University community members can get a taste of of International Week, a week-long celebration of the experiences and benefits of an international education taking place Oct. 13-20, through two events taking place at the William Pitt Union.
Tuesday, Oct. 16
William Pitt Union Assembly Room
The potato has been a staple of South American cuisine since the time of the Incan Empire, but the story of its migration around the world is one of not just displacement, but conquest, exploitation, famine, intrigue, defamation, delicious dishes and semantic confusion! At You Say Potato..., follow the path of the potato through history and learn about its impact on global cuisine, language and culture. Plus, get a taste of different potato dishes!
Wednesday, Oct. 17
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
William Pitt Union Driveway
Back by popular demand, the International Week Committee has invited several of the most popular food trucks in the city to share their innovative and delicious cuisines with the campus community. Recipes and cuisine are one of the many things that migrant peoples can take with them and can serve as a reminder of that which has been left behind. Cultures from all over the world will be represented. The entire community is invited to learn about the problems facing these communities while sampling their innovative and delicious cuisines.
International Week programming includes a variety of events including faculty talks, film screenings and discussions.