This Week: Spoon University Comes to BC

It is already clear based on the events of the past few days that Spoon University is in touch with what a college aged foodie needs. The spoons filled with our favorite spreads were a wonderful gift as we dashed between classes on a busy Monday. The pastries and coffee outside O’Neill on Tuesday night helped ease our study fatigue. The ice cream sundaes on Wednesday afternoon were the perfect midweek pick-me-up. Today’s Easter egg hunt is bringing many a hint of nostalgia as they remember childhood egg hunts and all who participate a sweet treat.

The best part of all is that everything has been free. Tomorrow, thanks to Spoon University, there will be bagels and coffee from 10 a.m. until noon to help us survive our Friday. Through their launch week, the founders of Spoon are showing us that they know how food fits into a college lifestyle.

If you’ve been impressed by all of the food Spoon University has provided, you may be interested in the future of Spoon University at Boston College. Spoon University strives to be “an everyday food resource,” which publishes articles exclusively online that are written by college foodies and geared towards a college student’s lifestyle. They are active on their website as well as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Maria Battaglia, CSOM ’17 and current Marketing Director at Spoon University, was one of the founders of the BC chapter of Spoon University. She accredits her food expertise to her big Italian family. She and several other students reached out to the Spoon University headquarters to start a chapter at BC.

Since its founding by Northeastern students Mackenzie Barth and Sarah Alder in 2012, Spoon University has travelled to many campuses across the country and has become an important resource for students. “If you think about it, most events really do revolve around food. You plan to go out to eat with someone, you plan a picnic, you go out for drinks if you're of age,” said April Purvis, a writer for Spoon University at UNC Chapel Hill, which began its chapter earlier this year.

Spoon University fills a gap that exists in other popular publications about food, which often give complicated, time consuming recipes. “You’re not going to see a recipe for a five hour pot roast that you see on another food website. These are going to be foods that you can make in your dorm rooms or with dining hall ingredients,” said Megan Sonier, A&S ’16 and Editor-in-Chief of BC’s Spoon University chapter.

BC’s Spoon University chapter is currently up and running and the team is accepting staff applications, so if you’re a foodie looking to write or read about food, this may be just what you are seeking.


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