In our anticipation of tonight’s Meal Madness match-up, we caught up with Team Munchlax, or the Yellow Team. Teammates Allison Lu and Sarah Shi are both freshmen. Lu is majoring in economics and is a member of Cookology, while Shi studies political science and contributes to North by Northwestern. Both are members of the Institute for Student Business Education (ISBE).
Northwestern Dining: What cooking memory stands out to you?
Allison: My best cooking experience was making a Chinese-American fusion meal with my grandma. She told me a lot of stories behind certain dishes, and it turned out surprisingly delicious.
Sarah: My first cooking memory is making chicken pot pie with my mom.
ND: What do you love most about cooking?
AL: I love to cook because it allows me to be creative with food. Food already tastes great, but it’s even better when it looks good, too
SS: It’s always fun to create something new, and it’s a stress reliever.
ND: What’s your favorite thing to cook?
AL: My favorite thing to cook isn’t really cooking—I like mixing drinks. My favorite drink to make is the melon daquiri.
SS: Baked salmon and asparagus.
ND: What about Meal Madness are you most excited for?
AL: I’m super excited to cook—honestly, I haven’t been able to cook much after I got here, and I kind of miss it.
SS: Trying out a variety of food.
ND: What are you most nervous for?
AL: I’m nervous about the competition! There are probably a lot of really good cooks at Northwestern.
SS: Making sure what we make tastes good!