- I’m sure it will be in the cycle. We continue to change menus seasonally, but always want to feature those things you like best!
Availability of vegetarian entrees
- There should always be a vegetarian entrée – and not just vegetables and rice. It may be that the item had run out and was being re-stocked. I’m glad the grill was there to fill in, but you should also always feel welcome to ask the staff if an item is available. They’ll find it, or help you find a hearty alternative on the off-chance that they’re totally out.
Reusable versus recyclable
- I share your concern re. the use of recyclables when one is eating in the dining hall. We do post this message, but it’s an ongoing learning and behavior change curve. The phrase “Reduce, reuse, recycle” definitely demonstrates the preferred order of consideration when using resources, so we’ll keep talking it up.
Multigrain waffle batter
- The nature of the item means butter and fat, but at least the fiber in the whole grains makes it better for you than the traditional white-flour version.
Washing Nalgenes and coffee cups
- We have dishwashing machines that wash everything to a sterilizing temperature for your safety.
Omelets at dinner
- Yum – but a labor challenge (omelets are more complex than a burger on the grill). We’ll explore whether this is a possibility given all the tasks the cooks are already responsible for at dinner.
- No way. This is an enduring urban legend and utterly untrue. If you look at snopes.com, they talk about this and similar legends, such as chain restaurants putting nicotine in coffee to make it addictive. Any additive has the potential of being an allergen, so the risk of “sneaking” something in for subversive purposes would be far outdone by potential physical harm and lawsuits. So at HUDS, we prefer good old-fashioned safe food handling practices (proper holding and cooking temperatures, gloves, hand-washing, and so on), rigorously enforced by Environmental Health & Safety and City of Cambridge inspections.
Congratulations to our graduates, and have a great summer one and all!