Community Culture Kitchen
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Throughout the winter/spring 2012 term, the Community Culture Kitchen will host a series of events focused on culinary cultures as they relate to the connections between food and cultural identity. This page will be updated as new events are made available.
In partnership with the French department
In our inaugural event, we focused on French culinary cuisine in the preparation of two sweet desserts: the galette des Rois and the Candlemas crêpe. Each of these not only has culinary importance to the French but religious importance, as well. We will discuss both as we prepare each of these dishes which are closely linked to celebrations of the Ephipany and the Purification of Mary, respectively.
This event took place on January 19, 2012.
In partnership with the campus-wide Spectrum Series: Migrations
In our second event, we will get our inspiration from the cultures of three great (religious) pilgrimage sites: St. Peter's Basilica (Italy), the Holy Land (Israel), and Mecca (Saudi Arabia). The meal itself will not only highlight the migration of ingredients throughout the centuries but will also emphasize the ingredients we often take for granted today that did not exist, for example, during the early Middle Ages. As we progress through our dinner courses, members of the Denison community will explain the history, development and importance of food over time for Christians, Jews and Muslims, respectively.
This event took place on February 7, 2012.
In partnership with the Middle Eastern Cultural Organization (MECO)
In our third event, we will get our inspiration from the MIddle East as we prepare dishes that are fairly simple yet complex, and that are culturally rich and expressive of the communities surrounded by European, African and Asian influences. Six dishes are currently on this lunch-time menu and will be supported by representation from one of Denison's newest multi-cultural student groups, MECO-- the Middle Eastern Cultural Organization.
This event took place on March 3, 2012.
In partnership with International Student Services
In our fourth event, we will get our inspiration from Southeast Asia as we prepare dishes that are fairly simple yet complex, and that are culturally rich and expressive of the region's diversity. For this event, we will be partnering with International Student Services.
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