WOW 2020-2021

Women of the World will not be able to host its regular monthly luncheons during the pandemic.  To keep the WOW community connected to one another and to the stories and foods from around the world that we love, WOW is hosting a blog page where members can contribute recipes to share.  Each month we will focus on a different theme.  Please visit the WOW Blog Page and contribute your favorite recipes or try a recipe and let us know how it turned out.  We look forward to building a wonderful collection of WOW recipes from around the world!!

If you need assistance submitting a post please contact Haley Brown at


Women of the World Blog Posts

  • Tell us about this dish. Is it associated with a particular holiday? Do you have a special connection to this food through a family member? Let us know what makes it special to you and why you chose to submit this recipe.
  • As you describe each step be sure to let us know if there is anything that you do differently from other recipes or if there are suggestions for improvising.
  • List measurements, ingredients and directions. This area is for the reader who wants to get cooking right away.
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      Please label pictures to correspond with your directions for preparation.

    About WOW

    Women of the World (WOW) is a group of international women, including Americans, who gather once a month in Orono around an ethnic lunch, to share their cultural heritages. 

    WOW is a great place to meet women from around the world and the perfect opportunity to learn about other cultures and taste food from around the world!

    WOW members include women from all continents, and of all ages. This includes American women! Young children are welcome to come with their mothers. Membership is open to ALL women in this area of Maine.

    There is no membership fee to join WOW but to help defray meal presentation expenses and facility rental, there is a fee for attending the monthly lunch:

    • children under 6, no cost to attend with their mothers
    • children 6-10, $2.00
    • all others, $5.00
    • When other activities are organized, attendees may be asked to contribute a small amount to help cover any costs.

    A presentation usually follows the meal, and various artifacts, books and maps are usually on display.

    WOW meets on the second Monday of the month from September to May, at noon, at the Church of Universal Fellowship at 82 Main Street, Orono. Reservation is not required unless otherwise noted.

    Register for the WOW e-mail list-serve

    Contact Us

    For more information about WOW, please call Mireille Le Gal at 581-3423, or email,

    Register for the WOW e-mail list-serve