Food on Campus 

October 23, 2019

Image courtesy of Kira auf der Heide on Unsplash

When I think about autumn the first thing that comes to mind are the delicious seasonal drinks it brings. There is nothing I love more than wrapping up and sitting inside away from the cold with a piping hot beverage. The only problem with these autumnal drinks is that they can be expensive and by the end of the season you can end up having spent too much money trying to satisfy your pumpkin spiced latte cravings. If only you could recreate some popular autumn drinks at home for a fraction of the price. Well, here are a few you can.

Pumpkin spiced latte

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One seasonal favourite is the pump...

October 10, 2019

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“We're the Kent University Real Ale & Cider Society and we look forward to meeting you” A cry easily lost amongst many in the hustle and bustle of the welcome week society fayre, but a cry that comes from the hearts of those already regularly attending KURACS. Every year we receive the usual questions: “aren’t you just a pub club?”, “don't lots of the other societies do bar crawls?” or “I don't like ale or cider, is that all you are interested in?”. Recognising the importance of these questions, we hope that this quick introduction to who we are and what we do will answer them and encourage you to come along and find out for yourself what makes us 'us'.

Ale and Cider certainly never lack for variety which is part of the appeal for many of us. Kent, traditionally known for being a major hop-growing county, is certainly steeped in beery hi...

September 30, 2019

With Summer drawing to a close a new wardrobe of woolly jumpers, socks, and scarves are the choice for many. Knowing the weather is going to be traditionally cold and breezy is the easy part. Deciding what snacks and meals to prepare to accommodate the Autumn season can feel like quite the task. Whether you want to eat on the go or prepare a homemade treat, here are some go to autumn snack and meal ideas:

Crispy apple and cinnamon rings:
A quick, healthy and nutritious study snack, crispy apple rings with a dusting of cinnamon fit the Autumn spirit perfectly. Simply core and slice an apple into circular slices, bake in the oven with a small dusting of cinnamon for a snack to satisfy your sweet-tooth cravings. If you are feeling extra ambitious, try drizzling some toffee sauce on top or serve with some peanut butter.

Chocolate orange rice cakes:

With chocolate and yogurt-covere...

September 30, 2019

      Image taken from Lazix website

Nestled along Butchery Lane, in the shadow of the cathedral and hidden behind Jack Wills is Lazix Coffee House; undoubtedly Canterbury’s best café. Whether it be for the chilled friendly atmosphere, the amazing coffee, or the unbelievable cakes, Lazix certainly exhibits the advantages that independent shops have over big chains like Costa.

Run by Milos and Elyse, Lazix – a play on Milos’s last name Lazic, first opened in August 2017. Aiming to bring a touch of Paris and Rome to Canterbury’s coffee, along with some good old-fashioned friendly hospitality.

Whilst offering the usual selection of coffees and a wide selection of black and green teas, Lazix also allows you to fine tune your coffee palette with traditional Greek coffee or ‘affogato’ – espresso poured over ice cream. Other treats worth mentioning and trying are their sign...

February 19, 2019

 Photography: Daria Istayeva

Being in my final year of my degree, you'd think that I know the University inside and out. Quite frankly, I don't, in fact I still ask the Eliot receptionists to point the way to seminar room 4. Since the second term is now upon us, I thought it was probably about time I explored the University of Kent campuses. Hence, I decided to make it my mission to search and for once determine what the best food on campus is. But to be clear, I am no food critic, I am a student therefore my criteria will adhere to the needs and expectations of a standard getting-there-adult. I will search for fast, cheap, convenient and delicious food with potentially healthy options (for those days when I really feel like an adult).

As I got off the unibus and made my way to the Jarman Plaza, I locked eyes with my first target, the Street Kitchen. Personally, I had never e...

December 13, 2018

Hiding at the back of Keynes College lies the quiet café Dolce Vita. Although quiet doesn’t scream ‘student life’, we still need a place to relax and recover from the previous night’s antics. Whether you need a coffee, a quick lunch or a place to study that has a little atmosphere, Dolce Vita provides the answer.

The first thing that surprised me when I walked into Dolce Vita was the view. In case you haven’t had a chance to go, at the rear of the café resides a beautiful view of Canterbury, encompassed by surrounding nature. This, in itself, is definitely worth the trip.

The café is owned by Kent Hospitality, who are currently working on more vegetarian options throughout campus. The menu, therefore, has recently undergone some changes, giving it a wider selection of cuisine. Although at first glance the selection seemed quite random, it does have something for everyone. N...

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