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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