Cooking up a global Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving on the horizon, Durham College’s International office is putting on a cooking class.

The class will take place on Thursday, Oct. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. It’s being held in the upstairs kitchen of the Real Canadian Superstore on Harmony and Taunton.

The menu will focus on vegetarian and vegan meals. The starter will be a mushroom bruschetta. The main course is a stuffed sweet potato with smoky mac & cheese served with root vegetables. Dessert will be a no-bake pumpkin tart.

Katherine Polack, Durham College’s International Student Activities & Retention Coordinator, says this is because many international students are vegetarian.

Polack explained that in many cases it’s the student’s first time away from home. As such, they may have room to develop their cooking skills. “It’s a chance for students to make adjustments with a few ingredients for the semester.”

But the goal of the class is two-fold. Polack says they’re also trying to teach international students who may not be aware of Thanksgiving about the holiday’s values. “It’s joining the community and coming together.”

Any Durham College student, not just those from abroad, are invited to attend. Tickets are on sale in SSB 210 of the Student Services building for $10. There are many seats available.