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   Date: 11/2/12 Bookmark and Share

Food Around the World

Hungry people in the Smith community will have many choices of delicious repast in the next two weeks as three annual fall food events present dishes from far and near.

Plan your schedules for culinary smorgasbords, as follows:

Monday, Nov. 5, 11:30-1:30 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

International Students Day 2012

Each fall, more than 50 Smith students from some 21 foreign countries coordinate a day of celebration around food from their native lands, to be shared with the Smith community.

I.S. Day is organized by the International Students Organization (ISO) in collaboration with dining services. International students prepare mouth-watering dishes from their own family recipes. I.S. Day always features an eclectic array of recipes, from Afghanistan, Croatia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Ireland, Korea, just to name a few.

Dishes cost between $2 and $4. Proceeds benefit ISO.


Friday, Nov. 9, 6-8:30 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Flavors of Southeast Asia

The Southeast Asian Alliance (SAA) presents its annual food celebration, featuring recipes from various regions of southeast Asia, as represented by Smith students. Open to the public; admission is $6 in advance, $8 at the door.


Thursday, Nov. 15

Julia Child 100th birthday celebration

Smith will fete the 100th birthday of its beloved alumna Julia Child ’34 with special menus in the student dining rooms. Watch the dining menus for details.



Also, speaking of food:

Tuesday, Nov. 6, noon, CEEDS, Wright Hall

Changing the Way We Eat

The Center for the Environment, Ecological Design and Sustainability (CEEDS) screens Changing the Way We Eat, a TED talks series sponsored by the Glynwood Institute. The series will stream every first Tuesday of the month over lunch hour. Tuesday, Nov. 6, will feature talks by Urvashi Rangan, senior scientist and director of at Consumers Union, on “From Fables to Labels!” as well as Fred Kirschenmann, Leopold Center Distinguished Fellow, on “Soil: From Dirt to Lifeline,” and Michelle Hughes, on “Local Food, Immigrant Farmers.”

Bon appétit!

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