Learning about Culture through Food
The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, was celebrated on 9/25 and 9/26, 2022.
During this holiday, sweet foods are eaten to signify a sweet New Year to come!
On the school days surrounding Rosh Hashanah, students had the opportunity to try apples and honey, a traditional food pairing eaten during Rosh Hashanah.
On Friday 10/21/22, all UCFSD cafeterias served Chana Masala an lemon rice to celebrate Diwali. The lemon rice recipe was given to food services by the Buddha family. Students were able to get the Chana Masala and lemon rice as their meal, or try it as a sample.
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Lunar New Year was celebrated on Jan 22, 2023. Students at our elementary and middle schools had the opportunity to try dumplings and learn about the significance of Lunar New Year. Dumplings are said to represent fortune and prosperity in the coming year. Thank you to the Wu family for recipe inspiration!
In April, students at our elementary schools had the opportunity to try dried dates, which are a symbolic food eaten throughout Ramadan and on Eid al Fitr. Dates are a highly spiritual food in the Islamic culture, and they are also nutritionally a great food to break a fast with which is why they are eaten daily throughout Ramadan.