By Mintimer Avila |Staff Writer| The heat turned up as students put their cooking skills and creativity to the test. CSUSB Dining Services hosted its first Copper Chef Tournament at the Upper Commons on Feb. 17, where competitors were given one hour to prepare a dish that must be accompanied with a salad. The real challenge, however, comes from the mystery ingredient that is announced only a minute before the event starts and must be used in the main dish. This keeps the competitors on their feet and requires them to think on the spot. Four teams, each with two CSUSB students, competed against each other for first place. The dishes were judged by six CSUSB staff members on … [Read more...] about The Copper Chef student cookoff
By Danielle Workman |Staff Writer| Bacon has always been the underdog in the food world. Not any more. The newest craze is bacon. Cupcakes, ice cream, soda, chocolate and much more are all being made with bacon. People usually use it as a topping on a burger, or as a side with eggs, but bacon is rising to the top of not only popularity, but as a healthy food. Dr. John Salerno, a celebrity dietitian and prodigy of the Atkins Diet, explains in the article, “Bacon-The Next Health Craze,” how bacon can be one of the healthiest foods to eat. “Nitrate-free bacon is an excellent source of high protein, low-carbohydrate energy that helps to reset the metabolism and it’s ﬁlled with amino … [Read more...] about Bacon, bacon and more bacon!