by Angela Yi ’19
I’m supposed to be working on my paper due tomorrow, but I turn on my phone and go on Facebook. As I scroll through my feed, the first thing I see is: 5 Make-Ahead Dinners That Will Make You A Champion At Life. Like all other freshmen, eating Annenberg food every day has become more than a little tiring. A small hope burgeons in my chest – maybe I’ll finally be able to eat something else? – and I click on the link.
But I read the first line of the recipe – “Heat olive oil in a large saucepan or skillet” – and the sensation of crushing disappointment hits. Heat? As in fire? As in one-of-my-biggest-phobias-in-the-world?
I love food. And I especially love good food. Alas, I can’t cook because 1. I’m deathly afraid of knives and fire, and 2. I gave up on the culinary arts after I caused a small fire while trying to make instant ramen. So recipes like 20 Fast Dinner Recipes or 27 Healthy Recipes You Can Make in Your Dorm Room are a bit…beyond my capabilities.
Herein lies the problem: I love good food, but I can’t cook to save my life, and Annenberg food isn’t always fulfilling. Thankfully, my mom makes amazing food, so I survived my first 19 years of life. But unfortunately, sending over food from California even once a week, let alone every day, is a bit unrealistic. And eating takeout everyday is very tempting – if only I had a bottomless wallet.
I thought about this long and hard before college started, and after hours of pondering, I finally came up with a solution: Join a food blog! Getting subsidized to eat awesome restaurant food as long as I write a review is an offer I absolutely cannot refuse.
Possible future meals?
Thank you, Uncle Harvard.