Congratulations to the Queen and Princess of Calzones-Connie & Jean! In the great Calzone Cookoff @ Penn Pavilion Connie was voted by YOU as your Queen w/ Jean coming in a close second as Princess! As Connie was crowned with her tiara, held her bouquet of roses and wore her bejeweled sash she thanked Duke Dining and all of the students for "making this moment possible!" THANKS FOR VOTING!
We have all stood there looking in the depths of our refrigerators, pulling out little white boxes or plastic containers; we cautiously open them, sniff, and think to ourselves “Hmmmm I wonder??????” Leftovers can be harboring millions of unsafe bacteria and still look and smell perfectly fine.
Well wonder no more; we are here to tell you. If you can’t remember when you bought or cooked it, toss it. Nope-we aren’t about increasing food waste but a bout of food poisoning is no joking matter. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are an estimated 76 million cases of foodborne illness reported in the US each year, resulting in 350,000 hospitalizations, 5,000 deaths, and who knows how many unexplained “stomach bugs”. So folks, when in doubt, throw it out.
Here are a few guidelines to help you out:
According to The Daily Meal, Duke is one of the best universities in the nation when it comes to food. It’s in the top 1% to be exact. When I first heard this, I was shocked. Duke? The best food? Although Duke food isn’t horrible, it doesn’t seem extraordinary either, especially with all the changes that happened over the summer. Duke removed several popular dining options including Chick-Fil-A, Armadillo Grill, and Subway, and added the Penn Pavilion and Red Mango. Students complain all the time about the changes that were made, but there is a lot to be thankful for here at Duke in terms of dining.
National food and drink publication, The Daily Meal, has placed Duke Dining in the top 1% of colleges and universities interviewed for best college food in America. They conducted an eye-opening study that examined the most outstanding campus dining at 2000 four-year colleges across the country. The Daily Meal selected Duke Dining as an extraordinary dining services university and used the following methodology to determine their results: healthy food options, local & sustainable programs, accessibility & service, events/nutritional education, the âXâ factor and the overall dining program.
My first post goes out to the freshman. Welcome to Duke! I hope the start of your Duke experience has been as much of a whirlwind for you as it was for me! I remember these first couple weeks at Duke being exciting, challenging, ridiculous, silly, daunting, and many times, a bit lonely. Some people have a seamless transition into Duke, but those people are few, and far between. I want to encourage those freshman still struggling to find your place here. It doesn’t happen over night, nor should it! If you haven’t found your crew, don’t worry, chances are neither have most people. You are not alone.
TODAY ONLY (August 6th)-enjoy FREE iced tea and iced coffee from 2pm-6pm at Au Bon Pain in the Bryan Center!
Duke Dining made it to the Food Network Cooking Channel's "Best College Eats Bracket Battle!" Check out the article, fill out your bracket and vote for Duke Dining's Greek Devil Gyro from the Greek Devil Food Cart! Vote for Greek Devil Food Cart HERE!
Congratulations to freshman Alex Shih for winning the Super Bowl Dinner football grill give-a-way! Guests were invited to select their choice for the winning Super Bowl team for a chance to win the football grill. The Super Bowl Dinner was held on Thursday, 1/31 at Great Hall and Marketplace and featured “super” fun menu item such as a wing bar and Super Bowl team favorites to include San Francisco’s garlic fries and the Ravens’ pit beef sandwich. Also at the dinner was a Coke bottle toss game donated from the Department of Athletics. Thanks to all for a great event!
Here we are in the midst of cold and flu season doing our best to stay healthy and avoid feeling under the weather, but despite doing all the things we have learned to do to stay well those pesky bugs sneak their way in anyway. For decades chicken soup has been known to take the edge off when said pesky bugs attack, but what is it about chicken soup that makes us feel better? We know that we feel better after having a bowl of chicken soup, but what exactly gives this type of soup its “special powers?”