Course overview

The intention of this course is for the you to learn about different worldwide festivals, both cultural and religious, and how food often plays a part in these celebrations. The course is designed to promote confidence and independence in cooking. The theme of the term is festive cooking. During the course you will look at festivals celebrated in the autumn, up to and including Christmas. You will also learn about the celebrations of other cultures, traditions and festivals. As well as preparing food from other cultures and religions, you will learn about the reason behind the festive foods that are prepared and eaten.

Course description

This course is designed to promote individual confidence and independence through cooking. Each week there will be a chance to prepare and cook food that is eaten at celebrations from around the world and different religious festivals. You will be encouraged to work together, or individually, to prepare and cook a variety of savoury and sweet dishes. Each dish will represent a special festive or religious occasion. The reasons behind each of the celebrations and festivals will be researched and discussed within the group. You will look at what foods and flavours are associated with each festival and celebration. You will discuss your favourite festivals, foods, and flavours. You will decide which is your favourite celebration/s and what are your favourite foods and flavours to eat to celebrate. Each member of the group will have the opportunity to put forward a celebration or festival that they would like to cover in the sessions and food, or dish, they would like the group to prepare in one of the sessions. You will all be encouraged to research what festivals around the world are celebrated in the autumn term and why certain foods and dishes are eaten then.

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