Wednesday, September 8, 2010

UNH Community Eat-In

University of Gastronomic Sciences
A community potluck, in essence, the eat-in, is an opportunity for all members of the local community to gather for a homemade meal. After attending a similar event at Italy's University of Gastronomic Sciences, three UNH students decided to bring the 'eat-in' home to New Hampshire. The three students, all seniors, were so struck by the community spirit and camaraderie of that first Italian eat-in, which drew nearly 300 attendees, that they were immediately inspired to organize a similar event on the UNH campus.
The first annual Seacoast Community Eat-In will take place on Sunday, September 12 at 5:30 pm outside, behind Demeritt Hall, just off Main St. in Durham, offering an opportunity for community members to gather with their neighbors for good conversation and favorite meals at a single long table.
Event organizer Michael Longeri explains that food has a universal appeal and can play a vital role in bringing communities together. "The eat-in is important because the idea of a bunch of people sitting down and enjoying dinner together is something that is becoming increasingly scarce. We all need to take a breath and enjoy each other, whether it is learning something about someone new, or learning more about a friend."
This event is free and any and all members of the greater Seacoast community and beyond are encouraged to attend. Attendees are asked to bring a favorite dish to share. Additionally, the event organizers encourage all attendees to bring their own plates, bowls, and silverware, in an effort to eliminate waste from this event. Please visit for more information, or contact Matt Benham at (603) 455-3303.

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