Students researched different types of street food from around the world, then they had a chance to make them. Some chose sweet while others chose savory dishes. The results were foods from Bangladesh to Vancouver. Enjoy!
What does $3.00 get you today? Not much! However, the foods classes had up to $3.00 each to make a dish. After careful calculations from examining unit prices at supermarkets, they produced the following. Some cheap skates even made their dish for under $1.00. There are no steaks here but some decent dishes.
"Mr. McCallum....can we make butter chicken?" Usually got the response of NO! from me followed by the " do you know how much fat is in...blah blah blah." Well I met the students half way and found a low fat butter chicken recipe. The result was definitely not butter chicken but it did get an approval rate of 8 out of 10. What I enjoyed best is how the students figured out that by adding more yoghurt or water, they could make it creamier or more liquidy. The paneer groups realized quickly that they needed a lot more liquids as the recipe was relying on the fluids from the chicken being released. The result were a lot of different looking and tasting recipes.
Students walked into class with a secret ingredient hidden underneath their bowls. They were then given the rules including a 60 minute time limit and then the competition started. Upon lifting their bowl, they saw potatoes and quickly they went to the IPADS for what they could make with this stubborn vegetable. Unfortunately for them, they also found out that Mr. McCallum's kitchen was not nearly as stocked as what they have on the real iron chef. Thus, the constant "Chef, do you have ____?" was responsed with a no. However, they persevered and here is the results...
Dave McCallum is a Foods Studies teachers at Semiahmoo Secondary in Surrey, British Columbia