Food Reinforces Classroom Studies

Authentic Paella, when made well and with the right ingredients, will leave a lasting impression, usually one of craving more.
Authentic Paella, when made well and with the right ingredients, will leave a lasting impression, usually one of craving more.
This student is getting it right. While some recipes call of water, looks like chicken or fish stock is getting added to the medium-grain Spanish paella rice.
This student is getting it right. While some recipes call of water, looks like chicken or fish stock is getting added to the medium-grain Spanish paella rice.
It’s all about the prep work with fresh authentic ingredients. Ala Carte has a state-of-the-art kitchen facility that is located in the main shopping district of the village of Lynbrook, New York.
It’s all about the prep work with fresh authentic ingredients. Ala Carte has a state-of-the-art kitchen facility that is located in the main shopping district of the village of Lynbrook, New York.
A La Carte offers Cooking Classes for both adults and kids.  Some of their classes include Classes for Couples, General Cooking and International Cuisine.
A La Carte offers Cooking Classes for both adults and kids. Some of their classes include Classes for Couples, General Cooking and International Cuisine.
Walt Whitman Spanish teacher Ms. D'Addario, right in photo, ‘grades’ her students work. By the looks of her smile, I’d say everyone passed today’s test.
Walt Whitman Spanish teacher Ms. D'Addario, right in photo, ‘grades’ her students work. By the looks of her smile, I’d say everyone passed today’s test.

Walt Whitman students from the Spanish 10 and Spanish 9H classes went on a delicious field trip as a way to reinforce the food unit that is part of their Spanish curriculum.  The students have learned Spanish food vocabulary and verbs as well as ingredients needed for food preparation.  In their class, the students created a recipe project that used all the words they learned in the chapter.  This field trip takes the learning a step further and allows the students to get a hands-on learning experience in the kitchen.  Once at Ala Carte Culinary Services in Lynbrook, the students delved into authentic Spanish cuisine and worked as a team to prepare a magnificent meal. After the meal was cooked, everyone got to enjoy the delicious and authentic meal they worked so hard to prepare. 

What a great memory that our students can now take home and share with family and friends, hint hint!