by Daniela Garcia
Blog Content Contributor
Tuesday, September 15, the Multicultural Student Association hosted Mama’s Kitchen in the LBJ Ballroom. Because September is Hispanic Heritage month, the food served was Hispanic and delicious. You could practically smell the goodness from the end of the long line that wrapped around the third floor. After signing in to the event at the front doors of the ballroom I was directed to another line on the inside that was decorated with poster boards and handouts, showcasing all of the different Hispanic organizations here on campus. When I finally got the food, I was greeted by friendly faces offering different foods. There were chips, red salsa, green salsa, flautas, rice, beans, cheese and beef quesadillas, soda, and most importantly, cake. The event started promptly at 12 p.m., but with the amount of people in line it took me almost an hour to get my food and find an open seat in the colorful tables they had set up. Next time i will definitely arrive an hour ahead of schedule.
The first Mama’s Kitchen event was held ten years ago, and has since become a tradition at Texas State. The goal of the event is to celebrate and encourage diversity among students, faculty and staff through cultural food. That’s why Mama’s Kitchen is also held in February, in celebration of Black History month. If you have never been, I recommend going to the next Mama’s Kitchen event. There’s no better way to make new friends than over great food and music; it’s an excellent way to find out about organizations to get involved in.