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WLC Faculty Collaborate with Zietgeist for "Taste of Peru"

Taste of Peru organizers
February 5, 2018

"Taste of Peru" offered the opportunity to learn about Peru through its cuisine.

World Languages and Cultures faculty Jennifer Gómez Menjívar and Andrew Snustad, along with UMD economics professor Luiggi Donayre and UMD students Álvaro Velásquez and María José Tapia Nieto, collaborated with the Zeitgeist to offer "A Taste of Peru", which was the fifth installment in Zeitgeist's Spirit of Duluth - Film & Dinner Series

Spirit of Duluth Taste of Peru

This event on February 5 featured a delicious specially-prepared, four-course Peruvian dinner in the Zeitgeist´s Mezzanine. The gourmet dinner featured Causa Limeña, Lomo Saltado, Ceviche & Mazamorra Morada. 

Causa LimeñaTaste of Peru lomo saltadoTaste of Peru ceviche

The film shown was De Ollas y Sueños ("Cooking Up Dreams"), a wonderful documentary that explores the ways that Peruvian cuisine reflects the varied cultural influences of Peru and helps to unify the country. Following the film, attendees gathered in the atrium for a post-film discussion.

Pictured above from left to right: Álvaro Velásquez, Ryan Bauers (Community Engagement & Development Director for Zeitgeist Arts), María José Tapia Nieto, Andrew Snustad, Jennifer Gómez Menjívar and Luiggi Donayre

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