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Students learn about cultures through food

home-ec class making food Students in Celia Randesi’s classes at JFS and UEHS celebrated foreign language week during the second annual “Culture through Food” lesson.

The Italian classes learned how to make homemade dough for spaghetti, ricotta, and potato gnocchi, using a pasta machine to make spaghetti, and how to roll out and cut gnocchi. They also learned how to make and roll meatballs and bake various Italian desserts. Many students had the opportunity to try prosciutto with parmigiano for the first time along with espresso provided by the grandma of two classmates.

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The Spanish class learned how to make a traditional Mexican dish called sopes that included making tortillas from scratch and frying it, making refried beans, guacamole salsa, marinate vegetables in lime juice, and make flan, a traditional Hispanic custard.

A special thank you to the UEEF for grant money to make this lesson possible. Also a special thank you to community members who let us borrow kitchen supplies and our class helpers who came in to offer assistance. Your support is greatly appreciated!
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