International Food Festival

Introduction

International food 

Our community will gather together to celebrate an international food festival. During the event, the students learn and present different recipes, traditions, and cultures from countries around the world.  The teacher through videos, books, the internet, PowerPoint presentations, lessons,  and  different activities exposes the students to gastronomy terms and international food. 

As a result, a traditional recipe from their home countries will be presented to the class via different posters, videos, food etc.

Task

What is your favorite recipe from your country?

As a final task you are going to present to the class is showing your peers your favorite recipe from your home country. As you know, I am originally from Colombia and my favorite dish is, of course, is Colombian. It is called " Patacones con Hogao" I am going to show you how to make this delicious meal. Similar to my recipe, your assignment will have:

Patacones con Hogao 

  • Ingredients 
  • A recipe
  • a video 
  • images/ visual support 
Process

Recipe 

"Patacones con hogao"

Ingredients

(MAKES ABOUT 2 CUPS)

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped scallions
  • 2 cups fresh chopped tomatoes
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 3 green plantains 

Instructions 

  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the tomatoes, scallions, garlic, ground cumin and cook gently for 10 minutes, stirring until softened.
  2. Reduce the heat to low, add the salt and , cook for 10 minutes more, stirring occasionally until the sauce has thickened. Check and adjust the seasoning.
  3. Peel the green plantains and chop them into small pieces. I put the chopped and fried pieces of plantain into a plastic bag then squash it with a plate. The plastic bag stops the plantain from sticking to the plate and creating a big oily mess. Fry the round plantain disks in some very hot oil, vegetable or extra virgin olive oil is fine, then you’re done.

I added a video with the explanation. It is very easy to make and D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-9q1NPqnlw&feature=youtu.be

Evaluation

You will be evaluated on your recipe. 

CATEGORY

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Content/Organization

Recipe contains the title of the recipe, a list of ingredients, a paragraph of written directions, and a picture that correlates with the recipe.

3 out of 4 criteria needed for the recipe are present.

2 out of the 4 criteria needed for the recipe are present.

1 out of the 4 criteria needed for the recipe are present OR none of the criteria needed for the recipe are present.

Transitions (Organization)

A variety of thoughtful transitions are used. They clearly show how to move from one step of the recipe to the next.

Transitions clearly show how to move from one step of the recipe to the next, but there is little variety.

Some transitions work well; but connections between other steps need clarification.

The transitions between steps are unclear or nonexistent.

Grammar & Spelling (Conventions)

Writer makes no errors in grammar or spelling that would cause the reader to follow the recipe incorrectly .

Writer makes 1-2 errors in grammar or spelling that would cause the reader to follow the recipe incorrectly.

Writer makes 3-4 errors in grammar or spelling that would cause the reader to follow the recipe incorrectly .

Writer makes more than 4 errors in grammar or spelling that would cause the reader to follow the recipe incorreclty.

Neatness

Paper is neatly written or typed with all areas of the recipe clearly labeled.

Paper is neatly written or typed with 1 or 2 areas of the recipe labeled incorreclty or not labeled at all.

The recipe is generally readable, but the reader may have a hard time deciding where one part of the recipe ends and another begins.

The recipe is hard to read and understand with no labels present.

 

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Conclusion

I love to teach ESL from a multicultural approach. All the cultures can feel embraced when students are able to show their culture, in this case, by diving into the culinary scene of different destination through a food festival. 

Students for this lesson are able to learn about countable and uncountable nouns, basic cooking measurement words, cooking verbs, and about different cultures and food around the world. 

Hopefully at the end of this lesson we all become master chefs! 

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