The Universal Language of Food

Food presented no language barriers to students in Mrs. Claudia Vallejo’s Spanish III Honors class video when they conferenced with students at Madre María Mazzarello High School, a Catholic school in Medellin, Colombia. It was the classes’ second Skype session and their teachers had selected food as the topic.

Students exchanged recipes and showed their cooked dishes. The Dominican students described in Spanish how they made jambalaya, beignets, red beans and rice, brownies, a muffuletta and Poor Boy (Po’ Boy). The students from Colombia showed several desserts, including bocadillo and mazamorra.