Oh Arugula. How I love thee. Your luscious green leaves. Your crispy crunchy spine. You send my taste buds a-flutter whether your’re atop my pizza or accompanying my avocados. Unlike other dark leafy greens, you are best in your raw, unaltered form. Never was there a leaf so peppery and spicy. You’re so humble and commonplace here […]

For the past few days I have become an incubus of viral plague, and my room a disgusting cesspool of used teabags and kleenex. But before my bacteria attack, I managed to fit in a wonderful after-gym brunch at one of my favorite spots in Copenhagen. Kalaset was actually the first restaurant I went to […]

I’m known to aggressively adopt the “When in Rome” mantra. Especially when I’m in a new city. I pity those poor expats in Shanghai who drop obscene amounts of money on home comforts such as Nutella, McVite’s Digestives and Nature Valley Granola bars. Why would anyone want expensive stale granola bars when there’s a plethora […]

Desperate times call for desperate measures. And I’m not letting the fact that I lack an oven stop me from satisfying my mashed eggplant cravings. It’s a normal Thursday night chez Jessica. And the only viable option for dinner was a sad leftover eggplant from a thai curry some nights ago. True, she’s seen better days. […]

Yes. I’m a student. Yes. I have limited means.  But even state-school frat boys deserve a better than this: Yep. That is my “kitchen”. Two induction plates, one sink, and a “drying area”. No oven. No dishwasher. Definitely no food disposal. Oh and that left cabinet underneath the stove? That’s my fridge. Well, technically, it’s a mini-fridge, […]

I’m 23. American. Born in China. Vegetarian. Master’s student. Master #1: Energy (At the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen, Norway) Master #2: CEMS Master’s in International Management (Exchange semester at Copenhagen Business School) Bachelors: Double majored in Economics and – get this – Art History (Only so I could live, eat, and study in […]