Year 10 Back in Time for Dinner
Teacher in Charge: Miss K. Le Cren
In every era, the unfolding of history and cultures has been intimately tied to food. Civilisation itself began in the quest for food. This elective will offer students the opportunity to take a journey through time to investigate our cultures and others through their cuisine.
We will begin by exploring how the foods we know and love came to be. This will also involve understanding how cultures have adapted and changed the way they process and store food prior to modern conveniences. We will also experiment with traditional methods of preservation and fermentation.
Then we will move on to explore aspects of food in other places and times. Break bread with the Romans, eat macarons with Marie Antionette, unveil the power of chocolate to the Aztecs and eat dumplings like Ghengis Khan. You will choose an era to showcase a feast that you wish to share and participate in. Bon appetit!
Students will learn in context with expert guidance and through project based learning to explore cultures:
In groups research, plan and host a feast showcasing a place/culture, era and season.
As a final product, produce a cookbook showcasing the food.
Approximate Costs and Equipment/Stationery
Cost $20 for take home food prepared in class