Residence Education

May 14, 2019

Cultural Potluck!

Hello!

If you were unable to make it to the Cultural Potluck last week, don’t fear! All the information you need is right here.

This potluck aimed to speak about the significance of food from different cultures. Here’s a quick article you might want to read.

1. Traditional cuisine and recipes are passed down from one generation to the next and can play a huge role in a person’s lifetime and growth.

2. Each culture’s cuisine is important to their own history, belief, lifestyle, values and home.

3. Being able to consume or make the food that you grew up with can help cope with homesickness and also strength connection to a person’s ethnicity.

We also spoke about food accessibility; that is how easy (or hard) it is to get food that you are used to consuming.

1. Higher Prices: Ingredients from different cultures cost more at the grocery store compared to more mainstream ingredients.

2. Travel Time: Many times, there are very few grocery stores that carry cultural foods and groceries. This requires students to travel further to find the ingredients they want.

3. Limited Variety: When you go to your local grocery store, have you ever noticed an “ethnic food” aisle? The variety of ingredients from different cultures is often limited.

 

All of these factors come together in shaping a person’s experiences on campus with food and can contribute to their overall well-being.