Home Coordinator: Judy Compton
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Global Gourmets enjoy cooking and eating new and exotic dishes as well as socializing around the dinner table. International-themed dinner parties include spouses or partners. The dinners usually are on the 3rd Saturday evening from September to May and we meet as one group. Section members volunteer to create the dinner theme, plan a menu and find recipes. Hosting duties are shared across the membership. Members attending a dinner prepare specific dishes and meal cost is shared among attendees. Previous themes include Moroccan, Scandinavian, Turkish, New Orleans, Japanese, Street Food, and more. Leader: Judy Compton.
This group enjoys planning and executing meals based on various international cuisines. It is open to singles and couples. The heart of our section is the opportunity to socialize with people from all parts of the University while enjoying gourmet meals. We meet six times a year, three times meeting in small groups (8 to 12 people) in members’ homes on Saturday or Sunday evenings in fall, winter and spring. Members are assigned a dish to prepare and bring to the hostess’s home. The cost is shared by attendees. The whole group meets for potlucks in September (a tailgate), December (a holiday party) and May (a picnic). Annual dues defray expenses for our whole-group functions. Leader: Bonnie Ion.
Our group is comprised of both knitters and crocheters. We meet informally in members’ homes from September through June on the 1st Thursday and 3rd Tuesday of the month, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. All skill levels are represented in our group. Those interested in learning to knit are welcome as well. Our main focus is on individual projects while sharing skills and techniques. A field trip to a local yarn store is usually made during the year. Leaders: Ann Antonuk and Marla Goldstein.
We meet at various restaurants to sample a variety of cuisines and to enjoy each other’s company. Cuisines may include American, Chinese, Indian, Southwestern, Thai and others. A different member organizes the lunch for that particular month, an easy task that entails calling the restaurant and emailing the members with lunch details in order to make our reservation. The restaurants usually provide separate checks. We always welcome new members for an enjoyable way to get to know new people, new restaurants and cuisine from around the world. We meet in local restaurants on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. Leader: Jeanne Lewellen.
The group meets to taste and learn about wines two or three times a year in members’ homes at 5:30 p.m. on a Sunday. At each meeting, six wines are selected around a theme or geographical area. Attendees bring a plate of hors d’oeuvres to share. Each member is welcome to bring a guest. Costs are divided among attendees and planned to be no more than $10 a person. Dates of tasting are announced by email to those on the Wine Tasting mailing list. Leaders: Karen Stern and Donna Wicker.