Cultural diversity celebrated at international brunch

Visitors literally got a taste of many cultures at the recent International Thanksgiving Brunch, hosted by the San Jacinto College North Campus English for Speakers of Other Languages program, and held at the North Campus student center.

Some international food featured at the brunch included Bo Kho, a Vietnamese beef stew; Cuñapes, bread made with cheese and yucca starch that is popular in Bolivia; Pupusas, Salvadorian stuffed masa flatbread; Arroz Congris, a rice and bean dish popular in Cuba; Pollo en Jocon, a spicy chicken dish popular among Mayans in Guatemala; Aguachile, a shrimp dish that originated in Sinaloa, Mexico; and Pad Preaw Wan, a sweet-sour fish dinner from Thailand.

Nationalities represented by San Jacinto College students who attended the epicurean extravaganza include Bolivia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Cuba, Mexico, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Kudos to Maria Williams and Lisa Smith, ESOL professors who helped to organize the event.