As snack time approached, all of the groups from different countries set about preparing healthy snacks from our countries.
The duty was to bring recipes from their different countries to be made in the school.
We did it in the home economics class, and what every country did was:
Team Spain / Catalan: The Spanish team originate from a culinary section of their school, and lead by Carlos Porta, they set the bar incredibly high. Andrei and Irene made gazpacho soup from fresh ingredients: It included tomatoes, cucumber, pepper, onions, almonds, vinegar, parsley, olive oil and bread – elements of food at the heart of the Mediterranean diet
Team England: Using only oats, walnuts and banana, Kai and Evie made healthy oatmeal cookies without using any sugars
Team France: Usingpatésand specialities from different regions, the French teams created some sweet and savoury toasts on healthy breads – using a mixture of milk and jam combined as well as chestnuts and milk as a kind of sugary spread.
Team Romania: The students and staff created a variety of snacks eaten in Romania: Zacusca– tomatoes, onions, peppers and aubergine, untura, pate and spreadable cheese with avocado salad
Team Finland : Our hosts created unleavened bread rolls – which was a variation of a sandwich, using ham with butter or cream cheese and some salads. They also made a berry stripe – using berries mashed into a liquid, combined with a vanilla sauce made with vanilla, curd, sugar and bran.When all of the snacks were assembled, students and staff set about trying the different.