On April 11, both the Spanish, Italian, and French clubs held an integrated food festival in the cafeteria where the students brought in food indicative of their individual ethnicities. Now, this festival doesn’t include take out/packaged foods, but home made and fresh treats like Fried Rice and Empanadas. With a vast turnout of people, came big sizes for the food. Pan after pan of food was placed on their pedestals for everyone to admire, with appetites ready to be filled.
Taking over the cafeteria, the Food Festival gave people a visit to all different parts of the world, almost Walt Disney World’s Epcot. The concept represented is traveling the world through food. Hills West Sophomore Jordan Brodsky explained his experience by saying, “I just brought marshmallow twists covered in chocolate. Basically we just got there and there was a full table of food from all different ethnicities. Like nachos, potato latkes, crumb cake and other stuff…..” Although Marshmallow Twists might not make the average someone think of another country, it has no flour in it, something a Jew must avoid eating during the time of celebrating Passover.
The Food Festival was a great way to celebrate culture from all around the world, and also fill the appetites of the many happy participants.