Albany High, Dutch students share a meal

Two boys and a girl mix ingredients in the Abrookin kitchen

High-school students from Albany’s sister city – Nijmegen, Netherlands – on Friday prepared then shared a meal with culinary students at Albany High Schools’s Abrookin Career and Technical Center.

The 32 Dutch students also shadowed with Albany High student volunteers and took part in a physical education class. Their visit to Albany High capped a week of activities in Albany.

Chef Lisa Valentine and the group of Albany and Nijmegen students (Albany High students are wearing chef hats) prepared a meal of savory bacon and cheese pancakes, vegetable soup with meatballs, Dutch butter cake, snickerdoodle cookies and chocolate chip cookies. Then they ate their creations!

The relationship between Nijmegen and Albany dates back to a humanitarian relief package Albany sent to the war-torn city in 1947. Nijmegen returned the favor with a shipment of tulip bulbs that were planted in Washington Park, and the annual Albany Tulip Festival was born. Learn more about the partnership between the two cities here:s here.

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