Student chefs start with Italy on trip around the food world

February 6, 2017  |  by Bonifas Arts Center
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Fifteen elementary school students are learning the art of cooking during a Bonifas Arts Center kids culinary series called "Around the World in 8 Days."

The country highlighted in the first session was Italy. 5th Grader Sophia Wagner worked with two students in her cooking group to make Bruschetta and spaghetti with homemade sauce.

"Right now, we just put the bread in the oven with butter on both sides and we are cooking up the sauce for the spaghetti," Wagner said.

The students diced tomatoes and smashed garlic gloves as they prepared the food. 5th grader Valerie Royer says she likes learning how to cook.

"I think it's really fun because we get to cook after school and then when we go home we can help our family, show them how to make it," said Royer.

The cooking classes run every other Wednesday through May at the Escanaba Upper Elementary school. Future classes will feature countries like Japan and Russia.

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