Monday, July 27, 2009

Ramen noodles no more? College students go gourmet

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By Frank Franklin II, AP

Louis Cholden-Brown prepares to cook a meal in his dorm at Columbia University in New York.

Once upon a time, eating in a college dorm meant soup in a hotpot or getting pizza delivered. The most interesting thing about the campus dining hall was often the salad bar.By Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press WriterNo more. These days, college students have gourmet palates and a growing interest in preparing their own food. Mini-refrigerators and microwaves in dorm rooms are as essential as laptops. Chefs drop by dorm kitchens to give lessons, and dining halls provide takeout containers and ingredients for kids who want to cook their own meals.

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