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Students celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with authentic cuisine

Filed in BCHS, Student Spotlight by on October 15, 2019

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The BCHS Chapter of the Spanish Honor Society recently hosted a Guacamole Challenge, asking students to form teams and submit their own creative take on one of the most popular dishes featuring the fruit that is known in Mexico as aguacate, or avocado.

Avocados have been around for centuries — discovered by Aztecs and Mayans in ancient times. They are a fundamental part of Central and South American cuisine and are a favorite in the United States. Guacamole is most often made using a chunky mixture of ripe avocado, chopped tomato, diced onion and seasonings.

Eight teams used their own combinations of unique flavors that were sampled and ranked by two lucky judges. The winning team of seniors Avi Patel and Jason Wu were named Guac-a-Champs and received a gift card to Chipotle. Their recipe’s secret ingredient? Curry.

All teams took home a certificate. Gracias to all who made the Guac-a-Champs Challenge a fun afterschool event for all.