There was a beautiful sunset and view of downtown Raleigh on Wednesday night from The Terrace Restaurant at Lonnie Poole. Twenty SKEMA and NC State students joined NC State chefs from campus dining halls and restaurants for a cooking demonstration of US southern cuisine including collard greens, grits, hush puppies, pimento cheese, fish and chicken gumbo. Students had the opportunity to taste a variety of dishes and learn how to prepare some of these southern comfort foods. In addition to learning about American cuisine, the chefs educated the group about the influence of French Culinary Science on the trade around the world.
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Since our Cultural Karaoke event was postponed due to inclement weather (stay tuned for a new date!), CENet’s first social activity of the semester was Speed Friending. On Tuesday night, more than 30 NC State and SKEMA students came together to meet some new faces on campus.
Upon arrival, students created a personal identity map to help start conversations with other attendees. After 90 minutes of 4-minute introductions, new friends shared pizza and contact information.
Interested to join CENet to watch the Men’s basketball game at Duke on Monday night? Register to join our watch party at Sammy’s Tap & Grill: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ncsu-at-duke-mens-basketball-watch-party-tickets-30223293685.
Happy 2017 to everyone! Before we start looking forward to all the great things this year will bring, we wanted to showcase Sam’s final blog where he reflects upon his amazing semester in Ecuador:
Also, the CENet scholar blog will continue this spring semester with Jael Garner who will be studying abroad in Madrid, Spain. Jael is an NC State junior who is majoring in biology. We look forward to reading about her travels and adventures in the coming months as “The Nomadic Mountain Goat.”