Students from Clinton High School’s food class recently enjoyed a visit from Missie Reed, a culinary speciaist from The Art Institute of Raleigh Durham.
During the visit, Reed cooked Spam musubi, a popular snack in Hawaii made with grilled Spam on top of a block of rice, wrapped together with seaweed. The state consumes more Spam than any other in the United States. The popularity began during World War II when soldiers were served the meat, which didn’t require a lot of refrigeration. It’s also costly to import other meats.
Devon Spencer and Larusha Venable were some of the students who enjoyed the presentation from Reed which included lessons about photography in food presentation.
“I think it was a good expereince,” Devon said.
Larusha felt the same way.
“I’m glad we got to try new things,” Larusha said about giving the Hawaiian snack a try.
Throughout the year, students from Tracy Hatcher’s class learned about opportunities in the food industy and other related fields. The school operates Family Career Community Leaders of America and Family and Consumer Sciences programs. Some of the lessons include nutrition, parenting and food preparation.
“I love to give students the opportunity to see things they’ve never seen before,” Hatcher said. “I tell them that everyday should be a day of doing something new. If they would activiely get involved in learning something, then it’s a lifelong application.”
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