Unidad 1 Etapa 2 ¿Qué prefieres?
¿Qué prefieres? you learned to comment on food, talk about the past, express what
activities you prefer, and to discuss fine art. Tasteel gustois related to both food
and the things that you find agreeable. A saying in Spanish goes, <<Para el gusto se hicieron los
colores>>. You could say as easily, <<Para el gusto se hicieron los sabores>>. What do
these sayings tell you about taste?
Spanish speakers have lived in the Midwest since the 1910s,
in states like Illinois and Minnesota. Sandra Cisneros, the author of La Casa en Mango Street, and one
of the most renowned writers of Spanish-speaking descent, sets her novel in Chicago. Explore the links
below to think more about your taste in food and art in the Chicago area. You might want to keep a notebook
nearby to jot down ideas as you think about the following questions:
- How do you know
you like something? Does it appeal to your senses or is it a taste that you learned with your family? Think
of an example of something you like because it appeals to your senses and something that you learned to like
with your family.
- What are some Spanish-speaking groups in the Chicago area?
- If you were an art gallery owner who had Spanish-speaking customers, what are some of the artists
you might show in your gallery?
- If you owned a restaurant in a Spanish-speaking neighborhood, what things might you offer on your
menu? Based on what you know, what price range would your restaurant have?
- If you owned a gallery or a restaurant, what things would you do to promote local artists?
Look at the notes from your Exploración. On your own
or in a small group, plan an event to benefit local Spanish-speaking artists. You are a restaurant owner who
will lend the space for a showing of the artists paintings, and will serve Mexican and Puerto Rican
foods, among other things. Decide what dishes you would serve, what artists you will show, and how much
you would have to charge per ticket to cover your expenses for food while having money left over for the
artists. Share your estimates with the class. Is there a ticket price that is most appealing for both the
restaurant owner and those attending the benefit? Why?