Seven international dishes to help you travel through tasting during the pandemic
During the coronavirus pandemic, many people have not been traveling, especially overseas. But in Global Gourmet, we are able to experience the culture and cuisine of many countries right here at Carroll High School!
To prepare for these recipes, students learn new cooking techniques and use kitchen utensils not commonly found in the typical American home.
Global Gourmet is one of the advanced cooking classes in the Family and Consumer Science Department. Students who take this class already took the prerequisite, Chef’s World, so they have learned the basic cooking techniques and are ready to expand their skills. Each unit immerses students in the culture and cuisine of a new country. They learn about the history of the country and how its people and religion influence the foods they eat today, how the geography and climate influences their agriculture and typical meal patterns, plus diet and cooking techniques.
Using their newly acquired knowledge, students prepare a variety of recipes from each country. Examples of these recipes include breakfast foods like Huevos Rancheros from Mexico, drinks like Masala Chai Tea from India, and desserts like Tiramisu from Italy. All of these recipes are truly authentic! To prepare for these recipes, students learn new cooking techniques and use kitchen utensils not commonly found in the typical American home. From rolling grape leaves to prepare Greek Dolmades, using a Molinillo to whip together some Mexican Hot Chocolate, or cooking Chinese Dumplings using a bamboo steamer, students are challenged while practicing these new techniques.
Global Gourmet allows students the opportunity to broaden their pallets by trying new foods from a variety of countries all while learning what makes these recipes authentic to each country’s culture.
Just hear from some of these current students why they enjoy this class!
Danny Nadeau '21: I always love trying new foods, so that's reason enough to say I love this class. I also love it because of how many recipes I have learned that I liked making and to try again at home.
EJ Cristobal '23: What I like about this class is the variety of foods that we make. Not only are they from different countries, but they are desserts, breakfast dishes, and more.
Grace Clark '21: I enjoy getting to try new foods that I typically never would have tried.
Marina Brun '21: I love learning about the different traditional foods from other countries and being able to learn how to make them.