” Children Learn More From What You Are, Than What You Teach”- W.E.B Dubois
The carefree helter skelter of those little feet and the innocent smiles carefully carved on those faces, had all of us slip slowly into the bygone days of us as children ourselves.
About Stonehill International School :
They are a co-educational day and boarding school located in the lush Indian countryside north of Bangalore, near the International Airport. They are fully accredited by CIS/NEASC and the Australian Boarding Schools Association, and serve students from age 3 through secondary school.
The new, state-of-the art campus covers 34 acres and includes extensive sports fields and facilities, a swimming pool, an equestrian centre, three boarding houses, two libraries, and a cafeteria.
About Annual Food Fair :
I, was invited to experience Stonehill International School’s Annual Food Fair. The Food Fair, is an annual ritual, which recognises, embraces & celebrates the vast geographical diversity that is prevalent in the school’s students.
Every year, parents come together to put forward home cooked food, which is a representation of their country. They put up stalls and create a fair feel, to it. You are welcomed to experience so many dishes, all under one roof.
They also had a great entertainment quotient going on, with a display of the art by students, live music, games & cultural show.
What I Savoured :
With about 16 countries participating at the Food Fair, it really was a difficult choice to just chose a few dishes to gorge on. Every dish, looked delicious & every parent was enthusiastic. Here is my food walk :
- Mini Cheese Pies from Brazil : These were just nothing short of amazing. The delectable, feta and egg made this such a delight. One of my favourites.
- Chocolate fudge truffles from Brazil : Just so gooey and delectable, they were light on the palate as well.
- Japchae from Korea : Thin glass noodles, stir fried with soy sauce & sesame oil and tossed with veggies. Just so comforting!
- Zucchini & Carrot Quiche from France: Oh lord! This was just out of the world. The soft crumbly crust & the zucchini & cheese topping, just so filling!
- Cinnabons from Sweden : Soft, melt in the mouth and nothing like you’d ever find anywhere here.
- German Bundt Cake : Filled with flavours, I would love to get my hands on this again.
- Raspberry Pop Tarts from Denmark : This was, just what I needed after the little food escapade that I had. Crumbly, soft & that acidic punch made this complete my meal.
Here are a few masterpieces made by the students, on display:
Verdict: The Food Fair, was just the perfect experience to sample & try a lot dishes that you do get in Bangalore, but are never as authentic as they are supposed to be.