Head to the kitchen and practice flipping. REMEMBER: To flip food in a pan, you want to push the pan away from you to get the food moving, and then yank it back with a gentle toss. You should expect to make a bit of a mess when you are starting out. Remember to clean up and keep practicing!
How'd it go? Go to someone in your house and demonstrate what you learned. How long do you think you will have to practice to master the food flip?
Want to explore further? Below are some ways you can practice flipping and share what you learn with others.
- What else can you flip? Think about other foods that can be flipped. Write them down and practice filling those foods.
- Saute and Flip. Did you know that flipping food is an important technique when you saute food? Perfect your filling skills while sauteing. Use our saute visual for information on how to saute.
- Share a video of your flipping food skills. Once you feel confident in your flip, record a video, and share it with your teacher and family members.
We would love to see your videos and post them on our social media platforms! If you would like to share your videos with us, please ask permission from a parent or guardian. Tell them to fill out our Media Release Form. Send the signed form along with your video to Edible Schoolyard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Edible Schoolyard Project (2020 April, 23). Flipping Food Demonstration. [Video]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho6fnWjNY_4&feature=youtu.be
Notes for Teachers/Parents
- Supports students in practicing reflection
- Asks students to utilize tools in the kitchen
- Reaches our student outcomes of: Students feel that cooking and gardening is more accessible.
The student notes section of this document details ways to engage further. One of the prompts suggests students share a video with us of them flipping food. That section requests that students get permission and that parents fill out a media release form.
Authored by Nick Lee