International Flavor Culture

February 27, 2008
Kathy Miller, 661/654-2456, or
Michele Newel, 661/654-2720,

California State University, Bakersfield's International Students Club will host an evening of food and entertainment on Friday, Feb. 29, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Runner Café.

A variety of dishes and desserts native to some of the students' home countries will be served including: sushi, from Japan; cactus leave salad, from Mexico; caramel kugel, a noodle dish from Israel; crepes, a very thin cooked pancake from France; and baklava, a type of pastry from Turkey.

"For the International Student Club, the dinner is the biggest event of the year," said Raluca Popa, club treasurer. "Everyone in the club is working hard to provide our guests not only with a tasteful experience but also an opportunity to show the world's diversity through music, dance and theater."

Guests will be treated to a fashion show featuring costumes from various countries, Filipino folk dancing as well as traditional dances from Mexico, a hip-hop live show and African theater.

The public is invited to attend. Tickets are $15.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call (661) 654-2014 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or send an email to