines which are flavorful an...

Healthy Cooking: Simplified

By Steven McPartland

April 6, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink

Cooking an enjoyable meal every night for yourself can be a daunting task, and making it a healthy meal can make the difficult seem downright impossible. You’re strapped for time, you don’t want to spend a fortune. You want...

A Scotch-lovers guide to whisky

By Matthew Harrison

April 4, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink, Videos

Scotch is defined as any whisky made in Scotland. By law, it must be made from barley, distilled in Scotland, contain less than 94.8 percent alcohol, aged in oak barrels in Scotland for a minimum of three years and bottled at...

Light, fresh and healthy spring meals hit the spot

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

March 25, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink

Spring is officially here – temperatures may still be hovering around chilly and cold, but according to the calendar the spring season has been upon us since last Saturday. The semester is already halfway over, and summer will...

The most important bakery no one knows about

By Jazmine Pendleton

March 23, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

It’s a regular Tuesday night at Hampshire Dining Commons, and a pan of crumb cake sits on the counter waiting for the first student to grab a piece. One after another, students quickly pile the cake onto their plates. Yet, as...

Emerald Isle brews: One reporter’s take on the classic drinks of Cork County, Ireland

By Andrew Sheridan

March 23, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

The Republic of Ireland is famous for many things, including shamrocks, leprechauns, fierce religiousness and an even more fierce hatred of the British. But if the Emerald Isle is famous for one thing above all else, it’s beer. The...

Local haunt, the Harp serves up delicious food, cold beer and goodwill

By Brendan Murphy

March 21, 2010

Filed under Commerce, Food & Drink

The Harp is the quintessential traditional Irish bar that every town needs, but very few have. In addition to their 16 beers on tap, they offer a wide selection of great food and entertainment to keep their patrons happy. Upon...

NoHo know how: Great eats and tasty treats

By Brendan Murphy

March 11, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink

On a whirlwind tour of downtown Northampton eateries, there are five places right on Main Street that simply can’t be missed: Local Burger, Amanouz Café, Spoleto, Fitzwilly’s and Ben and Bill’s Chocolate Emporium. Each...

Miss Saigon serves up authentic Vietnamese cuisine

By Brendan Murphy

March 2, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

If you’ve ever wondered to yourself ‘where can I get a good pho noodle bowl?’ look no further than Miss Saigon, located in downtown Amherst. The restaurant’s signature dish boasts rice noodles, various beef cuts, bean...

NoHo Know How: Where to go for a cup-o-joe

By Tappan Parker

February 26, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink

In a college town, a savvy student ought to know the best joint in town to grab a cup o’ joe. The following includes a line up of the best study spots, most delicious café fare and grooviest music scenes. So stay in the know...

Alpha Pizza’s fresh new approach breaks the college-town calzone blues

By Brendan Murphy

February 18, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink

In November 2009, Alpha Pizza threw its hat into the ring of Amherst pizzerias and delivery joints and quickly separated itself from the pack through its incorporation of fresh local ingredients. Formerly known as Pizza Rama, Alpha Pizza changed the name and face of the busines...

Confucius Say: Top 10 Fortune Cookie

By Tappan Parker

February 15, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

Sunday marked the Chinese New Year, and as a result there are bound to be a lot of fortune cookies eaten in celebration. Many people will crack open their oven-baked pastry to find grammatically incorrect predictions of the future....