… After our previous meeting I let Jacqueline and Mariana know that my mexican friends were having a party on friday the 15th. We were going to celebrate the” Independence day” by throwing a big party with food, tequila and many friends.
I arrived at the location of the party with a friend at around 3pm, and shortly after that, I received a message from the girls.
We were the first ones at the location, so I proceed to teach them some basic steps to cook Sopes, which are a Traditional mexican dish:
First, my friend and I taught them how to boil the chicken, and pull it apart, later on, I show them the base of the sope (My friend cooked them one day before the party), a small circle with crust (slightly thicker than a tortilla) made out of corn flour. I then show them how to fry the base of the sope and later on how to put the ingredients in order.
Later on, people started to arrived and it was time for the Mexican extravaganza; food, music and great people ready to party. TO BE CONTINUED…
Our first meeting with Sheli was in a restaurant. We decided to have a theoretical lesson dedicated to food. Hence, we chose McDonald. Sheli described some typical Spanish dishes including breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. She told me a difference between totopos and nachos which relates to the shape of them. Totopos are round whereas nachos are triangular. I got to know for example what molletes, arroz blanco, la sopa de fideo, las fajitas en taco and agua fresca are. I hope to have a chance to cook any of them with my tutor. What is more, we were also training some dialogues in a restaurant. I think this can be really useful and practical in the future. I believe that this lesson made me more aware of the fact that food is an indispensable element of Mexican culture. I have never before studied Mexican cuisine. It was totally new experience for me. I know it was only theory but I hope to taste them. We adhered to the preliminary plan. Food is a very common topic. Thanks to Sheli I gained some fundamental knowledge about Mexican cuisine. We studied it in a restaurant which was more convenient to adapt possible dialogues into practice.