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The McDermott Scholars Award covers all expenses of a superb four-year academic education at The University of Texas at Dallas, in concert with a diverse array of intensive extracurricular experiences, including internships, travel, and cultural enrichment.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Gastronomical extravaganza

Although Mexico is about learning the language and learning about the culture, it is also about the food. Everyday we would gather around the lunch table to taste the next delicacy that our Senora would lay down in front of us. Everything from mole (a type of spicy sauce made with chocolate, pronounced mole-eh) con pollo to flautas, milanesa to chile relleno luch time was truly a sampling of Mexican culture. Not only was food amazing but during these lunches was when we would learn about our Senora's take on Mexican culture and how it has changed throughout her 81 (now 82) years. Lunch time was a combination of our conversation, grammar, and history class all rolled into one. She really was a wealth of information, and a damn good cook too.

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