Volunteers serve up global buffet

Karla Karcioglu, Contributor Ω

Indian tandoori chicken. - Photo By Karla Karcioglu

Indian tandoori chicken. – Photo by Karla Karcioglu

Those that wandered over to TRU Residence on Feb. 7 were able to feast for free on an assortment of recipes from around the world.

At the event, called Cooking around the World, volunteers prepared cultural dishes and served them to those who attended.

Attendees watched via live-streaming video as the cooks explained and demonstrated how to make each recipe. Including traditional Canadian butter tarts, Japanese sushi, Chinese fried rice, Mexican tostadas and Indian tandoori chicken, 11 different international recipes were prepared.

The event was organized with the help of the Kamloops Multicultural Society.

Amit Goel, international student advisor at TRU World and one of the International Days organizers, said this year was different. In previous years, students did all the cooking. This year, explained Goel, they wanted to bring a sense of community to International Days.

“We felt like this was the perfect event for community involvement,” Goel said.

The last recipe of the night was Chinese New Year cake, made from a mixture of eggs, red beans, sticky rice powder, brown sugar, flour and oil. All the evening’s recipes were available on leaflets to attendees at the end of the night.

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