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Crossroads Special Events

Below are samples of past events. Please email us at with ideas of events and gatherings you would like to have in the future. We love to hear from you!


Brazilian Cooking Event

We had a lot of fun cooking delicious authentic Brazilian dishes with our members! Thank you to all who were able to join us! We hope to have more events like this in the future.
Don't worry! If you missed out, please here are the pictures of the menu and recipes we cooked together at the Brazilian Cooking Event.

Perspectives: India – A Rising Power  

Dr. Sunil Khanna, Department of Anthropology
Dr. Sally Duncan, Institute for Natural Resources White Woman, Brown City: What I Learned in Indian Clothes
Ram Ravichandran, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Changing Times, Seeing Home from Afar
Dr. Mirabelle Fernandes-Paul, Office of Women's Advancement and Gender Equity, The History of Indian Food

This event was a delightful opportunity to make samosas, taste a variety of foods, hear perspectives from local Indians, and included craft activities. A wonderful time was had. 


Spring Social: Africa

Crossroads International Spring Social  was an exciting opportunity to learn more about and support impoverished Ugandan women who are lifting their families out of poverty with their handmade, high-quality beaded jewelry. Beadforlife ( offered handcrafted jewelry and the event featured activities and crafts for children, African music and dance.  People were able to watch and participate in fun traditional African dances.
African themed food was provided: Moroccan Chicken, Vegetable stew, Vegeatable curry. Delicious fun, with drumming and dance lessons afterward. 


A Taste of Peru

Participants learned how to prepare traditional Peruvian food. Based on hands-on teaching, OSU student Gustavo Martinez shared with attendees different appetizers and a dessert from his native country. Besides these recipes, attendees learned fun facts about Peru and its culture and traditions. It was a very fun event!


  • Manzanilla Tea: Chamomile Tea is a popular herbal tea with a sweet delicate taste that is widely known for its relaxing and soothing qualities.
  • Soltero de Queso: A tasty cold salad of fresh cheese, onions, tomatoes, lima beans, corn, and cilantro. Dressed with olive oil and a dash of vinegar.
  • Papas a la Huancaina: Boiled potatoes topped with a slightly spicy, rich, creamy cheese sauce.
  • Causa Rellena: Layered dish that is made with mashed potatoes mixed with a hot pepper sauce and stuffed with chicken and avocado.
  • Alfajores: Buttery sandwich cookies filled with delicious caramelized milk and rolled in coconut that make a great special dessert or an anytime snack