Food as Art

Molly’s Cupcakes: Where the Nostalgia Gets Baked In!

MOLLY’S CUPCAKES: WHERE THE NOSTALGIA GETS BAKED IN! ARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY MERCEDES CHIEN|| SPRING 2015 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Molly’s Cupcakes is a little taste of home found hidden in the hustle and bustle of New York City. The tiny cupcake shop lines its walls with vintage lunch boxes perched in glass cases, school textbooks stacked on large shelves, and … Continue reading

Food / Food as Science

Why aren’t we eating five meals a day?

Breakfast was nonexistent until the 17th century. The Romans only ate one extravagant meal a day, lounging and splurging on grapes and wine. In the late 1700s, breakfast consisting mainly of eggs, coffee, and tea emerged as a symbol of the wealthy.

When the Industrial Revolution implemented fixed working hours, laborers were forced to eat an energy packed meal before going into work. Eventually, people of all classes began eating a meal before their workdays to fuel themselves throughout the morning, giving rise to what we now know as breakfast. Continue reading