By Tindall Sewell and Caroline Brown
María promised us the first day that she’d cook “operation bikini style,” and we’ve fallen in love with her food, except gazpacho! The clumpy, cold, vegetable soup has become a cuss word between Lina and I because we both hated it before arriving, but now it was somehow lost in translation that it’s our favorite. Even María’s mom claims that María’s gazpacho is the best around, so we gulp it down every lunch. She prepares wonderful fruits, vegetables, cheese, and of course bread to go with our main course of every meal! She’s also fascinated by how tall we are, so she feeds us twice as much food! One lunch, we had to try to find all the spines of the fish then spit them out, which is harder than you’d think! Before we realized tuna, tomatoes, and onions were components of every meal, we switched salad plates to help each other join the clean plate club when María walked out of the room. Luckily for us, María praises us for eating everything she puts on the plate, and most of it we normally love!