It’s no secret that the vegan culture is thriving in Berkeley. There are countless vegan restaurants in the area, all of the dining halls have vegan options and there’s even a vegan cinnamon roll shop near campus (which is like, AMAZING). It’s even a pretty typical reaction from someone who hears that you’re a Berkeley student:

“You go to Berkeley? You must be like, really smart.”

“You go to Berkeley? Do you even go to class, or are you just protesting all the time?”

“You go to Berkeley? So, does that mean you’re like, a weird vegan hippie now?”

We’ve all heard it. It kind of goes without saying that the vegan food culture comes with a certain stigma. The food tastes bland, there are little to no options, vegans are trying to convert you to a lifestyle that’s much less fun … the list goes on. Well, listen up everyone because there’s a new (and young) vegan chef who’s changing minds left and right about the vegan world! She’s been taking the food industry by storm and making the vegan lifestyle look chicer than ever. She’s gorgeous, she’s sweet and best of all, she’s a recent Berkeley alum. Meet Chloe Coscarelli. read more »


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Folks, it is what it is. Ze Clog is about to get all fancy and teach ze art of winning hearts of our readers’ Valentines – with food, duh. Vat else is necessary if there is zensual chocolate and aphrodisiac strawberries involved?

But in all seriousness, the Clog’s going to tell you the basics of making these beauties. How can freakin’ chocolate–covered strawberries ever disappoint? They’ve never failed us whenever we’ve wanted to get laid we wanted to express our love for our loved ones, be it friends, significant others, or your wonderful parents –  but at this point, Mom and Dad probably want you to leave them alone and stop asking for their money more than anything else (commence laughter).

Chocolate-strawberries are delicious and relatively easy to make. For the effort you put in, the results and the appreciation from your Valentine(s) will prove to be more than worth it. Simple and yet impressive. So be you male or female, don the sacred apron and be prepared to make these babies. And if they turn out ugly, at least they’ll still taste good. Like all things, this comes with practice. Good luck! read more »


Sure, cooking brownies in the microwave is kinda miraculous, but maybe you’re living in an apartment this year. One with an actual oven/stove. Congratulations. You’ve graduated to almost real adult life. Now let’s learn how to cook.

Once you’re armed with the Joy of Cooking, you can just as easily thumb through the Internet to find your next meal. Culinary Web site Five Mushrooms is the Google of recipes. It searches through a variety of sites–allrecipes.com, Yahoo! Food, Epicurious, Food Network–to find a multitude of recipes for your perusal.

You can use its search engine with the same tricks you use for Google. Some tips: read more »