We will spend the next 10 weeks cooking foods that reflect the diverse ethnic heritage of our third graders and their families. Miss Grace and Miss Lizzie wanted to start with Latin America, so this week the students made pico de gallo, a fresh Mexican salsa, and their own tortillas. Someday we’ll get proper tortilla presses and maybe even the traditional Mexican comal in our kitchen, but we made do with what we have - our hands!
We introduced a new knife technique, mincing, and there are some great photos below of students’ focused, precise knife work. They should be very proud. We ate the warm tortillas with the salsa and queso fresco on top. ¡Qué rico!