Hayley Daen

Hayley Daen

Hayley Daen is a sophomore at the University of St Andrews, where she studies the most useless of subjects, Latin. She lives in a dinky apartment right across from Tesco, which makes throwing impromptu tea parties a snap. She loves blue-and-white striped shirts and has an (almost certainly unhealthy) obsession with Christmas.

Favorite Healthful Food: Roasted asparagus

Greatest Kitchen Disaster: When, at a Korean friend’s house in middle school, I accidentally splashed a teaspoon or two of fish sauce instead of vanilla into a batch of chocolate chip cookies.

Best Party Theme: Mario Party. Because who doesn’t want to party with Donkey Kong and Toad?

Late-Night Indulgence: Cheesy chips from Empire

Favorite Dining Hall Food: Sausages!

One-Pot Stop: Cauliflower-Parsnip Soup

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Once the mercury dips even the tiniest bit and a cool breeze flutters across my face, I want absolutely nothing to do with the crisp, refreshing salads and tart, juicy berries of summer. All I want is something warm and cozy to snuggle up with against the chilly winds of fall. While the change in diet may be delicious, it isn’t exactly waistline-friendly.

I tend to gravitate toward greasy sandwiches, cheesy pastas, and hearty meat dishes. Anything that can be whipped up easily and can be stretched across a few meals is ok in my book. I …

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Look Ma, No Oven!: Salted Caramel Pots de Crème

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You can’t very well end a meal without dessert. Whether it’s a glamorous five-course meal complete with tinkling china and sparkling crystal or a half-hearted, half-microwaved Pot Noodle, I feel like you just have to end on a sweet note. It doesn’t have to be anything grand. A small square of dark chocolate or an apple usually suffices.

But why shouldn’t it be grand? If your meal is simple, a special treat afterward can make everything feel all the more special. If your meal is a more lavish, more Henry VIII affair, well, I wouldn’t expect you to serve …

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Eaters Among Us: Food-Scientist-to-be Dishes on Guilty Pleasures and Flavors She Couldn’t Live Without

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Adair Kerrison, a food science major at Clemson University, knows her stuff. This girl knows what tastes good and can explain the science behind why it does. She has a beautiful health food blog and makes a mean granola. Food world, watch out! She’s a force to be reckoned with in the kitchen.

Hayley Daen is a Junior at the University of St Andrews, where she lives in a dinky apartment right around the corner from Tesco, which makes throwing impromptu tea parties a snap.

**Interview**

Hayley Daen: What is your favorite food location? Describe a food memory …

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Sandwich of the Week: Roasted Beet Sandwich

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Dish: Roasted Beet Sandwich
Venue: Butcher & Bee
Price Tag: $9.00

Butcher & Bee is about as trendy as they come. Its menu changes daily, it focuses on locally-sourced produce and meat, and it’s open at odd hours. It is one of those restaurants where the hipsters feel at home and us regular folk feel uber hip. In addition to its shabby-chic decor, the food is pretty outstanding.

Charleston has had a bit of a renaissance where food is concerned over the past decade. Everyone from Bon Appetit to Vogue has featured a little slice of the …

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Dorm Room Bar: French 75

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No matter the occasion, you want your drink to pack at least a little punch. I’m not saying you want to end a brunch accompanied by Bloody Marys dancing on a table with a lampshade on your head. But you do at least want to know you’re drinking alcohol. Otherwise you’d be casually sipping at your umbrella-ed mocktail, right?

And what better way to indulge your boozy craving for a powerful drink than a cocktail named for a gun? I mean, it’s bound to have a little kick, don’t you think? The French 75, named after the 75-millimeter M1897 artillery …

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Procrastination Cooking: Victoria Sponge Macarons

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There’s nothing more adorable than a tray full of macarons. If you’re a lucky New Yorker, you can get your French fix at the Bosie Tea Parlor, the recently-opened Ladurée, or any number tasty little bakeries dotted around the city. For most of us, however, they are not as available. We can only dream of rows upon rows of lovely, little jewel-like cookies.

Unless, of course, you are willing to take matters into your own hands. After months of deprivation, the withdrawal symptoms just got to be too much. So I braved the kitchen and took on what felt …

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Eaters Among Us: Nathalie Dupree

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Nathalie Dupree is the author of eleven cookbooks about entertaining and basic cooking in the American South. She has hosted over 300 television shows on the Food Network, The Learning Channel and PBS. She’s been a spokesperson for Wild American Shrimp, The Catfish Institute and many other organizations. Currently Nathalie is writing for The Post And Courier in Charleston, S.C., as well as Charleston Magazine and other publications. She has been featured in numerous television shows and publications, from Bobby Flay, the Today Show and Good Morning America to Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Bon Appetit, the New York Times, and The …

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Healthy Homemade: Carrot Salad Tacos

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I am going to be honest with you here. I am not a summer girl. Never have been and never will be. I’d happily trade endless hours in the sun for a cozy afternoon cuddled up next to the fire. I’d forgo splashing around at the beach to enjoy a meandering walk through the snow. I will happily take warm wooly sweaters over a skimpy bikini any day.

That being said, there is something so magical about warm-weather food. Everything is bright and fresh and really just full of life. The tomatoes really taste like tomatoes. The strawberries burst …

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Look Ma, No Oven! Rice Cake Vegetable Tartines

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When it comes to lunch or snacks, sometimes you just need something quick. Sure, it would be great to fix yourself a nice steaming plate of lasagna for lunch. Of course it would be fabulous if you had the time and the energy to create homemade Bagel Bites when snack time rolls around. But who am I kidding? If you’re reading Small Kitchen College, I’d say you’re probably pressed for time more often than not.

And when you don’t really have that time to linger over a pot of stew or spend hours crimping the edges of mini hand pies, …

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Eaters Among Us: Nutrition Guru, Heather Bauer

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Heather Bauer, RD, CDN, is a nationally recognized nutritionist, entrepreneur, author, and mother of three. Over the last decade she has taught thousands of people how to safely lose weight and keep it off through her nutrition counseling company, Nu-Train. She has written two books, The Wall Street Diet (Hyperion 2008) and Bread is the Devil (St. Martin’s Press 2012) and has been featured in The New York Times, as well as People, Shape, and Ladies Home Journal, and has appeared on The Tyra Banks Show, Fox Morning News, CNN and the CBS Early Show.

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