This weekend we had yet another event as part of our Mondial month: Travelling Dinner. The idea was that students would travel form dorm to dorm, enjoying food from five different locations around the world. Each student received a “passport” upon entering their first room. The goal was to get a stamp from each room to ensure everyone had a taste from all of the different countries/continents. We had students cooking food from Egypt, Brazil, Thailand, Belgium and China.
With the help of some friends, I made some delicious traditional Brazilian food which included a black bean stew, rice, and chocolate truffles. The stew is a famous Brazilian dish called feijoada. It includes a lot of beans, pork and sausage, and the rice was made with onions and garlic. The dessert is called brigadeiro, a finger dessert often served in birthday parties and other celebrations. I made a lot of food, and I did not expect so many people to show up. In about 20 minutes all of the food was gone, since the event was a huge success.
One of my friends, Farrah, cooked some food from her home, Egypt. It was a delicious meal with rice and chicken called Kabsa. The added spices make the rice yellow and flavorful, and the vegetables add a nice touch of freshness. It was amazing to try dishes from all over the world in just one hour! The passport was a great way to encourage me to try other rooms and also a great memory from this experience.