Dartmouth Gets “Spooned”

Staff Writer
Dartmouth Gets “Spooned”

No, it’s not the opening day at a brand new local Cronut bakery: it’s Dartmouth’s huge Spoon University launch party!

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Photo by Annie Ma

On May 11th, in Collis Commonground, student groups from all around campus and local businesses came together to showcase their culinary creations and share delicious treats with gourmands and novice foodies alike.

Eat a cupcake the right way by breaking off half the bottom and placing it on the frosting

Eat a cupcake the right way by breaking off half the bottom and placing it on the frosting Photo by Kirby Barth

Make your chip bag stand up on itself by inverting the bottom and rolling it up a few times

Make your chip bag stand up on itself by inverting the bottom and rolling it up a few times Photo by Marykate Surette

Put a straw through the tab on your soda to keep it from rising out

Put a straw through the tab on your soda to keep it from rising out Photo by Marykate Surette

 eggs that sink are freshest. Don't eat eggs that float.

Put eggs in a bowl to see if they're fresh: eggs that sink are freshest. Don't eat eggs that float. Photo by Parisa Soraya

Use oil to remove paint from skin

Use oil to remove paint from skin Photo by Isabelle Chu

Eliminate garlic smell on your fingers by rubbing them with lemon juice, baking soda or stainless steel.

Eliminate garlic smell on your fingers by rubbing them with lemon juice, baking soda or stainless steel. Photo by Kristen Yang

Freeze coffee in an ice tray to avoid watered-down iced coffee.

Freeze coffee in an ice tray to avoid watered-down iced coffee. Photo by Kristen Yang

Cut soft cheeses with dental floss

Cut soft cheeses with dental floss Photo by Kristen Yang

Use a hanger with clips to keep cookbooks open

Use a hanger with clips to keep cookbooks open Photo by Isabelle Chu

Flip your toaster on its side to make easy grilled cheese

Flip your toaster on its side to make easy grilled cheese Photo by Kirby Barth

Maximize ketchup cups by turning them inside out

Maximize ketchup cups by turning them inside out Photo by Gabby Phi

To eliminate cooking odors, boil water with cinnamon

To eliminate cooking odors, boil water with cinnamon Photo by Christin Urso

To chill wine in 6 minutes, place bottle in a bucket of ice, water and salt

To chill wine in 6 minutes, place bottle in a bucket of ice, water and salt Photo by Christin Urso

Dunk an Oreo with ease by sticking a fork in the frosting

Dunk an Oreo with ease by sticking a fork in the frosting Photo by Kirby Barth

Freeze ripe avocados to enjoy year round, even when they're not in season

Freeze ripe avocados to enjoy year round, even when they're not in season Photo by Christin Urso

Keep bananas fresh longer by separating them and wrapping stem in plastic wrap

Keep bananas fresh longer by separating them and wrapping stem in plastic wrap Photo by Kirby Barth

Make scrambled eggs in the microwave

Make scrambled eggs in the microwave Photo by Kirby Barth

Use an onion ring to make the perfect fried egg

Use an onion ring to make the perfect fried egg Photo by Kirby Barth

Take stems out of strawberries with a straw

Take stems out of strawberries with a straw Photo by Kirby Barth

Binder clips keep kitchen sponges dry

Binder clips keep kitchen sponges dry Photo by Kathleen Lee

Wooden spoon prevents pots from boiling over

Wooden spoon prevents pots from boiling over Photo by Kathleen Lee

Microwave a sponge with dish soap to keep it smelling fresh

Microwave a sponge with dish soap to keep it smelling fresh Photo by Kathleen Lee

Reheat pizza to perfection by microwaving it next to a glass of water

Reheat pizza to perfection by microwaving it next to a glass of water Photo by Molly Krohe

Microwave two bowls at the same time by propping one up on a mug

Microwave two bowls at the same time by propping one up on a mug Photo by Lily Allen

Treats ranged from raw energy bites prepared by Growing Change, to coffee samples from the Dartmouth Coffee Club, to molecular gastronomy treats like carbonated blueberries (yes, we officially have the technology). The Dartmouth Physics Society wowed crowds with liquid nitrogen ice cream and the Ecovores‘ vegan cookies brought down the house. The Dartmouth Organic Farm and Students Fighting Hunger joined forces to create the savory Moroccan lamb meatballs on fresh naan.

Eat a cupcake the right way by breaking off half the bottom and placing it on the frosting

Eat a cupcake the right way by breaking off half the bottom and placing it on the frosting Photo by Kirby Barth

Make your chip bag stand up on itself by inverting the bottom and rolling it up a few times

Make your chip bag stand up on itself by inverting the bottom and rolling it up a few times Photo by Marykate Surette

Put a straw through the tab on your soda to keep it from rising out

Put a straw through the tab on your soda to keep it from rising out Photo by Marykate Surette

 eggs that sink are freshest. Don't eat eggs that float.

Put eggs in a bowl to see if they're fresh: eggs that sink are freshest. Don't eat eggs that float. Photo by Parisa Soraya

Use oil to remove paint from skin

Use oil to remove paint from skin Photo by Isabelle Chu

Eliminate garlic smell on your fingers by rubbing them with lemon juice, baking soda or stainless steel.

Eliminate garlic smell on your fingers by rubbing them with lemon juice, baking soda or stainless steel. Photo by Kristen Yang

Freeze coffee in an ice tray to avoid watered-down iced coffee.

Freeze coffee in an ice tray to avoid watered-down iced coffee. Photo by Kristen Yang

Cut soft cheeses with dental floss

Cut soft cheeses with dental floss Photo by Kristen Yang

Use a hanger with clips to keep cookbooks open

Use a hanger with clips to keep cookbooks open Photo by Isabelle Chu

Flip your toaster on its side to make easy grilled cheese

Flip your toaster on its side to make easy grilled cheese Photo by Kirby Barth

Maximize ketchup cups by turning them inside out

Maximize ketchup cups by turning them inside out Photo by Gabby Phi

To eliminate cooking odors, boil water with cinnamon

To eliminate cooking odors, boil water with cinnamon Photo by Christin Urso

To chill wine in 6 minutes, place bottle in a bucket of ice, water and salt

To chill wine in 6 minutes, place bottle in a bucket of ice, water and salt Photo by Christin Urso

Dunk an Oreo with ease by sticking a fork in the frosting

Dunk an Oreo with ease by sticking a fork in the frosting Photo by Kirby Barth

Freeze ripe avocados to enjoy year round, even when they're not in season

Freeze ripe avocados to enjoy year round, even when they're not in season Photo by Christin Urso

Keep bananas fresh longer by separating them and wrapping stem in plastic wrap

Keep bananas fresh longer by separating them and wrapping stem in plastic wrap Photo by Kirby Barth

Make scrambled eggs in the microwave

Make scrambled eggs in the microwave Photo by Kirby Barth

Use an onion ring to make the perfect fried egg

Use an onion ring to make the perfect fried egg Photo by Kirby Barth

Take stems out of strawberries with a straw

Take stems out of strawberries with a straw Photo by Kirby Barth

Binder clips keep kitchen sponges dry

Binder clips keep kitchen sponges dry Photo by Kathleen Lee

Wooden spoon prevents pots from boiling over

Wooden spoon prevents pots from boiling over Photo by Kathleen Lee

Microwave a sponge with dish soap to keep it smelling fresh

Microwave a sponge with dish soap to keep it smelling fresh Photo by Kathleen Lee

Reheat pizza to perfection by microwaving it next to a glass of water

Reheat pizza to perfection by microwaving it next to a glass of water Photo by Molly Krohe

Microwave two bowls at the same time by propping one up on a mug

Microwave two bowls at the same time by propping one up on a mug Photo by Lily Allen

All event attendees got the chance to sample food from a variety of stations and enter a raffle for the chance to win a three month supply of popchips with all proceeds being donated to the Upper Valley Haven. In honor of our name, we had a giant spoon at our photobooth for attendees to show their support for Spoon University at Dartmouth.

Eat a cupcake the right way by breaking off half the bottom and placing it on the frosting

Eat a cupcake the right way by breaking off half the bottom and placing it on the frosting Photo by Kirby Barth

Make your chip bag stand up on itself by inverting the bottom and rolling it up a few times

Make your chip bag stand up on itself by inverting the bottom and rolling it up a few times Photo by Marykate Surette

Put a straw through the tab on your soda to keep it from rising out

Put a straw through the tab on your soda to keep it from rising out Photo by Marykate Surette

 eggs that sink are freshest. Don't eat eggs that float.

Put eggs in a bowl to see if they're fresh: eggs that sink are freshest. Don't eat eggs that float. Photo by Parisa Soraya

Use oil to remove paint from skin

Use oil to remove paint from skin Photo by Isabelle Chu

Eliminate garlic smell on your fingers by rubbing them with lemon juice, baking soda or stainless steel.

Eliminate garlic smell on your fingers by rubbing them with lemon juice, baking soda or stainless steel. Photo by Kristen Yang

Freeze coffee in an ice tray to avoid watered-down iced coffee.

Freeze coffee in an ice tray to avoid watered-down iced coffee. Photo by Kristen Yang

Cut soft cheeses with dental floss

Cut soft cheeses with dental floss Photo by Kristen Yang

Use a hanger with clips to keep cookbooks open

Use a hanger with clips to keep cookbooks open Photo by Isabelle Chu

Flip your toaster on its side to make easy grilled cheese

Flip your toaster on its side to make easy grilled cheese Photo by Kirby Barth

Maximize ketchup cups by turning them inside out

Maximize ketchup cups by turning them inside out Photo by Gabby Phi

To eliminate cooking odors, boil water with cinnamon

To eliminate cooking odors, boil water with cinnamon Photo by Christin Urso

To chill wine in 6 minutes, place bottle in a bucket of ice, water and salt

To chill wine in 6 minutes, place bottle in a bucket of ice, water and salt Photo by Christin Urso

Dunk an Oreo with ease by sticking a fork in the frosting

Dunk an Oreo with ease by sticking a fork in the frosting Photo by Kirby Barth

Freeze ripe avocados to enjoy year round, even when they're not in season

Freeze ripe avocados to enjoy year round, even when they're not in season Photo by Christin Urso

Keep bananas fresh longer by separating them and wrapping stem in plastic wrap

Keep bananas fresh longer by separating them and wrapping stem in plastic wrap Photo by Kirby Barth

Make scrambled eggs in the microwave

Make scrambled eggs in the microwave Photo by Kirby Barth

Use an onion ring to make the perfect fried egg

Use an onion ring to make the perfect fried egg Photo by Kirby Barth

Take stems out of strawberries with a straw

Take stems out of strawberries with a straw Photo by Kirby Barth

Binder clips keep kitchen sponges dry

Binder clips keep kitchen sponges dry Photo by Kathleen Lee

Wooden spoon prevents pots from boiling over

Wooden spoon prevents pots from boiling over Photo by Kathleen Lee

Microwave a sponge with dish soap to keep it smelling fresh

Microwave a sponge with dish soap to keep it smelling fresh Photo by Kathleen Lee

Reheat pizza to perfection by microwaving it next to a glass of water

Reheat pizza to perfection by microwaving it next to a glass of water Photo by Molly Krohe

Microwave two bowls at the same time by propping one up on a mug

Microwave two bowls at the same time by propping one up on a mug Photo by Lily Allen

If you weren’t lucky enough to attend this launch, don’t fret! Dartmouth Spoon is looking forward to hosting many more food-related fun events in the future. So get ready, get excited and get hungry! We can’t wait to talk food with you.

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Photo by Sharon Cho

Thank you to all who participated in the launch by providing delicious treats and hosting booths:

Ecovores

The Hanover Co-op Food Store

Dartmouth Coffee Club

Students Fighting Hunger

Dartmouth Organic Farm

Growing Change

Dartmouth Physics Society

Metro Bakery & Cafe

Spoon University: Gluten Free Blueberry Coffeecake (by Carolina Alvarez-Correa)

Spoon University: Oreo Brownies (by Natalie Van Brunt)

Spoon University: Chocolate Fondue (by Joon Cho and Jordan Kastrinsky)

Spoon University: Molecular Gastronomy – Carbonated Blueberries & Chocolate Foam Cakes with Freeze Dried Raspberries (by Chris Novak and Victoria Li)

If you’re interested in learning more about Spoon University, blitz spoon.university@dartmouth.edu.

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