…from WLU, Oct. 27, 2015
WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University has launched the Global Kitchen project – a community kitchen for Laurier’s international student body that promotes the exploration of culture through food. The Global Kitchen is managed by Laurier International and located in the Harris Hope House on Laurier’s Waterloo campus.
The Global Kitchen is intended to reflect the attitude that food is an intrinsic part of one’s cultural identity and can serve as a means of understanding, experiencing, and sharing cultures. What we consume, how we acquire it, who prepares it, who is at the table, and who eats first, all reflect complex relationships and interactions among individuals and the society in which we live.
“The Global Kitchen project is a great opportunity for the community to network with Laurier students, to gain insight into the variety of cultural backgrounds at the university, and to understand and experience different cultures first hand through food,” said Peter Donahue, associate director, international student support. “The Global Kitchen Project creates an inclusive community that embraces and encourages diversity.”
The international student body will enjoy a plethora of programs at the Global Kitchen throughout the academic year, learning nutrition and culinary skills to improve their health and well being and diversify their diets. Read more…