Un vídeo imprescindible sobre la dieta mediterránea protagonizado por el alumnado de 3ºB. Cocinado y emplatado por su profesor de Lengua, Manuel López.



Here’s  a list of funny, weird or incredible facts related to eating, drinking, or food in general in the English-speaking world. They have been compìled by our students from 3º E.S.O. “A”. Some of these facts might make you smile – others are unbelievable. Read on and enjoy:

  • Pimm’s is a very popular drink in London. Its ingredients are gin mixed with lemonade, fruit and mint. Pimm’s was created in 1823 by James Pimm to put it in the oysters that he sold in his restaurant.

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  • In England, the people meet to drink and eat something, and at the same time they also meet to talk in public houses or pubs. In England there are 60000 pubs.


  • In India, the people eat with their right hand. You shouldn’t eat with your left hand because it’s a bad manner in this country. If you eat with your left hand, you’ll be a messy person.
  • Since 2005, the South African people have celebrated the National Braai Day on 24 of September. On this day each guest brings some food to the Braai and then they make it together in the barbecue


  • In the U.S.A, if you drink alcoholic beverages, you have to be 21 years old, because they are forbidden for younger people.


  • In Britain, one typical drink is tea. Tea is an infusion. British people have a tea moment in the day. All British people together consume around 165,000,000 cups of tea in only one day. In one year, a British person takes more or less 2.5 kilograms of tea.


  • There is a typically Australian hamburger. It is made of kangaroo meat. Will you try it?


A lot of American people are very fat because they eat a lot of food with saturated fats, for example hot dogs, hamburger… etc, they like Italian food like pizza too

  • Tim Tams is a very popular Australian dish. They are biscuits. They’re made of two layers of chocolate- melted biscuit with a light layer of chocolate between them.


  • Poutine is one of the most popular dishes in Canada. The recipe is quite simple: a layer of french fries covered in gravy and cheese curds. The dish is otiginally from Quebec, but it is quite common in the rest of the country and also across the border.


  • Colcannon is a traditional dish in Ireland. It is made of potatoes and cabbage. Other ingredients include milk, butter and seasoning


  • Kinnie is a typical Maltese soft drink. It looks like coca-cola, but it is actually quite different. It is made of bitter oranges plus a mixture of spices and herbs. It has a bitter taste.


  • Curry is a typical food in India. There are two villages in the UK that pay tribute to that foood. They are called North Curry and West Curry.


  • The hamburger is one of the most famous dishes in the USA. Sometimes cookers add feathers of duck to the dough for a better flexibility.
  • Wine is very typical in some countries. In 2007, an ice-cream shop created the first wine ice-cream in New York.


  • Beer is one of most popular drinks in the USA. There is a beer of camel that is made of camel excrements.


  • One typical food of Ghana is the ”fufú”. In Ghana, there used to be lots of slaves inside the prison.  When they needed food they said ”food, food” and the security officer gave them one plate of crushed banana. And today this plate of food has the name of fufú because of the pronunciation.
  • Guiness is a popular beer in Ireland, but about 40% of this beer is made in Africa.
  • In Canada we can eat moose snout. That is the snout boiled in onion, garlic, vinegar and a lot of species.



Mayonnaise is a thick, white creamy

sauce often used as a condiment. It is

composed by eggs, oil, and a small

amount of vinegar if you want.

The mayonnaise is used with meat, fish, seafood and vegetables, as well as prepared food, for example: salads, hamburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, pasta, chips, etc.

When on April 18, 1756 the Marshall Richelieu and his relatives attacked San’s Philip Fort of Brick and they invaded the island, they could try the sauce all-y-oli with great surprise, and it is said that in the banquet to celebrate the victory there was served a similar, renowned sauce mahonnaise (of Mahón), to celebrate the victory of the duke on the British in the port of Brick in Menorca.

Moreover, mayonnaise is used in many countries like, Chile, Japan, Russia, China… It is an useful sauce for a variety of food.

So, If you haven’t tried it, I invite you to do It because It is unique .

Belén Sánchez 3B

The history of the Hamburger


The hamburger most likely first appeared in the XIX century. Americans contend for being the first to combine two slices of bread and a steak of minced beef and sell it. The word comes from the city of Hamburg, in Germany, they were the Germans who introduced the hamburger shops named White Castle which were founded in Wichita in 1921 by the cook Walter Anderson. It isn’t known who invented the hamburger with certainty since many cooks claim having originated it. A hamburger is a sandwich consisting of one or more cooked patties of ground meat. Hamburgers are often served with lettuce, tomato, cheese, and condiment such as mustard, mayonnaise and ketchup.

by Lidia Sotillo and Victoria Sepúlveda – 3B


Students of 3ESO -A have built a solar cooking to demostrate that solar energy is the future of renewable energy.
A solar oven is an appliance which uses heat from sunlight to cook food. It eliminates the need for fuel or electricity for the purpose of cooking. Our solar ovens are available in several sizes.

Advantages of Solar Cookers or Solar Oven.
The biggest advantage of solar cookers is their eco-friendliness. By using a solar cooker, you can let go of your dependence on gas or electricity. You can maintain better air quality indoors and reduce the amount of carbon monoxide emissions. You can also enjoy cooler temperatures indoors and conserve more fuel by reducing the need for air conditioning.

In the video students explain the advantages of cooking with a solar oven.

Students 3ºESO-B have done a good job building a solar oven.

Advantages and benefits of solar cooking. 

  • First of all you may have realized that the energy from the sun is free.
  • Second it uses none of our limited natural resources that are currently being used for other energy applications in our modern world… It is good for our environment.
  • Third it can be a more healthy way of preparing our foods for consumption as opposed to gas, smoky open fire, microwave etc. because it uses the natural power of the sun’s energy.
    And, best of all, it preserves more of the natural nutrients of the foods by cooking at slower and lower temperatures.
  • Since solar ovens are used outdoors, unwanted heat will not cause temperature rises indoors as with conventional stoves, saving even more energy.
  • It can also be a very enjoyable hobby or pastime, especially for those who love to cook.
  • Being able to solar cook is a great advantage in times of trouble and disasters.


One of my favourite culinary websites is A fuego lento. I have used it for three months. I use it when I don’t know what I can cook.

The best advantage of A fuego lento is that there are a lot of recipes. In addition, there are articles with advice from some of the most successful cooks around the world. Moreover, you can buy things to cook. I have just bought a spatula.

However, it also has disadvantages. For example, the objects that you can buy are very expensive. In addition, you can only buy using a credit card. Moreover, it hasn’t got videos so you can’t watch a professional cook cooking.

A fuego lento is a very good culinary website because it has got a lot of recipes, but there aren’t videos of people cooking.

By Pedro Carmona Sierra (3º E.S.O. A)


This blog is about gastronomy. But it is not written by professionals. What you will find here is a number of works done by 3º E.S.O. (14 – 15 years old) students from the bilingual program at I.E.S. Antonio Gala, in Palma del Río, Spain. The works will be written in English, French or Spanish, and they will deal with topics they’ll be learning about in different subjects, including Biology, Technologies, Physics and Chemistry, together with works they’ll do for the linguistic subjects. So expect works dealing with chemical processes, use of energy, carbon footprint, cultural issues, etc.

That is all. We hope you like the blog. In case you want to know more about it, you can contact our school (