Thursday, March 5, 2009

Culinary Students Bring a Taste of Alaska to Huntington Beach High School Students

This winter, Huntington Beach Unified High School students read the book, The Kids from Nowhere about a man who begins teaching the children of the Yu’pik village and the students’ academic advancement. In a special presentation at Huntington Beach High School this morning, the author, George Guthridge and one of his original pupils, Merle, spoke to the students about life in the Yu’pik village and the experiences described in the book.

To bring the book to life, culinary students brought students a taste of Yu’pik ice cream. The original recipe eaten by people of the village called for seal or caribou fat and salmon berries. The modern version served by the students used shortening for the fat and was sweetened with cranberries, blueberries and plenty of sugar.

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