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Santa Barbara Potluck – ELC Santa Barbara October 12th, 2013

Attention Chefs:

Grab your aprons and bring your appetite because ELC Santa Barbara is starting a new tradition: potlucks!


A potluck is a gathering of people where each person prepares a delicious dish and shares it with the group. The only requirement for our potluck was that the dish had to be international! Preferably a dish that represented each student, staff member, and teacher’s respective background.

Our skillful students prepared delicious dishes from all around the world. Our palettes traveled from Saudi Arabia to Japan to Brazil and more.

First, we made a toast with what our students called “Saudi Wine,” a refreshing non-alcoholic drink made with cherry syrup.


Our menu consisted of the following:

We began our classy main course with teacher Melissa’s Brazilian black bean soup.


Turkish dolma, or grape leaves stuffed with rice, pine nuts, and herbs made by staff member, Jasmine.


Ikuko prepared her favorite food for the potluck. Tamagoyaki is a sweet Japanese omelet that was cut into small, yummy bite size pieces.


Noef prepared from scratch a dip called baba ganoush. It is a vegetarian dip made with roasted eggplants, lemon, tahini sauce and garlic.


And now, for dessert!

Luqaimaat al Qadi, or Arabic style donuts paired with delicious tea (of course) made by student, Hana.


Vinicius and Fernanda thoughtfully made some delicious brigadeiro. Brigadeiro is a Brazilian bon-bon that is chewy, chocolaty and delicious!


Stephanie made rice crispy treats – a simple yet very tasty American snack!


Our chefs enjoying their feast


Until next time,

Guten Appetit!  Bon Appetit! Bom Apetite! Afiyet Olsun!  Noosh-e Jan! Sikh Faahn! 

Enjoy your meal!