Meals and memories After four years, the Silhouette and its staff have helped me foster a love for Hamilton and a future in food journalism
Apr05

Meals and memories After four years, the Silhouette and its staff have helped me foster a love for Hamilton and a future in food journalism

How should I remember these past four years? As one of the many graduating staff members at the Silhouette, I think a lot of us are thinking and obviously writing about how to make sense of the past four or more years at McMaster and at the paper. My life has been structured around the weekly publication schedule since first year. The paper has also helped me realize some of most important passions: writing and food. I realize that...

Bringing in the good Vibez Caribbean and Southern food restaurant opens up along King Street
Mar29

Bringing in the good Vibez Caribbean and Southern food restaurant opens up along King Street

On Valentine’s Day this year, Vibez quietly opened up in Hamilton’s east end. There was no grand opening or advertising campaign, but rather the mouth-watering aroma of grilled chicken wafting onto the street that brought in a steady stream of hungry passersby. A walk through the Caribbean and Southern food spot’s bright red door first signals chimes, then an enthusiastic greeting by Kristan Webber at the register before she runs back...

Great Red Peppers You have to try the noodles and rice at this classic James Street North Chinese restaurant
Mar29

Great Red Peppers You have to try the noodles and rice at this classic James Street North Chinese restaurant

What is it?  Despite the countless walks along James Street North this year, I’ve found each stroll to be a little different. Whether it’s a new opening or discovering an old spot for the first time, James Street has become a consistent destination for last-minute dinner plans. In particular, Great Red Peppers, a Chinese restaurant at the corner of James Street North and Rebecca Street, has become a go-to choice for a pick-me-up meal...

How to make hummus: a simple recipe for a quick snack Get your Mediterranean fix this exam season and conquer hunger with this easy recipe.
Mar22

How to make hummus: a simple recipe for a quick snack Get your Mediterranean fix this exam season and conquer hunger with this easy recipe.

By: Nick Sahlollbey Exams are around the corner. For most students, this generally means a few intensive weeks of early morning and late-night study sessions, high levels of stress, low levels of energy and repeated thoughts of dropping out. This behaviour is often exacerbated by hunger, so for your health and well-being during these hard times, you’re going to need to ensure you keep your belly full and your mind focused. Hummus is a...

An ode to Taro On the Silhouette staff’s relationship with our one of our favourite campus food vendors
Mar15

An ode to Taro On the Silhouette staff’s relationship with our one of our favourite campus food vendors

It’s a familiar lunch-time scene in the Silhouette office. Someone walks in with a white, Styrofoam take-out container, plops down on the couch and before they can even open their lunch, someone will always ask, “butter chicken or shawarma?” It should come as no surprise that the student newspaper staff, damned to the student centre basement, rely on the neighbouring halal food and bubble tea shop, Taro. Their prices are reasonable,...

A little olive oil never hurt Embracing my love-hate relationship with cooking
Mar15

A little olive oil never hurt Embracing my love-hate relationship with cooking

As a child I often lingered around the outskirts of my family home’s tiny kitchen, careful not to exceed the imaginary boundaries my mother had defined. I watched quietly as she bustled in the kitchen, chopping and stirring ingredients for several dishes at once, in what seemed like a random and complicated series of motions. As I grew older, my mother lifted her boundaries and invited me into her space. She tried to teach me, but it...