The Diversity Committee presents recipes from all around the world. Many CPCC students hail from Bhutan, a landlocked nation on the southern end of the Himalayas. Try this refreshing and simple Bhutanese side salad. Perfect for spring and summer!
Cucumbers with Onion and Cheese
- 1/2 large seedless cucumber, sliced into 1 inch pieces
- 1 medium red onion peeled and quartered
- 1/2 cup crumbled farmer’s cheese
- 1 medium fresh green chili pepper, seeded and diced
- salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1. Chop the cucumber coarsely.
2. Chop the onion finely.
3. Combine in a bowl with remaining ingredients and mix gently.
Did you know CPCC has students from all over the world? In celebration of this, the Diversity Committee will highlight the top 10 countries that represent our international students.
Bhutan is a landlocked country located in South Asia, north of India and south of China. Bhutan is one of the most extraordinary countries in the world surrounded with breathtaking Himalayan Mountains and unique architectures, culture and the untouched nature of the country.
Bhutan is one of the world’s smallest and least developed economies. 63% of its labor force works in agriculture. Average life expectancy is 65 years and the literacy rate is 47%.
Some fun facts:
- Archery is the Bhutan’s national sport. Competitions are held frequently. These events usually prove fun and raucous.
- Bhutan is the home of the golden monkeys that are rare animals that can only be found in Bhutan and northern India.
- Festivals are celebrated all year round in Bhutan. The festivals reflect colorful masks and the rich Bhutan culture. Dances are performed by the Buddhist monks to protect the valleys and ward off evil spirits.
- Bhutan is a haven for trekking and mountain climbing.
- In Bhutan, government policy is based on Gross National Happiness; thus most street advertising is banned, as are tobacco and plastic bags.
- Bhutan is considered to be a world leader in terms of conservation practices. In 2011, 72% of the country is maintained as forest land forever.
- In 1980, there was only one country in the world with no telephones – Bhutan.