Modifying the Recipe
Welcome to Term 3 week 6 in Food Technology.
This week we have worked with our original Fried Rice recipe, creating modified versions to meet the likes and dislikes of the members of our groups as well as any dietary, cultural and religious requirements each member may have have. By doing this the students are gaining a better understanding about the diverse and rich makeup of our kura and how we can cater to each others needs when preparing a meal to share.
The meals were varied, interesting and reflective of the individuals in the groups. All the groups assured me that the new recipe was a huge improvement on the basic recipe they’d prepared the week before. We touched on the importance of nutrition again, minimising the addition of fat and salt in our new recipes and are also making connections between the learning in Food Technology and gaining evidence to support them to reach their next taumata.
Here are some pictures of life in Food Tech.
Please encourage your tamariki to share these skills they’re learning at school with you in the home. Involve them in the meal preparation, as they enjoy cooking and many of them are ‘budding’ chefs. Nga mihi nui,
Whaea Reitu Warren