TCMS students get treated to tastes of the world


PRUNTYTOWN—Students at Taylor County Middle School had the opportunity to learn about the Spanish culture in a tasty way.

Last week, Taylor County Middle School Spanish Teacher Blanca Skaggs treated her students to some authentic food from Mexico.

The students ate homemade quesadillas and punch, and also had the opportunity to try tamales.

A tamale is a traditional Mesoamerican dish, probably from modern-day Mexico, made of masa or dough, which is steamed in a corn husk or banana leaf. Tamales can be filled with meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, chilies or any preparation according to taste, and both the filling and the cooking liquid may be seasoned.

Seventh grade student Macy Johnson shared that the food was very good, and she enjoys learning about different cultures.

“My favorite dish today was the tamale,” she commented. “I also liked the homemade salsa too.”

Skaggs shared that she enjoys bringing food into the classroom to teach the students about the cultures.

“I think it’s important for them to learn about the different authentic dishes from the world,” she added.

After eating the savory dishes, the students had cookies for dessert.

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