If my previous installments of Made in Peirce haven’t clued you in enough, I love using the Peirce panini press to do things for which it was certainly not made. Next in my series of irresponsible panini press usage, I make my favorite form of onions: caramelized. The bin of raw chopped onion in the topping station between Vegetarian and International has been calling to me the last couple times it’s been out, so I figured I’d finally go for it. Needless to say, I’m so glad that I did.
The panini press is a glorious asset for us Peirce-goers. But why limit it to sandwiches and cookies when you could use it to its full potential? You may have witnessed its power to wilt spinach, but you will weep when you see its ultimate power to…Foster bananas? I know it doesn’t really work like that, but work with me here. Bananas Foster is delicious and super easy for you to make in Peirce with these simple steps. Continue reading
February is a make it or break it kind of month. At this point in the year, you either resign yourself to watching videos of cats shredding toilet paper on Youtube, or you get your game face on– that is, your pre-game face. Drinking in the confines of your dungeon of a dorm room can certainly be monotonous, but there are ways to fix this. For example, toasts. A pre-gulp toast makes drinking any variety of liquid more exciting. HOWEVER, we’re far beyond the jaded bottoms up! or even worse, cheers! (what are you a mid-century aristocrat?). Time to let the creative juices flow–that’s right–we’re here with some straight-up juicy ideas for atypical toasts. Sit your nether-regions down and pick your glasses up — get ready to make the most(s) out of your toasts.
Send up the white smoke, because the people have spoken and it looks like once again, the almighty Peirce Panini Press is Kenyon’s leader of choice.Between taking over the Kenyon presidency and ascending Pope Benedict XVI’s heavenly throne, the Panini Press is going to have a pretty hectic business year: make sure to get your fill of pressed English muffins now, before His Holy Panininess is dispatched to the Vatican. Continue reading
There’s been a flurry of media coverage recently about the search for possible replacements to ascend the throne of Pope Benedict XVI when he retires next week. Since we at the Thrill have a long and illustrious history of suggesting possible presidential candidates, we decided to help expedite the process with a little poll of our own. See you at the papal conclave, bitches.
Today’s prospective candidate we all know. Whether your last encounter with the Panini Press ended with you devouring a crunchy yet gooey quesadilla or making an emergency trip to Knox Community Hospital,* the big P plays a a crucial role in our day-to-day lives at Kenyon. From heating our cookies to pressing our sandwiches, the Panini Press clearly makes our food warming needs its top priority. And really, what more could you need in a college president? The Panini Press stands to do quite well at the polls. It has tested well with all demographics, with the exception of cold sandwich lovers. There is only one question left: will the Peirce Panini Press be able to pull enough gooey cheese supporters away from Papa John to secure the presidency?
*The Thrill has no knowledge that anyone has ever been severely injured on the Peirce Panini Press.
And it’s steampunk! Check the knobs and lights. Will its vintage counter culture edge further widen the chasm between North and South campus? Only time will tell.
For now, try not to get in trouble for sautéing onions on it.
UPDATE: Peirce calls this appliance a “panini grill,” not a panini press. But whatever.
[Thanks to Catherine Dwyer ’14 for the tip, which, by the way, went first to David McCabe ’14 and then finally to me but not until five minutes after she sent it to him.]