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Homemade Hipster: On-the-go breakfasts

Photo by Annie Zhang

Annie Zhang and Ishaani Dayal

September 24, 2020

ornings can be hectic and rushed with 8 a.m Zoom classes, but cooking a nutritious and appetizing breakfast doesn’t have to be a chore. With basic ingredients such as bananas and yogurt from your kitchen, making breakfast can take no more than five minutes. Watch the video below to try out five brea...

Quarantine chefs

One of the desserts junior Roma Ankolekar
baked was cookies. Photo by Roma Ankolekar

Claire Wen

May 23, 2020

Students take up cooking and baking during shelter in place

DIY: Apple fritters

DIY: Apple fritters

Sarah Young

March 27, 2020

Easy to make apple fritters while staying in

Mallow Makin’ : four marshmallow based creations

A picture of the four marshmallow creations mentioned in the story: rice krispies, marshmallow pops, marshmallow men, and a marshmallow based face mask.

Stuti Upadhyay

February 11, 2020

Marshmallows are a hallmark of winter — a soft and squishy delicacy that many enjoy, whether it’s marshmallows alone or with a classic treat like hot cocoa. Aside from these typical marshmallow uses, here are some additional unique ways to enjoy marshmallows.    Pops Supplies:  Large marshmallows Bittersweet ...

A taste from home: Japanese club prepares yakisoba for its members

After about 15 minutes, the yakisoba is done and served in bowls, along with disposable chopsticks.

Emily Xia and Zara Iqbal

January 27, 2019

Water? “Hai, mizu.” Yes. A Japanese club officer balanced the bowl of water precariously as she handed it off to the other. Crackling and sizzling sounds filled the air, and the unique smell of the Japanese traditional noodle, yakisoba, wafted through the halls, its scent reaching to the end ...

Homemade Hipster: Foods for when you’re sick

Homemade Hipster: Foods for when you're sick

Ananya Bhat

April 13, 2018

ome with a cold? Down with a sore throat? As allergy season approaches, you'll feel better with the rejuvenating effects of these easy-to-create foods and drinks. Check out these home recipes in the video below. ...

Culinary Connections: The way cooking brings people together

Culinary Connections: The way cooking brings people together

Priya Reddy

December 12, 2017

he clock ticks just loud enough so that assistant principal Andrew Goldenkranz can hear it, reminding him of his quickly approaching deadline. Eyeing his ingredients, he gets to work, whipping out bowls and measuring cups. Swiftly pouring and mixing ingredients, he runs a recipe through his head, som...

We are what we eat: Melting pot, the evolution of our food and ourselves

We are what we eat: Melting pot, the evolution of our food and ourselves

Alina Abidi

March 9, 2016

t’s spaghetti and meatballs, almost. The pasta part is typical: a navy blue cardboard box emptied into a boiling pot of water. But the meat is something different, something special. It’s Singaporean ground beef, cooked with thick slices of ginger and a heavy helping of secret sauce. Jean Li...

Cupertino: Competition happens here

Cupertino: Competition happens here


November 25, 2013

Staff writers Kristin Chang and Neha Ramchandani stepped into Cupertino’s Farmer’s Market, which is hosted every Sunday morning in the Oaks Shopping Center, to compete against each other in a cooking challenge on Nov. 17. With a 20-minute time limit, and 20 dollars in their pockets, Chang and Ramchandani...

Spring cooking challenge

Spring cooking challenge

Yuna Lee

May 1, 2013

Spring Cooking Challenge from El Estoque on Vimeo. We’re juniors, which means a ton of homework on weekends. Almost a literal ton, as our dads seem to comment on the weight of our backpacks nearly every day. And like normal teenagers, we ignore that homework and party instead. But ours aren’t the typica...

Fresh from the garden

Fresh from the garden

Varsha Venkat

February 25, 2013

Pickles, gnocchi and ratatouille: it all sounds like something you’d find in a first-class restaurant in Paris, but for Spanish teacher Maria Coughlin, making these complex dishes is part of a weekly routine.Coughlin has been an avid gardener for as long as she can remember, and her love of fresh frui...

Catharsis in the kitchen

Catharsis in the kitchen

Cynthia Mao

November 19, 2012

Food is one of life’s simplest pleasures. First and foremost, it keeps you alive and your body functioning. But let’s be honest: That’s not nearly as important as how brownies — we are firm believers in the chewy ones — will definitely get that cute boy from your English class to go to Sadie’s...