Five-Ingredient Recipe
Place of Learning: 
Distance Learning
Indoor Classroom
Kitchen Classroom
Duration: 
30 Min
Grade Level: 
6 – 8
9 – 12
Contributor

The Edible Schoolyard Project
Berkeley, CA

Summary: 
Sometimes the best recipes begin with the ingredients you happen to have in your house. Along with some essential tips, and, if you need it, help from a friend, you can create and discover new recipes all on your own! This lesson will show you how to take five ingredients and build a list of flexible recipes you could make with them.
Student Learning Goals & Objectives: 
  • Research recipes and consider flavor combinations.
  • Further their understanding of the difference between precise recipes and flexible recipes.
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Teaching Notes: 
  • If students are completing this lesson as part of the kitchen curriculum, Cooking with Curiosity: Challenging Perfection with Reflection this lesson is 4.1, the first lesson of Unit 4.
  • This activity supports students in practicingcreating: undertaking projects that have tangible results in the kitchen.
  • This activity encourages students to feel that cooking is more accessible.
  • This lesson emphasizes using flexible recipes. It will be helpful for students to understand how to read a recipe to find recipes. See our How to Read a Recipe lesson as a pre-lesson or lesson extension.
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