Posted by: Ginny Prior | January 30, 2012

Semester ends with world cuisine lunch and awards

He was a bold man who first ate an oyster. – Jonathan Swift.

Travel writers know how to celebrate the bounty of the land. We savor the taste and aroma of good food and drink. Our class wrapped up Jan Term with a world cuisine luncheon and awards ceremony, Friday. 

Here are just some of the final podcasts and videos being considered for the NPR radio show on “Moraga and Environs”, including the class winner on wine, produced by Tracy Vasquez:

Check out Tracy’s website at

Leticia Martinez focuses on fresh fruit and vegetables at the Moraga Farmer’s Market:

Maria Calderazzo ventures just east of Moraga to look at the emerging food and wine scene in Danville:

Chris Sambrano has a sweet angle for his radio/video vignette – a famous ice cream challenge:

Becca Metalon brings out the small town flavor of Moraga with its many fairs and festivals:

Check out Becca’s website at

Sam Fivey looks at the upcoming California Independent Film Festival in this radio podcast:

Kerolos Nakhla has a fascinating look at three Coptic Christian Orthodox churches in the East Bay:

Keegan Rohan covers the excitement of Gaels basketball in this podcast/video:

Ryan Meniketti takes a “spirited” look at Moraga with his haunted St. Mary’s podcast and video. He also wins best site design:

And speaking of spirits, Check out Alana Armstrong’s site at

Marielle Coyne captures the solitude on a hike to the cross:


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