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    Pre-Thanksgiving Feast

    We had an epic feast this past Sunday at our dorm. Everyone was required to bring something, preferably to cook. I ended up making a dessert: cinnamon apple puff pastry with creme anglaise – a recipe that I learned last year in my culinary elective! I did not think it would take so long to cook, but when cooking for about a dozen people, it ends up taking a while. The creme anglaise I made on Saturday, which took about two hours to make two batches. The puff pastry took a while to make since I had to bake a dozen. With prep and cooking time, it took three hours.…

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    H is for Hungarian

    Whoops. I’m a little behind on my blog posts. I got a little lazy last week. We’re also a little behind on our Ethnic Food Nights since  two weeks before, we ended up skipping G for German because we could not find an affordable restaurant, we had Thanksgiving dinner this past Sunday as a group (post to come some time this week), and this weekend we’ll all be gone for Thanksgiving. Anyways, H is for Hungarian at Andre’s Cafe is probably my favorite. I had veal goulash with nokedli, which was some kind of noodle. I was very happy that Patrick, the Hungarian in the group, had picked it out…

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    Brooklyn Bridge

    Who would have known that the walk over the Brooklyn Bridge would take half an hour? This morning was not very fun. Not only did I have to wake up early for a class at Hunter, I had to schlep over to Brooklyn. Tasha and I ended up being very late – AKA missed our class completely after walking over the bridge, going to the wrong side of the park, etc. Not a fun morning. But I did take a couple of pictures via BlackBerry of the Brooklyn Bridge. My new camera from Macaulay wasn’t fully charged yet so I didn’t have it with me. I was kind of shocked…

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    Happy Halloween

    A couple of days late, but I wanted to post all my pictures in chronological order. On Halloween, Tasha, Anne, Claudia, and I made a brave attempt to go to the Halloween Parade downtown. We left the dorms after the parade started, around seven, which turned out to be a bad idea. If we truly wanted to get good spots, we should have gotten there hours earlier. The place was a mob scene. At one point, the crowd we were in were packed in so tight that I could not move at all. I was literally sandwiched between people I did not know. It was insane.

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    F is for Filipino

    Not too many pictures from the Filipino night. Basically, I brought home a lot of food on Saturday night. I thought it would be a lot more authentic instead of going out to eat at some mediocre and overpriced restaurant in Manhattan. Filipino dishes I brought: giniling, chicken adobo, beef steak, and palabok. Anne in particular really enjoyed it. On Sunday she ended up researching everything Filipino on Wikipedia from desserts to media/entertainment. We both found out that there is a decent Filipino restaurant four blocks away from the dorm. Anne really wants to try some halo halo. I will definitely check this place out soon, just so I am…