Letter From The New Editor


By Ruby Samuels

Allow me to introduce myself: I am Ruby Samuels. I enjoy writing, running, boxing, talking to strangers and long walks on the beach. I also enjoy being part of the Barnard Bite, which I am proud, excited and nervous to announce has elected me Editor-in-Chief.

Whether you worked a 9-5 internship, traveled the world or started a lemonade stand over the summer, the school year has inevitably returned and the Barnard Bite is ready to write all about it. As the new Editor in Chief, I can’t wait to post new articles, meet new writers and reach a bigger audience than ever before.Read More »

Cards, Caps, and Snaps

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Katiana Inc. in collaboration with Nadia Naomi brings to you Cards, Caps & Snaps, services to help you reclaim your graduation! Our original thank you cards are the perfect way to express your gratitude to everyone who has made your academic journey possible! Our unisex graduation cap band installation and customization is guaranteed to stay on your head whether your hair is long or short, curly or straight! customized. We also offer discounted photo sessions for all clients who buy caps and cards!


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Kadaja Brown is a Senior and an Editor for Barnard Bite Blog

The Glory of the Great British Baking Show

By Allison Yeh

Warning: This is not Cutthroat Kitchen but rather a dozen amateur bakers with soothing British accents making biscuits and other delightful treats in a tent. That being said, The Great British Baking Show, available on Netflix, is life changing. Never before had I craved sponge cake or felt compelled to analyze the sogginess of a pie. The soothing background music paired with an even keeled narrator voice eases any tension felt by the people competing against one another. The judges, Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood (real names, I swear), love using constructive criticism and often express sheer joy at a contestant’s “good bake.” They also love eating the food and making it look exceptionally “scrummy.”

The show is set up in 50 minute episodes containing three challenges: Signature Bake, dudebiteTechnical Challenge, and Showstopper, all surrounding a theme (eg. pastry day). The contestants’ range in age and background – a middle aged firefighter or a seventeen year-old girl living at home – are refreshing after watching shows like Chopped where professional cooks call upon their egos to help them through each challenge.

Another unique aspect about the show is how it informs the viewer of baking techniques. Contestants will give advice as they bake of what will make their cream “curdle” or how to get the best caramel. Not only are you watching an exciting competition, but also you are remotely learning how to bake. It’s only natural that at the end of binging all three seasons you may feel feel qualified to judge a dessert at a soggybottomrestaurant on its uneven layers of icing or it’s close textured sponge. While Chef’s Table may promote a sense of culture in your air of fine dining, The Great British Baking Show allows you to feel like an expert in the field of enriched dough versus regular dough. With quirky side notes and two show hosts whose presence seems annoyingly extraneous, GBBS takes on a whole new genre of food competitions, and perhaps highlights how America does it all wrong. After all, the winner of the show receives a nice glass trophy and nothing more.


Country House Butterscotch Brownies : The Best Blondies You’ll Ever Eat (Recipe from Martha Dixon’s Copper Kettle Cook Book)


By Olivia Nathan


Full disclosure: This recipe is from one of my mom’s favorite cookbooks and she taught me to make it a couple years ago. I have made it for my Dad’s birthday, for my Mom’s birthday, and for lonely Friday nights. Despite it being the easiest thing to make and baking them successfully all the previous times (AKA creating the most heavenly, gooey, coconuty treat ever), on Valentine’s Day this year I used baking soda instead of powder and also burnt them. My boyfriend ate one and said it was, “Still good”. He’s a theater major at Tisch and I told him the classes were really paying off…


1/3 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar

1 egg, unbeaten

1/4 t salt

3/4 cup sifted enriched flour

1t baking powder

1t vanilla

1/2 cup coconut

1 6 oz. package semi sweet chips

1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (I prefer pecans)


Melt butter in medium-sized saucepan. Cool. Add sugar, egg, salt, flour, baking powder, and vanilla. Blend the above ingredients; then add coconut, chocolate chips, and chopped nuts. Spread in greased 8 or 9” square pan. Bake 25 minutes in moderate oven, 350 degrees. These are quick and delicious.


The Rack Shack


If you’ve ever had trouble finding a bra that fits – actually, ACTUALLY fits – then I strongly suggest you check out The Rack Shack in Brooklyn.


The store is really cute, to start. Its white walls and elegant peacock decorations give it both a ‘high-end specialty store’ AND welcoming atmosphere. When we walked in, we were immediately greeted by the owner, Laura Henny, who was eager to help us find our proper fit.


The store sports a selection of bras sized 28A – 38HH in a wide range of colors and styles. Laura took the time to find the correct size and style that worked for me. I was pretty nervous about trying to find a bra that looked AND felt nice. In fact, I was convinced I wouldn’t find anything. In the end, though, I walked out with a brand new bra that I absolutely adore. No more sliding around or cutting into my sides!


The store also sells various lingerie items as well as sex-positive products like collars.


In terms of pricing, the store is a little on the more expensive side. Unfortunately, that’s expected when you’re looking for high-quality lingerie for body types outside the perceived “norm” (or even in it, frankly). However, I do think that it was worth the price. At the very least I suggest using the store to determine the size and brand you prefer. Additionally, there were a few styles on sale.


All and all, I think The Rack Shack is worth a visit! It’s also really easy to get to – just take the M train to the Central Avenue stop.


Oh, and she’s trans friendly, a feminist, and promotes body positivism. What could be better?


Visit The Rack Shack at

155 Central Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11221


Open weekdays (except Tuesdays) 12pm to 9pm

Open weekends 11am to 6pm



Jessica Gregory is a senior at Barnard and Editor in Chief for Barnard Bite

Animation Nights New York

By Ruby Samuels

Millennials lie on an indoor astroturf lawn, drinking beer and eating m&m’s beneath gigantic glass orb lights and one glass wall. Every variation of animation imaginable is projected onto a screen in front of them. Hand drawn characters who could almost be Popeye or Betty Boop follow a short animation that uses stop motion characters made out of what appears to be scraps of garbage including soap and wire.

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