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El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Sahana Venkatesh made chocolate dipped strawberries and baked cupcakes for a friend on Valentines day. I did so to set her standards back for men, Venkatesh said.  

Photos courtesy of Sahana Venkatesh | Used with permission

Culinary Dream

Ayah Ali-Ahmad May 20, 2021
Alumnus share their educational pursuits in the food industry
The culinary world

The culinary world

Exploring the diverse aspects of the culinary world at MVHS
Favorite childhood dishes

Favorite childhood dishes

Brian Xu February 9, 2021
Community members share about revisiting recipes during quarantine
Photo by Annie Zhang

Homemade Hipster: On-the-go breakfasts

Annie Zhang and Ishaani Dayal September 24, 2020

ornings can be hectic and rushed with 8 a.m Zoom classes, but cooking a nutritious and appetizing breakfast doesn’t have to be a chore. With basic ingredients such as bananas and yogurt from your kitchen,...

One of the desserts junior Roma Ankolekar
baked was cookies. Photo by Roma Ankolekar

Quarantine chefs

Claire Wen May 23, 2020
Students take up cooking and baking during shelter in place
DIY: Apple fritters

DIY: Apple fritters

Sarah Young March 27, 2020
Easy to make apple fritters while staying in
A picture of the four marshmallow creations mentioned in the story: rice krispies, marshmallow pops, marshmallow men, and a marshmallow based face mask.

Mallow Makin’ : four marshmallow based creations

Stuti Upadhyay February 11, 2020

Marshmallows are a hallmark of winter — a soft and squishy delicacy that many enjoy, whether it’s marshmallows alone or with a classic treat like hot cocoa. Aside from these typical marshmallow uses,...

After about 15 minutes, the yakisoba is done and served in bowls, along with disposable chopsticks.

A taste from home: Japanese club prepares yakisoba for its members

Emily Xia and Zara Iqbal January 27, 2019

Water? “Hai, mizu.” Yes. A Japanese club officer balanced the bowl of water precariously as she handed it off to the other. Crackling and sizzling sounds filled the air, and the unique smell of...

Homemade Hipster: Foods for when youre sick

Homemade Hipster: Foods for when you’re sick

Ananya Bhat April 13, 2018

ome with a cold? Down with a sore throat? As allergy season approaches, you'll feel better with the rejuvenating effects of these easy-to-create foods and drinks. Check out these home recipes in the video...

Culinary Connections: The way cooking brings people together

Culinary Connections: The way cooking brings people together

Priya Reddy December 12, 2017

he clock ticks just loud enough so that assistant principal Andrew Goldenkranz can hear it, reminding him of his quickly approaching deadline. Eyeing his ingredients, he gets to work, whipping out bowls...

We are what we eat: Melting pot, the evolution of our food and ourselves

We are what we eat: Melting pot, the evolution of our food and ourselves

Alina Abidi March 9, 2016

t’s spaghetti and meatballs, almost. The pasta part is typical: a navy blue cardboard box emptied into a boiling pot of water. But the meat is something different, something special. It’s Singaporean...

Cupertino: Competition happens here

Cupertino: Competition happens here

Catherine November 25, 2013

Staff writers Kristin Chang and Neha Ramchandani stepped into Cupertino’s Farmer’s Market, which is hosted every Sunday morning in the Oaks Shopping Center, to compete against each other in a cooking...

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