Italian Cultural Lunch: Coccio Meat Sauce

This recipe makes 12 main course servings. Ingredients: ·         garlic: 8 cloves, minced ·         parsley: 1 small bunch, minced ·         onions: 3 medium, minced ·         carrots: 3 medium, minced ·         celery sticks: 4 medium, minced ·         beef...
Chemo Tsitsinatela

Chemo Tsitsinatela

One of our newer volunteers, Salome, sang a song from Georgia, her home country, at the International Children’s Festival on April 6. For those who missed it, here’s a recording. Of course, the recording isn’t as nice as her original performance. She...
What’s in a Name…?

What’s in a Name…?

Guest contributor: Omasalewa Akintilo from Nigeria Salewa setting up the Nigeria table on April 6 Photo credit: Anupama HR If you went to the International Children’s Festival last Sunday (April 6), you would have seen two activities at the Nigeria table: beaded...
A Stranger Is a Friend You Haven’t Met Yet

A Stranger Is a Friend You Haven’t Met Yet

I met with Joan Zimmer, one of our core volunteers, and Zeinab Hakimi, one of the many international women in Joan’s Tuesday Morning Book Group [on a rather chilly morning last week] to talk about their involvement in GC’s Conversation Partners Program....
Sea of Stories, More than Stories.

Sea of Stories, More than Stories.

Guest contributor: Sheryl Zz from China Sheryl First of all, I have to say that the book group is absolutely enjoyable. Prior to joining this book group, I didn’t read an abundance of books written in English or explore genres outside of my particular interests....