Our Portuguese class is cooking during this class session and Joao Bentes, a native of Portugal, is in the lead with some amazingly tasty, seafood recipes.  Cooking is an integral part of Penobscot School’s multi-sensory approach to language learning.  Students learn cooking vocabulary including ingredients, speak while cooking, and enjoy their creations over dinner.  The sounds and smells are all so wonderful and the company is even better!Portuguese3

On the menu for tonight are seafood pate, Bacalhau à Lagareiro, a traditional cod dish with clams and potatoes, and a wonderful mousse de chocolate.  Of course wine is part of the menu as Portugal has its share of regional wines.  This six-week class will be offered again in the near future as Joao is with us for two years!