Every country has its own delicacies: Italian pizza, Japanese sushi or authentic Dutch kale. A number of third-year Avans School of International Studies (ASIS) students formed teams to organise a small tasting session, for which they had prepared some delicious international dishes.
The evening was part of the ASIS international week. According to teacher André Tressel this week is part of a larger bonding exercise. ‘The third-year programme is attended by a high number of exchange students. Having shared experiences will bring these two hundred students from all over the world closer together’. Currently over sixty percent of the two hundred third-year ASIS students are foreign nationals.
There was a variety of different dishes to be seen (and tasted!), ranging from French pastries to Korean snacks. The students had really given it their all. The American students, for instance, had made a special Halloween table, and the Spanish participants were actually wearing Spanish-style clothes.
The tasting session was accompanied by an assignment. The students were asked to make a film showing how they prepared their dishes. One of the films showed how to make real Hungarian soup. Very handy for students needing some cooking tips!
The ‘France 2’ team was awarded the prize for best and most original film, as it had submitted fun and original footing on how to make lemon meringue pie. ‘Italy 2’ received the prize for best food experience. The winners were rewarded with a traditional and authentic Limburg flan.