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Volume 2, Issue 3 Fall 1998


Student Cookbook

Oral Skills 20

Brazilian Fish
Luiz Sergio Velanes—Brazil

1 whole fish
2 onions
14 lbs. salt
1 T butter
A few sprigs of herbs
Olive oil

Clean the fish. Put the onions inside the fish. Cover the fish with salt and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. While the fish is cooking, mix a sauce of olive oil, butter and herbs. After 1 hour and 15 minutes, remove the fish from the oven, break the salt, and skin the fish. Pour the sauce over the fish. Serve with rice and a glass of wine.


Fried Banana
Fabiola Baez—Colombia

1 banana
1 cup of oil
A pinch of salt

Cut the banana in pieces. Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the pieces of banana for 2 minutes. Take the banana out of the oil and mash them. Put the mashed banana back into the oil and fry until golden brown. Remove the banana from the oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve with ham or cheese.


Taiwan Chicken
Yi Ping Huang—Taiwan

1 teaspoon of sugar
1 pound of chicken
2 pinches of salt
Some tomato sauce
1 cup of water
3 teaspoons of vegetable oil

Put the meat into the oven and bake. Then add sugar and salt to the meat and stir. Add the tomato sauce and the water. Finally, cook it on medium heat for 3 minutes.


Fish Soup
Wu Yi Jane—Taiwan

1 whole fish
2 teaspoons of salt
of a ginger root, sliced

Wash and scale the fish. Fill a sauce pan z full of water and put it on a stove to boil. Add the fish, salt, and ginger. Let it boil for 15 to 20 minutes. Serve with soy sauce. It’s delicious!


Baked Plantains with Cheese
Maritza Ojeda—Venezuela

2 ripe plantains
grated cheese

Peel the plantains, cut each one in half, and cut each half lengthwise. Put the plantains in a glass oven dish and bake at 250-300 F for 15 to 20 minutes. Sprinkle the hot plantains with grated cheese. Serve with meat.


Ramen—Korean Ramen Noodles
Kim, Jiil—Korea

3 cups of water
1 package of ramen (contains a pouch of spices)
A few spring onions, chopped

Boil the water in a medium saucepan. Add the ramen noodles and the spices. After 5 minutes, add the onions. It’s ready to eat, and it tastes great!


Carlos Rodriguez—Venezuela

1 bag flour
A pinch of salt

Mix the salt into the flour. Add enough water to the flour to make a thick dough. Knead the dough thoroughly. Take a handful of dough and make a ball. Flatten the ball into a pancake or tortilla. You can cook it by grilling or frying.


Chicken with Mushrooms
Gustavo Gutierrez—Colombia

1 can creamed mushrooms
4 chicken legs
a bottle of wine

Put the chicken legs into the oven and bake for 20 minutes. While the chicken is cooking, heat the creamed mushrooms in a frying pan on medium. When the chicken is cooked and the mushrooms are hot, pour the mushrooms over the chicken legs and serve with wine.


Hsu Suyung—Taiwan

3 sticks of celery
2 cuttlefish
2 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoons of cooking oil
A pinch of salt
1 tablespoon of vinegar
1 tablespoon of soy sauce

Chop the garlic and cut the celery and cuttlefish. Put the cooking oil in a frying pan and heat on high. Add the garlic. Add the celery and cuttlefish and stir fry. Add the salt, soy sauce and vinegar and stir fry everything for about 5 minutes. Serve with rice.


Vegetable Souffl
Ludhiana Bertoncello—Brazil

3 cups of milk
3 eggs
2 cups of flour
5 carrots
1 broccoli
Salt to taste
1 teaspoon of baking soda

Steam the vegetables and set them aside. Break the eggs into a mixing bowl, add the flour, milk, and salt. Stir the mixture for 2 minutes. Add the baking soda. Cut the vegetables and add them to the batter. Put it in the oven and bake for 30 to 40 minutes. Serve with rice and chicken.


Special Omelet
Jose Arango—Colombia

3 eggs
1 tablespoon of cooking oil
A pinch of salt
A pinch of black pepper
3 slices of bacon
1 cup of cut corn
3 slices of mozzarella cheese

Cut the bacon and cheese in pieces. Break the eggs into a small bowl and beat them. Add the bacon, cheese, corn, salt and black pepper. Heat the oil in a frying pan, then pour the mixture into the pan. After several minutes, fold the omelet in half and cook for 5 more minutes. Serve with bread and coffee.


Rice with Chicken
Maria Vallejo—Ecuador

2 cups of rice
of a chicken
1 onion
1 tomato
1 pepper
A pinch of salt
1 tablespoon cooking oil
3 cups of water

Heat the oil in a frying pan. Chop the onion, tomato and pepper and put them in the frying pan with saffron. Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes. Boil the water in a large sauce pan and add the ingredients off the frying pan as well as the rice, chicken and salt. Cook for 20 minutes. It is eaten all by itself. WE have it every day at my house!


Katsunori Nakamura—Japan

1 fresh raw fish
2 tablespoons of soy sauce
1 teaspoon of wasabi (Japanese horseradish)

Skin and fillet the fish, and cut it into pieces. Put the soy sauce in a very small bowl and put the wasabi on the side. To eat, dip a piece of the raw fish in the soy sauce, put some wasabi on top and eat. Serve with miso soup and rice.


Kimchi-Jige (Kimchi Soup)
Jun Young An—Korea

2 cups of water
1 Chinese cabbage
A few mushrooms
Some pork chops
Several cloves of garlic
Some spring onions
2 teaspoons of sugar
2 teaspoons of salt

Put the kimchi, sugar, water and salt into a big mixing bowl and heat for 10 minutes. After that, add the cabbage, mushrooms, garlic, onions and pork chops and boil for 10 minutes. Serve in small bowls with rice.


Brazilian Grilled Chicken
Summerlee Theodoro—Brazil

1 whole chicken
1 pack of celery
1 cabbage
3 cloves of garlic
3 pinches of salt
1 lb. of potatoes

First, you chop the celery, cabbage and garlic. Put them in a saucepan. Peel the potato and add it, too. Add the chicken and stir on medium heat for 30 minutes. Serve with rice, black beans and French fries.

Thanksgiving Trip Planning

Interaction 41

Mohammed and Mehmet

Mehmet and Mohammed want to take a trip from Gainesville to New York. First of all, they will take road 75, then they will take raod 295N. After that, they will change their road from 295N to 95N. Next, when they will drive the car for 10 hours, they will take exit 37 to stop in a gas station and to buy cookies and sweets. Next, they will see one guy with a big mustache and escape from him. After that, they will stop in a restaurant to eat extra-cheeseburgers with Diet Coke. Then, they will keep going and they will visit Washington, DC to see President Clinton and ask him about the relationship with Monica Lewinsky and what he was doing with her. After that, they will go to see monuments and Congress. Next, they will continue their trip and they will arrive in New York City. After that, they will stay in a Sheraton Hotel for 1 week and they will see the Statue of Liberty.

Mariluci and Magali

We will go by plane from Orlando to Denver. Then, we will rent a car and to go Holiday Chalet—a Victorian hotel, where there is a gracious atmosphere. After we leave our baggage in our room, we will go to Barolo Grill to dinner with Italian food. After that, we will go to sleep.

The second day, we will go to the Denver Museum of Natural History, which is one of the largest natural history museums in the country. In the night, we will go to the Denver Performing Arts Complex, where we will see a Broadway production and ballet.

On the third day, we will go downtown, in the mall comprised of art galleries, gift shops, boutiques and varied specialty shops. We will spend all day there.

On the fourth day, we will explore the environs of Denver.

On the last day, in the morning, we will celebrate Oktoberfest with good food at four different restaurants. And after that, we will go to the hotel to arrange our baggage and then we will come back to Gainesville by plane.


Gainesville to Atlanta—Leave Wednesday noon and arrive at 6:00pm. Take I-75 North to Atlanta. Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott, phone (404) 659-2727.

Atlanta to Savannah—Take I-75 South and then take 16 East. Bed and Breakfast, Eliza Thompson House Inn, $89/night, phone (912) 236-3620

Fahd and Adi

Take I-10 westward. You stop in Texas in a hotel in Houston—Holiday Inn—and take a rest for 1 day. Take I-10 westward and stop in Arizona in Phoenix at a Holiday Inn. Take I-17 northward and when you see exit number 93, yo uturn to the right and you get to Las Vegas. In Las Vegas, you stay in the Hilton hotel and enjoy!

Beautiful Colombia

Liliana C. Calderon, R/W 30

My country is Colombia. It is a wonderful place in South America. Our language, Spanish, is the third most spoken language in the world. Flowers are the principal export product. Also, we have some of the best coffee in the world.

Colombia has excellent weather because we don’t have to wait for the seasons to change, in order to have different weather, and this condition is very important for agriculture and to preserve the beautiful landscape.

Another important thing about my country is the music. There are different kinds of music for dancing, such as salsa, merengue, vallenato, combia, joropo, and for listening there are boleros, baladas and new age.

You can find friendly people there and if you like dancing, animals and exotic plants, the place to visit is my country!

Grammar Rhymes

Grammar 30P, Summer 1998

Cecilia Fugo

Keys and kiss
Kiss and keys
His gentle touch
Is sure to please
But he has a key
To every girl’s bliss
He kills each one
With a single kiss

Paula Leo

"Going to" and "gonna"
When have I to use going to?
When have I to use gonna?
It doesn’t matter,
You can use going to
or, the same using gonna
"Be going to" and "will"
I have to go
You have too
But I don’t know
If I have to go with will
Or with be going to

Srgio Eigi Takano

The ship whistles Bummmm
The sheep bellows Beeee
A ship is more expensive than a sheep
But for the rich both are cheap.

Joselin Soto

Bird, beer, bear, beard
"I love your beautiful beard."
Your voice is as the song of a bird
Your feeling like the house of beer
You are strong like a big brown bear
But really I love your beautiful beard.

Sudaratana Ruchakom

Live, life, leave, alive
You live in my life
Never mind if you die
But you leave, I’m alive

Dionisio De La Cruz

At the market
We shall meet
And buy some food
Together phrase
A little wine
Some cheese and meat
We both will have
A dinner fair

Katherine Pinero

This is not the time to wander,
and this is not the time to cry,
but it is almost the time to say

Reality, reality is not what I mean
It is just the way, that is gotta be
The time does not exist
If you realize, you have to be an optomist
and be very nice

Rita Toral

The Life
The life is so wonderful
The best that is would
I really want to tell you
The life is so good.

Danielle Lacerda

What can I do?
Now I am alone in my bedroom
And I think of something to do
Then I take a piece of paper and some pens
Look at the window and at the moon
And I start to write all my pains
Yeah! I know! He will come back soon!
That is it!


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