A few weeks ago, I was walking on campus with a friend of mine from the pre-vet program, and we were talking about Thanksgiving and Christmas. Suddenly Khalil (my friend) asked me, “Hey! Do you want to come to my home for Thanksgiving break?” His mother had invited me and some other friends to their home once before, so this time I knew I had to go. I went to their place for Thanksgiving in Columbus, and how those five days went is hard to explain in words!
It felt for a moment that I could be at my own home! Khalil’s mom, Aunt Maleha made so many delicious foods for us every day. For every single dish she made a vegetarian version just so that I could eat. On an off note, did I tell you that I’m a vegetarian? … Read More »
This past Friday was UF’s International Night. It’s the best campus event – you get to learn about other cultures directly from international Findlay students and professors. You get to taste their foods, view pictures from their homelands, see their traditional clothes, watch them perform dances, play instruments and sing songs. Our friends and tutors were manning the Japan table. They had Udon (a type of Japanese noodle) in Mentsuyu (the soup broth base poured over the Udon) for everyone to taste. They also had Ocha (green tea), Mochi (a gummy-like rice cake filled with various things such as sweet bean paste) and Makizushi (rolled sushi). This was my first time to taste sushi! I must admit that I was very nervous to try it since we have been told that we will eat lots of sushi while in Japan. However, my … Read More »
This past Friday we had another Japanese get-together party. It wasn’t exactly a party, but every time we are together we make it a party! We cooked Japanese food, worked on learning and practicing Japanese, and practiced eating with chopsticks and using proper table manners. I think I can officially say that I feel comfortable using chopsticks in public. Practice has finally paid off and transformed this klutz into a competent chopsticks wielder! We made Karee, which is Japanese curry. The Karee consisted of chunks of beef (which I cooked using chopsticks as my only tool), mushrooms, carrots, onions and potatoes all coated in a sweet sauce, which reminded me of honey. We also made Tonkatsu, which is pork breaded in flour and panko (a crispy Japanese style bread crumb). The fried pork loins were served dipped in a special … Read More »
Nothing’s more difficult for me than trying to find the motivation to dive right back into classes when I come back from break. Winter break was definitely well needed after such a hard, stressful and busy fall semester. I cherished great time with family, friends, working and celebrating the holidays. Winter break has come to an end and it’s time to come back to my Findlay family and the reality of school.
As upperclassmen syllabus week is now cut down to the first 10 minutes of class and then we hit the ground running as we dive right into lecture. The first week goes by rather slow as there are not very many assignments or studying to be done yet. At this point, you can cherish the time you have to watch your favorite movies and TV shows, get caught up on odds and … Read More »
I really appreciate how hard Henderson Dining Hall works to provide a variety of food. There’s enough familiarity to keep me comfortable, but enough diversification to keep me from getting tired of anything. Bravo, dining hall! Keep up the good work!
(Editor’s Note: Madison is on a summer study tour for pre-veterinary medicine students at Rakuno Gakuen University in Ebetsu, Hokkaido, Japan. The University of Findlay established a partnership for cultural and academic exchange experiences with Rakuno Gakuen University in 2008.)
Hello from Japan!
After a thirteen hour flight from a six hour layover in Chicago, my colleagues and I made it safely to Japan. Once out of the airport, our adventures began along with a busy schedule. We have begun to attend classes at the Rakuno Gakuen University. Among our great experiences so far: we witnessed a bear necropsy, saw dolphins and milked the school’s dairy cows early in the morning.Â This week our activities include doing clinicals in the school’s animal hospital. Yesterday we got to see two eye surgeries and do x-rays â€” I’m learning so much!
One of the things I’ve … Read More »
I love food. I love all types of food. I love looking at pictures of food. I love watching TV shows about food. I love making it, eating it, buying it, thinking about it. There were a few serious years of my life in which I considered pursuing it and becoming a pastry chef, and eating my way through my working yearsâ€” bouncing from brownie to pastry to triple layer chocolate cake to souffle and get paid for it.
Instead, I decided to come to terms with my Food Network addiction and nurse it as a hobby instead, though I will admit I still haven’t ruled out the possibility of one day having my own cooking show, and still occasionally dream about becoming the Oprah of the food world. Since being at university, I have discovered food blogs as … Read More »
I am a foodie! I love trying different kinds of cuisines. My mantra for good health is to try everything, but the consumption should not be overly excessive. In Findlay, I haven’t had much opportunity to explore around different food places, but couple of days ago I decided to try our campus dining hall. The food was beyond my expectation and I truly enjoyed my experience over there.
Since it was my first time, I wasnâ€™t familiar with the environment at Henderson Dining Hall. After entering, I met a lady wearing an orange shirt at the register. I asked her for advice regarding the selection of food, and within two minutes she gave me an entire overview about dining hall services.
I started off in the salad bar section where they have large selection of veggies to choose from. I was amazed … Read More »