21 Tales of Tastemakers: Sammy Kaufman
by Sammy Kaufman (Communications), published November 22nd 2010
Tastemakers has fueled the two greatest passions of my life: music and food.
Commonly mistaken for a cooking club, it seems only natural that Tastemakers incorporates the art of food into its publication. As an oblivious, overexcited freshman I was immediately taken with the idea of Northeastern’s entirely student-run music magazine. As the meetings continued and I learned to accept the unique personalities of my fellow writers, I was ultimately rewarded. Not just by the opportunity to interview some of my favorite musicians but with baked goods. Amazing baked goods.
With each week came a new idea and a new piece of edible heaven. Some days were simple: bags of reeses peanut butter cups or cherry blow pops. Then, things would get fancy: oreo cheesecake, brownies and yes, of course, funfetti cupcakes.
Although it was usually me hoarding any/all of the food presented I felt that it brought us all closer together as a team. It became a routine, I’d pretend to resist whatever was made and after twenty minutes of embarrassing salivation I’d gorge myself until the meeting was over (typically an unnecessary hour later). I soon realized that yes, I am absolutely disgusting but these people accept me for who I am and that is the greatest gift I could ask for.
Recently, I’ve had to put Tastemakers on the backburner due to my unnecessarily soul-sucking job at the Melting Pot. I mean, it’s hard to not enjoy melted cheese and chocolate but I can’t help getting nostalgic with the thought of every meeting missed.
I <3 TASTEMAKERS