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Back to School Series, Part 4, the Best I Never Ate

Tuscan white bean salad and grilled lamb chop, recipe below (photo from http://www.seductionmeals.com/)
As member of the 1985 Syracuse University Men's Lacrosse team playing in the NCAA tournament, the university provided meals for us in the Goldstein Alumni and Faculty Center on campus. Food is an indicator of one’s class and status in a community and the faculty dining center on campus proved that. We had breakfast, lunch, and dinner served to us in an elegant restaurant setting including white table cloths, a wait staff, and a kitchen staff that made superb food to order for the team. But at the time I was suffering from an ulcer and the team doctor restricted me to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and other no frills on the menu. My eating experience reminded me of the ESPN documentary on Bo Jackson, The Best There Never Was.

Tuscan White Bean Salad and Grilled Lamb Chops Recipe: http://www.seductionmeals.com/2010/06/tuscan-

Syracuse University Stories: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Syracuse+University+

Back To School Series: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Back+to+School+Series

Apples Everywhere, Part 2 Poetry

Back to School Series, Part 3 Pizza, Wings, and Barbecue