University of Iowa freshman Charlene Woolson had no trouble deciding which country to showcase during the Global Village open house in Mayflower residence hall Sunday night.
“I love everything that is Japanese culture,” said Woolson, 18. “I love Japan, and I’ve been there. It makes the choice a little easier.”
What was harder was explaining the Japanese dish Woolson made for the open house. Her dish, strawberry daifuku was strawberries covered in sweet red bean paste, which is in turn covered in mochi — a dough made with rice flour and sugar.