Paul Young

Educator, Designer, Culinary Explorer




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Borscht (beet soup)

Dinner + A Movie: Ukraine  


My friend Marina, an Ukrainian native now living in Champaign, will be the chef du jour for this special event. We will cook up a four-course home-style Ukrainian dinner just for you. Marina will introduce you to Ukrainian culture and talk about the similarities and differences between Ukrainians and Russians. She will also share her childhood memories while living under Soviet rule.


Here's what to expect on this special evening:


Maximize your experience (optional): Watch the 2019 historical drama 'Mr. Jones' (currently streaming on Hulu, Prime Video, and Kanopy*), then join us for stimulating conversation about the movie and its themes during dinner.



*Kanopy is a free streaming service available in Champaign-Urbana via our local public libraries as well as the University of Illinois library.