Lingbo Li

In The Meantime

The Origins of a Foodie

For a foodie, I had a spartan culinary upbringing. Perhaps it began in utero, when my mother ate tomatoes by the bushel during her pregnancy, believing it’d lead to a smarter child.

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The Fallacy of the Free Meal

Free food comes at a steep price.

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Don’t Eat Yet!

I have to say this when initiating new dining companions. My friends, however, already know the drill.

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The Maine Course

When the going gets tough, the overwhelmed escape town. That was my rationale behind why I wouldn’t feel guilty for ...

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A Not-So-Offal Dinner

I knew things were going badly when I began squeezing the blood out of the pancreas glands. I’d bought them ...

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Roll of the Dice

At Harvard, competition is cutthroat, but lotteries are bloodbaths.

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Going on a Tasting Trip

When I heard about the taste-altering miracle fruit in an article in The New York Times, I thought it was a fantastic joke at first.

Harvard in the City

First Date

In this series, columnist Lingbo Li will tackle all your questions about foodie life at Harvard and in the Cambridge/Boston ...

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Italian Food

In this series, columnist Lingbo Li will tackle all your questions about foodie life at Harvard and in the Cambridge/Boston ...

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Central Square

What are some places I should try in Central if I'm on a tight budget?

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Kung Pao for Dummies

I’ll be honest: I’m a fearsome eater. One of my proudest moments was vanquishing an entire table of drunken Australian ...

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Ethnic Restaurants and the Quad

I'm going to be in the Quad next year. I've heard that Porter Square has some awesome ethnic restaurants? Is this true? Which are the best?

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Sushi and Cupcakes

Where's cheap sushi that doesn't suck? What is the best cupcake you ever had and where?

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An Introduction

In this new series, columnist Lingbo Li will tackle all your questions about foodie life at Harvard and in the Cambridge/Boston area.

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Transatlanticism

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I Am Not at a Cafe

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Away in Argentina

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Land of Fog