Boyceville sixth graders give a “Taste of the Hemispheres”

BOYCEVILLE – More than 200 people attended the annual sixth grade “Taste of the Hemispheres” event at Boyceville’s Tiffany Creek Elementary on Tuesday afternoon, May 14.

Each year, TCE sixth graders pair up and are responsible for researching a country’s geography, government, historical and current events, common and famous people, work, interests, arts and activities, and tourist attractions. With the information, they create a Power Point presentation, a one-week travel diary, and a 3-D model of a tourist attraction. There were 23 countries represented at this year’s event.

At the Taste of the Hemispheres presentation, students dressed in traditional clothing, provided a display of items and books, and provided samples of food authentic to their countries.

The dishes included Belgian waffles, Brazilian lemonade, baked apples from Bulgaria, Canadian maple cookies, black beans and rice from Costa Rica, Chinese chicken fried rice, coconut chicken from Cuba, Irish potato cookies, French Napoleons, German spezi and chocolate pie, Italian minestrone soup, Lithuanian cottage cheese cake, Norwegian lefse, Mexican enchiladas, Russian cookies and spice tea, Romanian red velvet cake balls, Greek lemon chicken soup, Malagasy cake from Madagascar, Egyptian cookies, Scottish butterscotch pudding, Spanish cream puffs, and magenbrot from Switzerland.

Students also displayed maps, flags, and banners.