Cooking class in schools

Mary Berry

Mary Berry’s view on how the traditional cooking is no longer taught in schools, helps to see what is really happening in the world. Schools no longer teach the real feeling behind cooking. Students must feel the joy of cooking as when having the skills and knowledge of cooking, they’re set for life. Each one can add a special touch or creativity to make many recipes become more original and tasteful.

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Unfortunately, nowadays, people think that cooking is the original source for different diseases; mainly diabetes, obesity and cholesterol problems. In a certain way it is true. “347 million people worldwide have diabetes.” (WHO, 2013). “More than 40 million children under the age of five were overweight in 2011.”(WHO, 2013). If the rate is still increasing over time, WHO “projects that diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death in 2030”. If students are not taught how to cook properly, how will they feed properly their own children? This therefore makes the new generation sick. The curriculum needs to bring fun and easy-to-teach cooking skills in schools, inciting and inspiring both teachers and students to cook. In September 2014 in the UK, “Cookery lessons are to become a compulsory part of the school curriculum for the first time after pressure from leading chefs and health campaigners.” (Ensor, 2013). Children from eight will be taught about the basic skills for cooking as well as what is a balanced meal.  This will then be followed with a higher level at secondary schools where students will learn more about cooking techniques and baking. This is a good step for the new generation to know what is cooking as years on years, children will no longer know about cooking. The only words that come out of their mouth are fast foods, restaurants, hotdog, burgers and so on. If students are not at ease with cooking and feel that they will not gain anything from the courses, mums in the world would suffer.

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In addition, making students really want to cook can bring families together. What is nicer than to see a whole family cooking together in the kitchen? It is not too late to react. We can make a better world.

A better and healthy world Recipe.

  • 500g of a better cooking education at school
  • 400g of happiness and determination while cooking
  • 300g of family cooking

Apply them all and serve.

You can find the article on http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/10375832/Mary-Berry-Blow-the-science-of-cooking-and-bring-back-common-sense.html

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 Reference List

Ensor, J. (2013). Cookery lessons back on the school menu. The Telegraph. Retrieved from       http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/9859474/Cookery-lessons-back-on-the-school-menu.html

Furness, H. (2013). Mary Berry: ‘Blow the science’ of cooking and bring back common sense. The Telegraph. Retrieved    from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/10375832/Mary-Berry-Blow-the-science-of-cooking-and-bring-back-common-sense.html

WHO. (2013). Diabetes. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs312/en/

WHO. (2013). Obesity and overweight. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs311/en/

Bio Products

Hello my sweet people. How is life going? Hope everything is ok. In today’s discussion, I will be talking about “bio”. Are you a fan of Bio? How many times have you been in a dilemma in a supermarket where there was a hesitation between bio products and regular ones? Just realize one thing: A regular product might be cheaper but it can have a high social and environmental cost. Did you know that an apple (outside an organic farm) may have 22 chemical treatments per year? So how is it related to our topic? Always make sure you choose the right ingredients. Choosing Bio vegetables and fruits is to ensure that they do not contain chemical pollutants, including pesticides, nitrate derivatives, food additives and residues of antibiotics that promote allergy and cancer. It is also to be sure that they are rich in rich in nutrients, fiber, antioxidants, protein, unsaturated fatty acids. Less gorged with water, they have a better nutritional quality and taste more. By eating organic, we especially want to minimize the presence or use of hazardous substances. If this movement is quite the trend, no need to be Eco activist to get started. The food has certainly been the starting point for this type of product. But today they are found in different areas of daily life: household products, cosmetics, and clothing. Because living organic is to be health conscious but also be ethics as well as to ensure an environmental friendly mode of production. We may need to spend a little more than conventional products because the cost of current products are very high. But does it worth to be a ‘consomm’actor’, if it is for the well being of the planet and future generations?

I will leave you on that question :). Feel free to express yourself.

XoXo

Graz

Success

“Success isn’t something you chase. It’s something you have to put forth the effort for constantly. Then maybe it’ll come when you least expect it.” ~ Michael Jordan.

Motivational quote from Michael Jordan

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It you want to be a good cook, effort and perseverance are the tools. Do not give up.  You cannot success without trying and failing at least once

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Arnaud’s Recipe ~ Steak grillé

Recette de Steak grillé

Ingredients

  • Steak de bœuf de 200gms
  • Epices spécial steak (coriandre, menthe, herbes de provence)

Salade :

  • Carotte
  • Oignon
  • Courgette
  • Mozzarella

Mariner le steak avec les épices et laisser reposer pendant 30 min. Dans une poêle ajouter un filet d’hile d’olive. Faire griller le steak sur chaque face pendant 6 min (Si vous voulez un steak plus cuit laisser le griller sur chaque face pendant 10 min)

Salade :

Râper les carottes, trancher la courgette en fines tranches. Couper la mozzarella fraiche en petit morceau. Mettre le tous dans un saladier. Ajouter de l’huile d’olive, sel, poivre, un peu de sucre et de la moutarde forte (d’après le gout  de chacun). Mélanger le tout et servir…

 

Bon appétit. 

Recipe from Arnaud 🙂