The Intensive Community Residential Treatment (ICRT) Program sponsored a cultural cuisine project during the month of November
|Members of the ICRT Program enjoy Shepherd's Pie as part of their Ireland weekend during "Cuisine Around the World."|
Arlington, VA – November 30, 2011 – With the holiday season right around the corner, program members of Fellowship Health Resources, Inc. (FHR) in Virginia enjoyed a fun, themed month learning about global cultures and cuisines. “Cuisine Around the World” took place every weekend in November.
Mental Health Counselor Sarah James prepared each meal from scratch to initiate this project. James and Mental Health Counselor Christine Schmidt organized lessons and discussed each meal that had been prepared from various ethnicities with the ICRT Program members.
Dinners took place at the ICRT Men’s Program house on Saturdays and Sundays, with both the men and women’s programs attending and dining around a large family table. Throughout the month, residents sampled cuisine such as Chicken Souvlaki from Greece, Shepherd’s Pie from Ireland, Beef Tortierre from Canada, and more.
This project provided opportunities to learn about different ethnicities from around the world. “My favorite part of this project was learning about Latin culture and eating all of the different food,” commented a resident.
Staff believe that as an educational and social event, “Cuisine Around the World” was a huge success. “Bringing all the residents together for a family-style meal is a great way to give them a feeling of belonging and purpose,” James said.
For more information about upcoming events in Virginia, contact Larry Ferguson at 703-979-5077.