Cooking With Curiosity: Unit 3
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The Edible Schoolyard Project
Berkeley, CA

Summary: 

The Cooking with Curiosity curriculum is written for both distance and in person learning. It is designed to introduce students to cooking skills while building reflection practices so that they can cook confidently on their own terms. This 16-week distance learning curriculum equips students with the tools to grow their confidence, abilities, and investment in the kitchen while helping them to investigate their personal connections to foods and cooking. We provide skills videos and choice-based recipes to build students’ kitchen skills and integrate reflective practices throughout the learning process.

This unit introduces students to more basic kitchen skills, such as sauteeing vegetables and basic baking methods. Students practice preparing recipes that include using the stovetop and oven. The primary focus of the unit is to develop kitchen skills and practice using reflection activities to debrief their cooking experiences.

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No. Lesson Location Grade Key Concepts
1 How To: Flip Food Distance Learning, Kitchen Classroom 3 – 5, 6 – 8, 9 – 12 Flipping Food, Reflective Thinking
2 Create Your Own: Sauteed Organic Vegetables Distance Learning, Kitchen Classroom 6 – 8, 9 – 12 Sautéing
3 How To: Whisk and Emulsify Distance Learning, Kitchen Classroom 3 – 5, 6 – 8, 9 – 12 Whisking, Emulsifying
4 Create Your Own: Any Organic Greens Pesto Distance Learning, Kitchen Classroom 6 – 8, 9 – 12 Utilizing a Flexible Recipe
5 Sharing What You Made Distance Learning, Kitchen Classroom 6 – 8, 9 – 12 Collaborative Discussion, Reflective Thinking
6 How To: Cut Vegetables (Review) Distance Learning, Kitchen Classroom 6 – 8, 9 – 12 Knife Skills
7 Create Your Own: Grain Bowl Recipe Distance Learning, Kitchen Classroom 6 – 8, 9 – 12 Utilizing a Flexible Recipe, Cooking Seasonally
8 Interview an Elder Distance Learning, Kitchen Classroom 3 – 5, 6 – 8, 9 – 12, Whole Family Storytelling, Intergenerational Learning, Reflective Thinking
9 How To: Basic Baking Methods Distance Learning, Kitchen Classroom 3 – 5, 6 – 8, 9 – 12 Measuring, Baking Techniques
10 Create Your Own: Seasonal, Organic Fruit Muffin Distance Learning, Kitchen Classroom 6 – 8, 9 – 12 Measuring, Baking Techniques, Utilizing a Flexible Recipe
11 Decorate a Recipe Distance Learning, Kitchen Classroom 3 – 5, 6 – 8, 9 – 12, Whole Family Recording Recipes
12 Sharing What You Made Distance Learning, Kitchen Classroom 6 – 8, 9 – 12 Collaborative Discussion, Reflective Thinking