Saturday, 24 September 2011

Stone Hall Potluck Kicks Off Food and Culture Programming

Good morning! If you're reading this and didn't know by now, I'm embarking on new programming here on campus focusing on food and culture. In the last few months, I've learned there are faculty on campus that teach about food but not much has been done by way of non-class-related programming... until now. Certainly a means of getting residents to meet each other in a more pseudo-formal structure, the Resident Assistants in the residence hall I'm living in organized a potluck for the building, with our charge that residents who participate in the dinner need to bring food that somehow represents the residents in the room in some way. Not only was there a great turn out, but there were great explanations and conversations that joined the eclectic mix of identity represented in food.

To represent my "identity" as a French major and as one most comfortable with French cuisine, I reverted to my crêpe recipe.

From inarizushi (sushi rice wrapped in sweet fried tofu) and a chicken salad with the chicken cooked with soy sauce to orzo (which one room practically lives off of), watermelon, and macaroni and cheese, to cookies and Whit's frozen custard (to represent our Granville identity), our cornucopia of dishes resulted in a truly successful food program. For more photos from the potluck, click here.

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