Quick pickling for the culinary underachiever

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Walking around a shop of fine artisanal food products always makes us sad about the current state of our bank accounts. Spying jars of organic Asian pear butter and lofty rosemary focaccia loaves is enough to make us seriously question our spending habits. After all, who needs textbooks when you have baked brie? But Read More…

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How to turn a basic college staple into a gourmet meal

Whether it’s Shin Ramyun, Maruchan Instant Ramen or Cup Noodle, ramen noodles have crossed your lips at least once. Whether you’d like to admit it or not, they have replaced a meal every now and then. Although they might not give you the burst of energy you need and may make Read More…

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Make the most of your K-cups

Keurig coffee machines, with their ability to create a single, amazing cup of coffee, have become all the rage. But the Keurig also has a dark side. Once you buy a Keurig, you become trapped in a cycle that forces you to continually buy its one-time-use K-cups in order to get Read More…

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The hunt for Berkeley’s best mac and cheese

Whoever decided to put delicious carbs and cheesy goodness together in one magical dish is truly a genius. Ever since its invention, mac ‘n’ cheese has basically been rumored to be the eighth wonder of the world. And for those with inadequate funds or time for a nice dinner out Read More…

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8 things you can substitute for meat in a burger

Burgers are easy to make, and they’re great if you want to have a barbecue with your friends this summer. But if you don’t eat meat or you’re getting tired of eating the same old burger every time, here are some different foods you can use for your next burger Read More…

Easy last-minute 4th of July recipes

We know that with school, jobs and daily activities, it’s hard to find time to cook. Sadly, life doesn’t get easier because Fourth  of July is here and you barely have time to prepare for the party you’re hosting at your house. Don’t worry — the Clog is here to help you Read More…

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Delicious meals you can make in 5 minutes

Mild panic rises as you surface from your deep slumber and realize that the number of times you’ve pressed snooze on your alarm this morning is probably higher than your GPA. You rush through your home, unsure if the reason your body is wet is because you didn’t fully dry Read More…

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Rookie mistakes to avoid when you cook

Cooking can be difficult, even for those of us who have mastered the art of “cooking” Cup Noodles using residence hall microwaves. Sometimes, it’s hard not to wish for one of those Easy Bake Ovens for Christmas. While determination, hard work and a solid fire safety plan are the only ingredients Read More…

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How to bake a cake from scratch

There’s a reason birthday cakes don’t come with a return receipt. They are perfect for birthdays, anniversaries or graduation parties, and nothing says love more than handmade food. This recipe is perfect for busy UC Berkeley students because you only need one mixing bowl and you don’t need to sift Read More…