Science meets Foods class with the introduction of Molecular Gastronomy to the Foods and Nutrition Class. Below is the first egg that 'everyone' in the class could eat. Instead of being laid by a chicken, it actually was made out of mango, yoghurt, sugar and a couple science compounds. The other picture was a few lime juice balls that didn't completely form. I guess back to the drawing board with that one for next year.
Over the past week, students had to research a country/region that they were not familiar with and pick out some common recipes from the foreign land. There were many interesting foods prepared and even some I had never tried before, The students also had to research customs/festivals of that country and what types of food are typically grown in that region. Overall,it was a success with students tasting foods that they have never tried let alone make. A great experience for these young chefs! Try to guess the countries and food selections below.
Dave McCallum is a Foods Studies teachers at Semiahmoo Secondary in Surrey, British Columbia