The International Student Program (ISP) were proud to host the virtual International Food Festival as part of International Education Week on Thursday, November 19. The event was a huge success with students, staff, and faculty, joining virtually to learn new recipes from countries such as Brazil, China, Greece, Japan, Myanmar, Philippines, and Singapore/South East Asia.

The event was hosted by Jiali Peng, President of the International Student Club and Bingxin Lan, Vice-President of ISC. After a short introduction from the hosts, it was on to the highlight of the event—the food videos. With 10 videos to learn from, attendees were spoiled for choice. Should they try to cook Lumpia (Filipino Spring Rolls), Loukoumades (Greek Doughnuts), Tomato and Egg Stir-fry, Pao de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread), Japanese-style Breakfast, Parata Chicken Curry, Melomakarona (Greek Honey Christmas Cookies), Mee Soto (Spicy Noodle Soup), Arroz Valenciana (Filipino Paella), or Wolf Teeth Fries (Spicy Street Fries)? These were the tasty treats featured in the videos. Although the event was virtual, the conversation in the Zoom chat was exploding with excitement over trying new recipes.

The International Food Festival presented international students with an opportunity to share their cultures, and for other students to get a glimpse into the traditions of other cultures. The events served to highlight the diversity that is a key feature of Skyline College and its mission.

You can view the recorded event here: Virtual Food Festival (Must be signed in to your SMCCD Zoom account)

Article by Kimiko Petsche and Clair Yeo-Sugajski | Photo by Clair Yeo-Sugajski

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