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A Culture of Rice

Macomb, IL – An event this week at WIU celebrated rice and the culture that surrounds it. Students, faculty, and members of the community gathered in the University Union Lamoine Room for "A Culture of Rice: An International Feast." Presentations offered information about the history of rice and the geography of rice. There were also paintings on rice paper, dances, and a presentation on the fashion trends in India. The event was organized by the Food & Culture Club and was part of WIU's First Year Experience program, which offers educational opportunities to students outside of the classroom. Those who attended the event also got a chance to sample dishes made with rice, including Indian pappad, Spanish paella, and Hawaiian rice salad.