How To: Whisk and Emulsify
60 Min

The Edible Schoolyard Project
Berkeley, CA

Can you picture a chef rapidly whisking a bowl of cream or emulsifying a salad dressing? It is a common image that showcases skill and technical ability in the kitchen. With a little practice, you can learn to whisk just like a professional chef. This lesson will introduce you to whisking and help you practice your technique!
Student Learning Goals & Objectives: 
  • Understand and practice the basics of whisking and emulsifying.
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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 3.3, the third lesson of Unit 3.
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