Tasting Week 2014

Tasting Week is an annual event for Bay Area middle schools. It’s about:

  • Education of children’s sense of taste and appreciation of flavors
  • Transparency and educational information on products, their origin, their mode of production
  • Transmission of skills
  • Encourage behavior around food consumption as part of a healthier lifestyle .

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This year I was paired with Palo Verde Elementary in Palo Alto. We taught the 1st and 5th graders Snack Attack!

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Then went on to make kid-approved Kitchen Sink Lettuce Wraps (aka Asian Lettuce Cups with Almond Butter Coconut Drizzle. The goal is to make snacks out of vegetables.

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This was all that was left after class. Some of the students asked for “4ths!”

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Learn more about all the chefs and schools participating in Tasting Week at www.tastingweek.org

“Thank you so much for spending the time to present this fantastic workshop for the children !

I really enjoyed the mix of educational material and cooking demo that you did. And it was a pleasure to see the children so enthusiastic about the program.
I will forward your recipe to the teachers, so it can be distributed to kid’s families. I am sure they will be asking their parents to do it again for them. ”   – Palo Verde school