It’s that time of the month again, Missouri Western’s International Student Services and Residence Hall Association sponsored the 2nd annual International Cooking Class. Cooks, Isabelle Hannson and Maria Martens taught individuals how to make Sweden meatballs at the Kitchen Commons.
Program Coordinator and student at Western, Charity Page discussed her role with ISS.
“Basically, I plan programs for mostly for teaching American students our international student’s culture and religious events and we also do fun things for international students like taking them on trips,” Page said.
Page discussed how her expectations were met.
“There were a fewer bunch of people this time, I think it’s because our poster has been up for awhile, I still think it was a fun class. I think what makes the class successful is the students teaching and really getting people engaged,” Page said.
Page discussed her favorite moment at this month’s International Cooking Class.
“My favorite moments at this month’s International Cooking class would be the student’s excitement because I think it makes it real easy to make students excited, but such as International students it’s hard because international students take school a lot more serious it’s hard for them to get to them really excited to share something about themselves to other students here,” Page said.
Page discussed the point of the International Cooking Class
“The point of this program is to provide a community for students to take on campus because a lot of people microwave food, it’s something that people can do and learn about someone else’s culture,” Page said.
Maria Martens, an International student on campus participated in International Cooking Class’s second event.
Martens discusses the traditional Swedish meatballs.
“The meatballs in Sweden is a very kind of average meal, we eat it like once or twice a week and some families cook them like me and Isabelle did, but it’s also for families to go buy them. More often we cook them like we use recipes for homemade meatballs,” Martens said
Martens discussed how International Cooking Class met her expectations.
“The expectations especially like we have, they are well prepared, they know exactly like which ingredients they need like the juice they need to have and also the fact they have somebody to be cooking to, they can cook for everyone. I like how they are well prepared and for people can learn more also to remember they have recipes for people to take notes to understand the recipe, even for me and Isabelle the ingredients were very easy,” Martens said.
Christian Sarna is a freshman at Western, attended International Cooking Class’s second event.
Sarna discussed his favorite part about International Cooking Class.
“Probably getting to try new things like things they don’t serve on campus cause we’re kind of limited on our options here and since I live here on campus I eat on campus all the time,” Sarna said.
Sarna discussed his expectations for International Cooking Class.
“I really liked, I thought the food was really good, I liked how they’re trying to have things that are fairly easy to make with a limited kitchen that we have here,” Sarna said.