Posted by: csdailyblog | December 2, 2009

Tripa No Vacía, Corazón con Alegría -or- A Full Stomach Is a Happy Heart

Spanish Teacher Kathleen O'Connor, Hannah, Casey, and Cesar

Conserve School Spanish students contributed these photos and posts from their special extra-long blocks today:

Each Wednesday we have a different schedule. Today the Spanish 2 class decided to spend the three hour morning block learning basic kitchen vocabulary and putting it to the test while cooking huevos rancheros and tortilla patata in the Elaine student apartment. We each took part in the cooking (and eating of course). While eating, we also watched West Side Story in Spanish, getting culture from all sides. We all had a lot of fun, and were very full just in time to go to lunch.
– Post contributed by Jackie

Megan, Gretchen, and Spanish Teacher Kathleen O'Connor

During the 3 hour class for block 7, the Spanish 3 class made something called “Pastel tres leches” (Three Milks Cake) or “Rey de los Postres” (The King of Cakes). The class first learned about the history of the cake and then made it themselves! The cake first originated in Nicaragua, although other Spanish countries have claimed to have first started it. The story goes that the cake was extremely expensive and was only served in very fancy restaurants. The poor couldn’t even see what the cake looked like. As time went on, the cake became more and more popular, and is now known as one of the most popular cakes made throughout Spanish-speaking countries.  The cake is made of four different types of milk, making it a “moist cake”. Along with baking “The King of Cakes”, the class decided to make “flan,” which can be compared to custard. Here are some photos of the class cooking and enjoying the three hour class with teacher Kathleen O’Connor.  
– Post contributed by Sophie

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