Sprouting Cooks: Kids Workshop
Back by popular demand!
Fall dates for Sprouting Cooks: Kids Workshop
All classes are free of charge, but you must register on Eventbrite, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sprouting-cooks-kids-workshop-series-tickets-48217800740. Space is limited. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you sign-up for the ENTIRE SERIES of classes rather than selecting individual classes!
First Class: Taste Weird Things (September 20)
Provides the foundation for the rest of the course. Many young eaters have a difficult time recognizing certain flavors, especially sour and bitter. This first activity teaches participants to distinguish between different flavors by isolating them into the five basic tastes – sweet, salty, bitter, sour and umami.
Second Class: Poetry of the Senses (September 27)
In this class, participants will learn to describe herbs using their senses and create a poem. A basic introduction to herbs and their function followed by an activity in which the young leaners will have to describe the scent of the plant, the texture and the flavor using all of their senses. Using this information, they will create a poem to combine sensory input and creative output.
Third Class: Flavor Changer (October 4)
A central skill to cooking and enjoying healthy foods is to know how to manipulate the flavor of any dish. Participants will add flavors to dishes in order to discover how different tastes go together, balance each other, and work together. They will also learn how to change a food they may not like into one they prefer.
Fourth Class: Field Trip to the Peoples Garden (October 11)
Fifth Class: Vary your Veggies (October 18)
Cooking vegetables can change the taste and texture, which can make it more appealing to young taste buds. In this class, participants will learn various cooking techniques to create a mixed vegetable salad. They will also learn the different tastes, smells and health benefits of raw vegetables vs cooked vegetables.
Sixth Class: Pulling it all Together (October 25)
This workshop will pull all of the skills learned over the course of the class, where students will make a complex recipe.