Category: Sophia’s Smorgasbord

Duluth Assi Plaza: worth the trip | Sophia’s Smorgasbord

After spending the last two years in the chaos of Atlanta, the fast-paced city life and adjusting to living in the pandemic, I craved suburbia. So, when Brammhi Balarajan (23C) asked me to drive up to Duluth, Georgia with her to see former managing editor Shreya Pabbaraju (21C), I immediately agreed. Our first stop was [...]

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Dismantle the food patriarchy and bring back food as a feminist revolution | Sophia’s Smorgasbord

Wikimedia Commons/Bernard Gagnon Food is often misrepresented as a one-sided story, a narrative focused on haute culture, Michelin starred restaurants and chefs and of course, the final presentation of the dish. But behind every Instagram-perfect rendition of food is a forgotten feminist revolution. Contrary to what people might think, food doesn’t start in the kitchen. [...]

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Cutting fruit: a gesture, a language and a promise

(Ali Barlow / Emory Wheel ) Amid the pandemic, my dad traveled halfway across the world with a suitcase filled with Chinese snacks just for me. When school first started, my parents stuffed a box full of food they thought I might enjoy and share with my friends. The box flew from Guangdong to Hong [...]

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Fusion food: A beacon to advancing cross-cultural identity and unity

(Emory Wheel/Ally Hom, Pizza Delivery Box) “Ew, that’s a lot of mayo,” I overheard as I dolloped the condiment across my fries. Whether or not they were talking about me is irrelevant. People indulge in different, weird food combinations like Cheetos and milk, salami and grapes, ice cream and fries and of course, Hawaiian pizza. [...]

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An ode to Sushi

Sushi holds a special place in my heart. Not just as the ideal first date feast, but also as the go-to meal for my high school friends and I. Back home in Indiana, we would get sushi at Sushi Bar on every possible occasion: after school, celebrating someone’s birthday or after a sudden palate craving.  [...]

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