As the holiday season approaches, our thoughts turn to a few of our favorite things—the love of family, the comfort in good friends and, without a doubt, a heightened appreciation for food. In that spirit, Southern Utah University’s international and domestic communities will again gather together in a celebration of gastronomical proportions for the annual International Food Fair this Thursday, November 29, from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom.
A culinary tour of sorts, the Fair will offer an eclectic array of foods to whet the appetite of every food lover, foreign or domestic, with offerings designed by students, faculty and staff who wish to share favorite recipes and traditional fare from their native lands. With a campus community that hails from over 25 countries around the world, almost nothing is off the proverbial table. Among those represented will be Latin American, Mexican, Saudi Arabian and Ethiopian cuisines.
To augment the evening’s culinary delights, SUU’s international and domestic students will provide a variety of entertainment including music, dance and other cultural fare. An international fashion show displaying the colors of the world will be a new and fun addition to this year’s event.
Other performances will feature SUU’s Hip Hop Club, Ballroom Dance Team and music from the Barbershop Club. And showcasing the rich and diverse make-up the SUU community, a slide show with facts and photos from our students’ native homelands will play throughout the evening.
An increasingly popular and well-attended event, the International Food Fair is open to the campus and local communities for $3 per person or $2 with a can of food. Donations will help stock SUU’s Hope Pantry, which provides non-perishable food items and some hygiene items to SUU students in times of financial duress. The Pantry serves 60-90 students per month and will gladly accept non-perishable food donations throughout the year.