|My precious baguettes!|
Food has been a big part of my volunteer service. Goal two of Peace Corps is to teach the peoples of the country in which we serve about America and it’s culture. Nobody wants a history lesson or a geopolitical conversation. Everyone wants to eat. So I’ve shared my passion for cooking with my friends in China and Thailand.
One of my favorite projects in China was my weekly cooking club with my students. I would invite a class of 30 over to cook and eat at my apartment. I would make a dish ahead of time, and they would (working in groups) all either make a dish or buy takeout to share. It was always a ton of fun! Students loved sharing their family recipes with me, and they loved helping me finish my dish. I tried to make them as interactive as possible so many students could help. Pumpkin raviolis, make your own pizzas, taco bar. It was a blast!
|Cooking Club: China Spring 2012|
|Teaching Yai to make tortillas...|
|Host mom nomming out on her pie!|
|BBQ feast with Jie, my China counterpart, and her husband.|
|Food, food, food! I love food!|