The Maple Festival is an annual event that highlights maple production in the Finger Lakes region and the unique food culture surrounding it. This year, the event featured dozens of educational programs, vendors like Cayuga Creamery and Sapsquatch and a guided maple tour by Prof. Brian Chabot, ecology and evolutionary biology.
To celebrate National Nutrition Month, Cornell Dining’s “Five Days of Five” challenge encourages students and staff to “pledge” to eat five cups of fruits and vegetables for five consecutive days. The challenge runs this Monday through Friday.
This past weekend, I was lucky enough to attend the 18th Annual Great Downtown Ithaca Chili Cook-off and eat some truly memorable chili. Of the 39 competitors vying for the title of best chili, some submitted both vegetarian and meat options and some even provided drinks or sweets as palate cleansers. Though I wasn’t able to check out all 39 stands, I’ve included thoughts on the 11 stands I did sample.
Elizabeth Gorman ’18 went into AppleFest weekend with goals: to go all three days and try every apple-esque product available. Sample every apple variety I could sink my teeth into. Turn into an apple. Although I didn’t actually achieve any of these ambitious goals, she discovers why she loves AppleFest so much.