Dining Hall Dish
Cornelius Rogers | Monday, March 23, 2009
Seeing as I am new to this scene – no pun intended – I would like to point out that I am not the most creative person when it comes to dining hall dishes. What does make me qualified to write here? I like food. A lot. But if you are one of the many readers who find yourself dissatisfied with your dining experience, please write in. The dining hall dish is only as good as you allow it to be. Without further ado…
The Little Pesto that Could
Like to make your own pizza at North? Find the pizza sauce too salty? Find the barbeque sauce an abomination to Italian culture? If you answered yes to these questions, then you were one of the many people who enjoyed the pesto sauce served in North Dining Hall last semester. I am talking of course about the original pesto. The real pesto. The Pokemon Red and Blue of pesto, not some cheap spin-off. This pesto sauce contained two of pesto’s key ingredients: crushed basil leaves and pine nuts. As a warning to all those with allergies, a sign was displayed saying, “pesto sauce contains nuts.” This system worked fine. For a while. Until an undisclosed incident involving an allergic reaction temporarily banned this beloved pesto.But the pesto could not remain in exile forever. Recently, the pesto made its return to the dining hall, although without one of its core ingredients. This new pesto contained no nuts of any kind. Needless to say, it did not have as much flavor as its predecessor. It was described as tasting like “watered-down” pesto or “Pesto-Light.” Eventually this message reached the ears of some head honchos and a newer pesto was brought in, the one being served currently. This pesto does contain nuts, but surprisingly is not the same as the original. It tastes a little more diluted, but is still a good option for pesto lovers. Good toppings with this new pesto are pineapple or pepperoni. This pesto sauce is not too heavy on the calories. So yes, you can still eat it and fit into your overpriced American Eagle jeans. For true die-hard pesto fans, comment cards are your hope of salvation. In summation, venture out and try the new pesto sauce and let the dining hall staff know what you think. Anything less would be nuts.