Crème de la crème

May 15, 2019 | Things got heated in Ms. Rommens' class as Alan presented on the anthropology of crème brûlée.

Form VII Social and Cultural Anthropology students got cracking this morning as they began their presentations about the anthropology of food. Alan began the class by serving up some of his homemade crème brûlée and discussing the history and cultural symbolism of the traditionally upper-class dessert. Mélissa followed with her own presentation about French Canadian sugar pies. After the presentations, Ms. Rommens guided the class in a conversation about the social environments with which these two desserts are associated. While the discussion touched on colonialism, identity, and social relations, it invariably came back to how delicious the food was. As the class polished off the last pieces of pie, Valeriia chimed in saying "this is the best thing I've done in high school so far!" We're sure her fellow sweet-toothed classmates would have to agree!

Bishop's College School is an independent English-language boarding and day school for grades 7 to 12 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.