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Student Shares her Food and Travel Expertise through the Umbra Voice

paige-mcneil-foodPaige McNeil is a Hospitality Management Major at the University of Denver, currently enrolled in Umbra’s Food and Sustainability Studies Program. This semester, Paige has become an active contributor to the Umbra Voice, Umbra’s journalism and communications club that hosts a student blog. The blog is meant to reflect the experiences of Umbra students, providing them with an outlet to share their experiences, while also providing a source of valuable travel information for current and future students.

Paige is the author of the new Umbra Voice section, Monday Mangiamo, a section in which she highlights her favorite food of the week. Paige’s articles share a mix of recipes, her travel locations, and information about the local cuisine she sampled in each place. Paige presents the historical and cultural significance of Croquettes and patatas bravas tapas in Spain, and mouth-watering descriptions of “spaghetti with white wine butter sauce, steamed mussels and clams, and cherry tomatoes”.  

“The tastes, textures, and flavor combinations amaze me every time I try something new,” shared Paige. “I love trying new foods and learning about the cultures that they come from.” Paige is passionate about food and hospitality. She decided to write for the Umbra Voice to gain new experience as a writer and has described her work as “a great opportunity to share my many food experiences while I am exploring Italy and Europe.”

Are you interested in contributing a piece to the Umbra Voice? Contact Ashley at [email protected].


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