The Italian word "pranzo" means a couple things: lunch, dinner, luncheon, snack-time... basically any meal. Combined with a rising intonation and a knowing smile, "...pranzo?", the word becomes the equivalent of the English phrase, "Would you like to go to lunch?"
Sono io, Isabelle Elias, a sophomore studying Computer Science at Columbia University in the City of New York. Because my mother passed her own deeply rooted form of gastronomical snobbery to me (which I wasn't fully aware of until I left home), I have spent the better part of the past two years figuring out how to feed myself quality food on a college student's budget. So that's the project - keeping a food diary with posts ranging from easy recipes and meals to reviews of restaurants. Here we go!