Friday, July 2, 2010

Cafeteria Food

Throughout our stay at Brown we have experienced some interesting meals at the mess halls. At first we were all excited about having an ice cream machine and a waffle maker. Although those are really yummy foods they get old after a while. The food that is being served from the hot table was always pasta or potatoes in some shape or form. We have learned to expect pancakes or French toast for breakfast and pasta for dinner. All the starch for every meal is not only tiring but it is not good for you.

This past week they have actually cooked some vegetables like broccoli, green beans, and squash. They also cook corn occasionally but that is also a starch and doesn’t help you get the nutrients you need. Nevertheless there is always the trusted salad bar. It is filled with lettuce, cucumbers, olives, carrots, broccoli, mushrooms, and so much more. They do a really good job at keeping the salad bar fresh and appetizing. They also have a variety of dressings that make the salad better. The salad bar can always be depended upon when you feel sick from all the starch.

They also have a panini press with a sandwich bar. They have roast beef and turkey, cheese, and then a whole bunch of toppings. They also have a good variety of breads from white to rye. With a little imagination you can make the best sandwich on earth. They also have the classic, peanut butter and jelly. I have yet to try it but I definitely plan to make myself a panini before I leave.

Over all the food is meant to keep us full so that we can function. The functioning is happening but I wish they had a little more brain food because I could get all the brain food I need for my class.

1 comment:

  1. Megan,

    Coming from California and, more specifically from the Bay Area, we've spoiled ourselves not only with a wide variety of tasty and nutritional foods but we're also used to having them prepared so they taste good and keep us healthy, too.

    You can go to some parts of the country and they think that all meats should be fried and all vegetables--once taken out of the can--should be boiled. And they have no concept of foods other than the basic foods they've known for 30 years.

    You'd hope that at a fine university like Brown, that there might be more diversity and a better sense of food preparation.