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From Russia to Italy: food discoveries from our years abroad

Image description: Two plates of dumplings, on a table. Maga Flores-Trevino—Aosta Valley – Seupa à la valpellinentze (Zuppa alla valpellinzese)   Food in the Aosta Valley, where I spent a big part of my year abroad, is a reflection of the cow-filled, mountainous land situated between France and Switzerland in Northern Italy. Mountain climate and […]

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The Last Supper

Cast your mind back to the Easter vac—a bygone era before coursework or prelims revision, filled with holiday related snacks and access to a fridge stocked by my mum. Although there’s a lot to be said for my college, with its tacky-floored bar and prospectus-glossed amenities, moving back into college always leaves a kitchen sized […]

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A Taste of Home – China

The famous (and arguably best) moment in Ratatouille sees the singular critic, Anton Ego transported back into his childhood memories upon swallowing the first bite of ratatouille – a dish humble in origins and ingredients. One bite is enough to exceed his demand for ‘perspective,’ and the critic is overcome with intense nostalgia, flung back […]

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