|Assembly||Clay Work ! Textiles ! Storytelling & Drama ! Music & Dance ! Cookery ! Drumming||Inset for Teachers|
(Cooking and eating habits)
“…is it lunch time yet? No! However, I
have been to the market and shops. I have some goodies.
Maybe you can have taste, a snack or even a drink. Ready to
try? Here……. what do you think?
Yummie or yukkie? Please tell me or write down what
you think. Are you making a shopping list for mum or dad,
brother or sister, friend or partner?... Mmmmh! Hang on!
Where can I get any of these tropical food stuffs?...”
Cookery sessions involve the
introduction of tropical foodstuffs to pupils, students and
participants. This in another activity linked with regional
geography. Customs and traditions from other cultures play a
role here. One of the key aims for such an activity is to
explore what people grow, eat and why. Important links are
made to cooking techniques, food nutrition and science
depending on durations and subject level of participants.
A basic activity is about identifying a
range of tropical crops, vegetables and fruit. These may be
fresh, canned or cooked. Pupils are encouraged to taste
examples like crisps or fruit juices. Sometimes, boiling and
frying selected items is done for tasting. Other occasions
allow for the cooking of a range of these foods making a
These days, a lot more food from the
tropical world is available not only from specialist shops
but in some of the bigger super markets. Popular amongst
these are fruits and fruit juices and spices. The past two
decades in particular has seen an increase in the variety
and the range of these foods. Travel, we believe has also
broadened the knowledge and tastes of an increasing number
This activity may help break down some of the general misconceptions about foods from other parts of the world.