MCLO plans to share culture through food

By: Minh Nguyen, Staff Writer

After its first general meeting, Newman University's Multicultural Leadership Organization (MCLO) is ready to welcome the Newman community to an International Luncheon, which will take place on Sept. 27 in the Dugan Conference Center.

The luncheon is designed as a potluck event with cultural dishes made by Newman students, faculty, and staff. There will be an entry fee of $5 or a homemade dish.

MCLO’s President Carolina Mariscal said that the International Luncheon has been a “fan-favorite” since its debut in 2018 and the experience will help people “learn about the cuisines and traditions of various cultures as you try foods, desserts and beverages from all over the world.”

“It really brings people together. And besides, who doesn’t like good food?” said MCLO’s Vice President. Michelle Tong said.

One of the dishes that will be served at the luncheon is a traditional Chinese treat called tanghulu. It will be made by Britney Ma, one of MCLO’s member-at-large chairs.

“The dish consists of citrusy fruits dipped into a syrup that is kept at a specific temperature, so the result can be a glossy, crunchy, and sweet coating,” Ma said. The dish is commonly associated with Chinese street foods and could be found throughout Asia.

The luncheon will run from 11 p.m. to 1 p.m.  

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