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Iron Chef Cornell — Part 2

February 21, 2007

Last night I wrote about one of the CJL teams to take part in Iron Chef Cornell.  I should mention that the event was put together my Meredith (post), who has been planning this even for over a year.  Tonight I’ll mention the other CJL team, which while it didn’t contain any CJL residents, was made up of CJL members.  Since last night’s team was all guys … kind of weird for a cookoff … this other team, in true fashion, had three girls that actually knew how to cook.

The secret ingredient in their battle was, what other kosher food than matzoh.  They produced a wonderfully delicious matzoh brei.  While most of the team wanted to be recognized for their accomplishments, one particular member of the team wished to remain nameless … with a bag over her head.


For those unfamiliar with girls … they giggle .. a lot

 
Are there ever enough spices? Not in “Persia” 


Anonymous eh? 


Do you sense resentment from the guy’s team?


The mystery judge (Rina) 

Iron Chef Cornell — Part 2

February 21, 2007

Last night I wrote about one of the CJL teams to take part in Iron Chef Cornell.  I should mention that the event was put together my Meredith (post), who has been planning this even for over a year.  Tonight I’ll mention the other CJL team, which while it didn’t contain any CJL residents, was made up of CJL members.  Since last night’s team was all guys … kind of weird for a cookoff … this other team, in true fashion, had three girls that actually knew how to cook.

The secret ingredient in their battle was, what other kosher food than matzoh.  They produced a wonderfully delicious matzoh brei.  While most of the team wanted to be recognized for their accomplishments, one particular member of the team wished to remain nameless … with a bag over her head.


For those unfamiliar with girls … they giggle .. a lot

 
Are there ever enough spices? Not in “Persia” 


Anonymous eh? 


Do you sense resentment from the guy’s team?


The mystery judge (Rina) 

Iron Chef Cornell — Part 1

February 19, 2007

What happens when you take three CJL guys, and pit them against three girls of far eastern descent in a sudden death match to cook the funniest food possible?  What you get is hilarity, and that is exactly what transpired at this event.  Basically, you had two teams, each trying to cook a meal in 20 minutes that used some sort of secret ingredient.  In this case, the secret ingredient, inspired by an infamous CJL president from last year (remaining nameless), was a can of non-alcoholic beer.  While the other team produced a dish of sliced apples with a fancy dip, our CJL team concocted some sort of apple based pudding like thing.  This creepy monster was made of raw egg, mashed up bread and finely cut apple slices (sorry, no tofu).

 
Greg simmers vegetables … which are used exactly how in apple pudding?


Waiting for the toaster to finish 

 


Judge Brandon (a KDH/104 West! chef) tries some of the apple pudding …

 
The feverish preparation continues up to the final seconds 

Cleaning my hands of the Bathroom signs

November 6, 2006

So it seems that it was annoying a certain somebody, that a different certain somebody wasn’t properly washing his or her (notice the ambiguity — let’s at least try and make it a little bit of a mystery) hands.  Well, this certain somebody got got grossed out by this other certain somebody, and called a third certain somebody who arranged for signs to be put up in the second floor (also known as the secund flor bathrom) highlighting the importance of washing one’s hands after using the bathroom.

However, another certain somebody found these signs particularly annoying, and tore them down.  The third somebody dutifully (at the behest of the first somebody) replaced them, with re-enforced adhesive.  Because it seemed as though the signs would stay up, in order to seek retribution against those who the fourth somebody saw as responsible for these reprehensible signs, dutifully wrote graffiti on the signs.  Here is a picture of one:

The text on the sign reads:
“Looking for a good time?
  Call Jerusha’s whorehouse of Horror
  (607)867-5309”

With all of that said, I wash my hands of this entire saga of somebodies … in the bathroom.

Dancing in the KDH (aka 104 West!)

November 6, 2006

The Kosher Dining Hall, is situated right next to the CJL, and is directly attached to the CJL complex.  It was built about 20 years ago, and was recently taken over by Cornell Dining.

Whatever the historical case may be, there is obviously something interesting in the food, the drink or the air.  During dinner, the girls decided to put on a little performance.

NOTE (From left to right:) Elysia, Rachel, Meredith, Erica.

After being somewhat emotionally scarred for life, I snapped a picture of them doing the Macarena (with the song playing on their iPods in perfect synchronization).