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Cooking class enriches students

November 20, 2014
Kids cooking photo by Coqui the Chef via Flickr

Photo: Coqui the Chef via Flickr / Creative Commons

By Anokhi M.

Montclair Elementary has lots of awesome enrichment classes available after school. This semester, students can choose from tennis, soccer, guitar, ukulele, and many more!

These classes offer students an opportunity to learn from teachers with different and interesting backgrounds.

Lili Rollins, the cooking teacher, has been very active in the Bay Area food community, serving as the director of the cooking school Cook n’ Books in Danville, teaching cooking classes to elementary schools, working as a caterer, and representing cooking schools abroad. She even traveled around the country training instructors for the Air Force.

“I like to eat and the more I cook, the more I learn!” said Lili. She says that the elements of a good dish are flavor, texture, aroma, and a delicious look.

Lili mostly cooks recipes in her cooking classes that are related to the upcoming holiday. Her and her class’s favorites are special quesadillas (Cinco de Mayo) and hot pot cooking (Chinese New Year).
Lili says the class’s favorite recipe to make is monkey bread. This delicious sweet has dough, cream cheese, sugar, cinnamon, raisins, and pecans.

Thanks to all of the enrichment teachers for helping students learn new things!

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