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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Kitchen Therapy

Kitchen Therapy

Dominic Minadeo, Culture Staff Writer August 31, 2022

After a year of slicing turkey and boiling beets for my job as a cook, I clocked in for the last time at the Vermont National Country Club kitchen.  I changed into my chef coat. I chopped and washed...

Illistrations: Egg Plant

Eggplants: Cooking and Connecting with the Old World

Brigitte Riordan, Staff Writer March 13, 2018

Food is culture. I am a first-generation Romanian-American, but I don’t know much about Romanian food. My father fled the country in the height of Ceausescu’s dictatorship, and once he moved to the...

Bettina Cataldi, B-Side.

Burlington’s Hierarchy of Needs

Bettina Cataldi, Staff Writer February 28, 2018

Bagels, attention and therapy. Those are what I’d consider my three most potent needs to be. When Glenn Walter, owner of Three Needs Taproom & Brewery in downtown Burlington, saw the sign that...

Central Market Taste of Asia. RYAN THORNTON. The Vermont Cynic.

Extra Spice in the Old North End

November 8, 2015

“I’ll do medium spice, just to be safe,” said the server at Central Market Taste of Asia on North Winooski Avenue in Burlington’s North End. I tried again. “No, I really do want it hot....

Sugar Shack Celebrates Syrup

Sugar Shack Celebrates Syrup

April 24, 2015

 [dropcap style="normal or inverse or boxed"]I[/dropcap]t takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup, and 30 to fuel Misery Loves Company’s springtime Sugar Shack event.That figure...

RYAN THORTON The Vermont Cynic
An array of textures and flavors are available every week.

Eat a Real Donut: Ren Wiener at Scout & Co

March 29, 2015

[dropcap style="normal or inverse or boxed"]D[/dropcap]o you ever find yourself dwelling on cartoon depictions of ordinary food items, taking in their eye-popping colors and lushly plump contours and wishing...

Mild, spicy and not too pricey

February 7, 2013

Geographically, one might not expect the Burlington cuisine scene to offer a taste of Asian culture. Yet just a few minutes from campus are restaurants with tasty Vietnamese and Thai flair. Tourists may...

Dining with Dodson

February 23, 2009

Soup in the winter is exquisite. It tends to comfort one with its rich flavors and full body reviving each frozen sense. Soup is also simple to make. By either taking fresh ingredients or frozen leftovers,...

Nothing junior about it

April 29, 2008

The smell of freshly baked pizza and the sound of avidly talking diners surrounds customers as they walk past Junior's.Located at 167 Main Street, the restaurant was constructed in an old Dunkin Donuts...

The New Euro Market

November 29, 2005

When was the last time you had a delicious heaping bowl of goulash or some delightful Bosnian pastries? You're thinking to yourself, "what in the hell is goulash?" and "what constitutes a Bosnian pastry?"...

A Taste of TASTE

September 7, 2005

If you have been at UVM for more than a semester, you are well aware of the importance of occasionally eating off campus. Luckily, we are fortunate enough to be in a town with an assortment of good...

Eat At Mikes

March 7, 2005

Like a good slice of pizza? Can't wait to get your hands on a warm, gooey steak and cheese? Do the words "beer," "food," and "pool" make you slightly aroused? If the answer is "yes," then I've...

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