*第三十五篇 Dorm Food More Comfy
Once upon a time, eating in an American 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.
No more. These days, US college students have refined tastes and a growing interest in preparing their own food. Mini-refrigerators and microwaves in dorm rooms are as essential as laptops.
"The cooking awareness of college students is increasing," said Tom Post,president of campus dining for Sodexo, a major food service company. "Students today grew up watching celebrity chefs on TV, eating organic food and valuing good nutrition."
In response, cafeteria menus have changed. Sodexo's top campus foods for 2009 include Vietnamese noodle soup, goat cheese salad, and Mexican chicken.
But colleges are also catering to student demands for more flexible and personalized dining options.
Chartwells, the company that prepares food for dining halls at Ohio Wesleyan University in the state of Ohio, offers microwaveable meals that "students can take away, as well as a program where students can have food individually prepared. Or they can even do their own cooking.
This fall, Sarah Lawrence College in New York will offer students on its meal plan a chance to pick up groceries in the cafeteria as an alternative to a cooked meal.
"Students want things that are easy to make, things that don't take long and will still taste good," said Rachel Holcomb, a University of Massachusetts-Amherst student who updated recipes for the new edition of The Healthy College Cookbook.
Angelo Berti, a chef at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester,Massachusetts, teaches cooking in dorm kitchens. But Berti says he's not just teaching recipes. He's encouraging students to use dining together as a way to socialize and as a means of self-expression; "The meal is your canvas," Bertisaid. "You paint .what you want."
That's why at the College of William & Mary in Virginia, students produce a cooking show filmed in a dorm called "Everyday Gourmet". One episode was "Date Night Cooking: A 3-Course meal for under $20," featuring grilled chicken stuffed with goat cheese and basil.
comfy adj. (口)舒适的
canvas n. 画布;油画
laptop n. 膝上型电脑
gourmet n. 美食家
basil n. 罗勒
1. Which of the following is not mentioned as a basic equipment in today's
C) notebook computer
D) TV sets
2. Which of the following statements is true according to the author?
A) The salad bar is still the most interesting food to them up to now,
B) Today Pizza remains the most popular food to US college students.
C) US college students want their dining options to be more flexible and personalized.
D) Colleges have made no changes to meet students' needs.
3. The following food are among Sodexo's top campus foods for 2009 EXCEPT:
A) Italian Pizza
B) Vietnamese noodle soup
C) goat cheese salad
D) Mexican chicken
4. Which of the following statements about Angelo Berti is NOT true?
A) He is a chef at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester,
B) He teaches cooking in a cooking school.
C) He believes that cooking means more than preparing food following the recipes,
D) He regards dining together as a good way to expand the circle of friends.