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Archive for February, 2012

Flavors from around the world! »

“You are what you eat” says the age-old saying. In this issue of the Willamette World News we bring the meaning of this saying closer to home with dishes from around the world! Entrées from Germany, Colombia, and China, accompanied with Japanese UME treats, sweets from Spain, and dessert à la France! Alongside these dishes we are introducing [...]

Salaam, Willamette! »

Salaam Willamette!
My name is Noor Amr and I moved from Cairo, Egypt last semester to join the wonderful class of 2015 here at Willamette! Being a full-time international student has been and will continue to be a unique and fulfilling experience.

Some food for thought and what not! »

Sometimes, I wake up in the morning with the memory of a flavor, something like a scent, tapping against the walls of my stomach as if wanting me to remember something else altogether by listening closely to the rhythms in that innermost tapping. At times, it is just the scent of coffee wafting from the kitchen [...]

International Food Week »

In honour of the “International Food Week” an event that we will host on Willamette Campus between the 4th and the 9th of March this article is dedicated to one of my favourite topics: Food! In that second week of March Bon Appetit, the kitchen crew of Goudy Commons, will cook and prepare [...]

salty & tasty food from Japan »

What kind of Japanese food do you like best?   I like almost all Japanese foods.  But it is hard to tell you all Japanese foods here.
Can you guess what is salty and tasty Japanese food?
It is UME(Japanese plum).  I am going to talk about UME (Japanese plum) for this time.

A land of variety »

Ah, France, the land of bread, cheese and wine! Right? Oh but much more than that too.

The Universe of Colombian Food »

In Colombia, food equals variety. As I told you on one of the previous issues, Colombian food is very rich and you can find an endless list of dishes in each region. Also, you should know our cuisine does not have much to do with the world renown Mexican or Spanish ones. Most of our [...]

French desserts… »

Salut !
Today, I’ll share with you a few recipes that you can use to have some French dessert at home.
Some of the desserts I’ll be speaking about will be available during the French night of the International Food Week organized by the Language Learning Center (LLC) and Goudy, from March 4th to March 9th. The others [...]

漫谈鲁菜–Something about “Lu Cai” »

Since I’ve talked about Chinese food for many times, this time, I would like to show you some typical Chinese food from my home town Shandong, and the food there called “Lu Cai” (Shandong Cuisine).

Winter Break, here and abroad »

Welcome back!
We hope you all had a fun and maybe different winter break. Our contributors from the international community certainly had a different experience than usual! We invite you to read about their experience in the States,  learn about traditions back home and the comparisons between the two!
Happy 2012!
WWN Editors
-Nina and Mirella

My Christmas in the US »

I’ve decided to have a picture-based story of my winter in America – sometimes, it captures the magic of a moment more clearly than words. So here are random images of Salem and Washington DC last month (December 11th-20th), followed by a few words about my stay in Boston (December 20th-21st) and Philadelphia (December 22nd-January [...]

The first winter away from China »

Hi, all!!!
How was your break? I just want to say that mine was Great~!!! After this trip, I fell in love with another city–San Francisco!!! Here I’m gonna show you some of my pictures of California, if you want me to say something about this trip, it need a lot of words…..

Winter in the US »

I had a great winter time here in the US.  Usually we don’t celebrate Christmas as big as the US does in Japan.  We tend to celebrate New Year’s Day bigger than Christmas.  We do decorate Christmas trees and light some places up.  But after Christmas day, we clean them up and start preparing for [...]

4 productive weeks »

December 14, noon, I’m done with my last final, and starting a 4-week long break. A month! That’s long, I thought, when I saw the academic calendar at the beginning of the semester. In my home country, France, most universities, as well as lower education schools, have a 2-week-long Christmas break. It is long enough to include both Christmas and New Year’s Eve, but short enough so that your work rhythm isn’t broken by a month of nothingness (in terms of studying). In some institutions, such as Blaise Pascal University, where I spent my first year of college, they spoil everything by putting the finals after the break. So you spend your pseudo-vacations studying. In others, they are considerate enough to have the finals before.