Thursday, May 25

Columnist Andrew Warner made bread pudding in his rice cooker and topped it off with peanut butter ice cream.  Warner used stale bread soaked in cream, eggs, sugar and cinnamon as the dessert’s base, resulting in a satisfying bread pudding that is tastier than The Study’s own rendition.  (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin)

Dorm Dining: Rice cooker bread pudding surpasses The Study at Hedrick’s rendition

Life on the Hill doesn’t exactly allow ample opportunity for experimentation with cooking, leading to a routine diet at the dining halls. Over the course of the quarter, columnist Andrew Warner sets out to break the culinary monotony of dorm life, armed with a rice cooker and a few pantry staples. Read more...

Photo: Columnist Andrew Warner made bread pudding in his rice cooker and topped it off with peanut butter ice cream. Warner used stale bread soaked in cream, eggs, sugar and cinnamon as the dessert’s base, resulting in a satisfying bread pudding that is tastier than The Study’s own rendition. (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin)

Columnist Andrew Warner made bread pudding in his rice cooker and topped it off with peanut butter ice cream.  Warner used stale bread soaked in cream, eggs, sugar and cinnamon as the dessert’s base, resulting in a satisfying bread pudding that is tastier than The Study’s own rendition.  (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin)

First-year undeclared student Daniel Miller played guitar with his brother in school talent shows in Spain and he strummed the instrument at metro stations for hours because people would listen. At UCLA, he has played for the College Talent Tour and teaches kids the basics of percussion through the club SLAM! at UCLA. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

Student singer-songwriter Daniel Miller finds rhythm in LA music scene

Daniel Miller’s first stint with music was singing the children’s song “Speckled Frog” in front of his music class at 7 years old. “I was the center of attention, so that’s why I found (music) so awesome,” Miller said. Read more...

Photo: First-year undeclared student Daniel Miller played guitar with his brother in school talent shows in Spain and he strummed the instrument at metro stations for hours because people would listen. At UCLA, he has played for the College Talent Tour and teaches kids the basics of percussion through the club SLAM! at UCLA. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

First-year undeclared student Daniel Miller played guitar with his brother in school talent shows in Spain and he strummed the instrument at metro stations for hours because people would listen. At UCLA, he has played for the College Talent Tour and teaches kids the basics of percussion through the club SLAM! at UCLA. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

The rice cooker mac and cheese came out a little bland on the first try, but cheddar cheese cured its deficiencies on the second round. (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin)

Dorm Dining: Rice cooker mac and cheese, simple yet savory

Life on the Hill doesn’t exactly allow ample opportunity for experimentation with cooking, leading to a routine diet at the dining halls. Over the course of the quarter, columnist Andrew Warner sets out to break the culinary monotony of dorm life, armed with a rice cooker and a few pantry staples. Read more...

Photo: The rice cooker mac and cheese came out a little bland on the first try, but cheddar cheese cured its deficiencies on the second round. (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin)

The rice cooker mac and cheese came out a little bland on the first try, but cheddar cheese cured its deficiencies on the second round. (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin)

Though the crumble's presentation is hidered by the limitations of a rice cooker, it still tastes delicious. (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin)

Dorm Dining: Mixed berry crumble, unsightly but undeniably delicious

Life on the Hill doesn’t exactly allow ample opportunity for experimentation with cooking, leading to a routine diet at the dining halls. Over the course of the quarter, columnist Andrew Warner sets out to break the culinary monotony of dorm life, armed with a rice cooker and a few pantry staples. Read more...

Photo: Though the crumble's presentation is hidered by the limitations of a rice cooker, it still tastes delicious. (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin)

Though the crumble's presentation is hidered by the limitations of a rice cooker, it still tastes delicious. (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin)

Club members of Dig work on maintaining the student garden, located at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center. They improve the soil quality, weed the garden and harvest herbs and vegetables at Sunday meetings. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin staff)

Student garden blossoms with hands-on help from UCLA’s gardening club

At the top of a grassy hill at UCLA’s Sunset Canyon Recreation Center, students will find a student garden – a small, fenced-off corner where fruits, veggies and herbs flourish. Read more...

Photo: Club members of Dig work on maintaining the student garden, located at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center. They improve the soil quality, weed the garden and harvest herbs and vegetables at Sunday meetings. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin staff)

Club members of Dig work on maintaining the student garden, located at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center. They improve the soil quality, weed the garden and harvest herbs and vegetables at Sunday meetings. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin staff)

Cutting up all the vegetables proved to be the most difficult step in the curry-making process.(Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin)

Dorm Dining: Despite overflow setback, rice cooker curry successful

Life on the Hill doesn’t exactly allow ample opportunity for experimentation with cooking, leading to a routine diet at the dining halls. Over the course of the quarter, columnist Andrew Warner sets out to break the culinary monotony of dorm life, armed with a rice cooker and a few pantry staples. Read more...

Photo: Cutting up all the vegetables proved to be the most difficult step in the curry-making process.(Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin)

Cutting up all the vegetables proved to be the most difficult step in the curry-making process.(Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin)

Despite two failed attempts, columnist  Andrew Warner succeeded in baking a vanilla cheesecake dessert using only a rice cooker. Chefs who want to try out the recipe can also add cocoa powder or lemon juice to create their own takes on the dish. (Andrew Warner/Daily Bruin)

Dorm Dining: Whipping up a vanilla cheesecake using an unlikely oven

Life on the Hill doesn’t exactly allow ample opportunity for experimentation with cooking, leading to a routine diet at the dining halls. Over the next 10 weeks, columnist Andrew Warner sets out to break the culinary monotony of dorm life, armed with a rice cooker and a few pantry staples. Read more...

Photo: Despite two failed attempts, columnist Andrew Warner succeeded in baking a vanilla cheesecake dessert using only a rice cooker. Chefs who want to try out the recipe can also add cocoa powder or lemon juice to create their own takes on the dish. (Andrew Warner/Daily Bruin)

Despite two failed attempts, columnist  Andrew Warner succeeded in baking a vanilla cheesecake dessert using only a rice cooker. Chefs who want to try out the recipe can also add cocoa powder or lemon juice to create their own takes on the dish. (Andrew Warner/Daily Bruin)