The University of Minnesota Crookston is presenting its annual International Dinner Series virtually this year.

The free series is an opportunity to watch demonstrations by students preparing culinary specialties of Ukraine, Rwanda and China. Each event begins at 6 p.m. via Zoom.

Participants will receive weekly recipes to pick up supplies in advance and make these meals in their own homes.

On Monday, March 15, Jianglong Huang, a senior in the school’s International Business Program, will prepare a tomato and egg stir-fry dish that is a common meal in Chinese homes.

“It’s fast, easy, cheap and made with very simple, everyday ingredients,” Michelle Christopherson, director of outreach and engagement at UMC, said in a news release.

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On Monday, March 22, Elina Vlasova, a student from Ukraine who is studying business management, will prepare a dessert dish, described as a cottage cheese pancake. It’s a national Ukrainian dish that features curd as the main ingredient, Christopherson said.

On Monday, March 29, Mainese Mutake, a student from Rwanda who is studying software engineering, will prepare “a cozy vegetable potage soup that is healthy, warming and soul-satisfying,” Christopherson said. “It’s easy to make and comes together quickly using pantry staples.” This is Mutake’s mother’s recipe, she said.

To register for this event, go to .

For more information, contact Chrisopherson at (218) 281-8369 or email .