Local and Seasonal Foods

Many restaurant customers want meals that include fresh, local ingredients and foods. Using local, seasonal ingredients can make your menu more attractive.

Project Assignment

^ My Journal

If you completed the journal entry from page 373, refer to it to see if you have used any local or seasonal ingredients in your cooking. Add any additional notes about how you can use these ingredients to spice up your culinary creations.

English Language Arts

NCTE 4 Use written language to communicate effectively. NCTE 7 Conduct research and gather, evaluate, and synthesize data to communicate discoveries.

In this project, you will:

• Choose an ingredient or food that is raised or produced in your area or region.

• Conduct research about the ingredient or food you have chosen.

• Identify and interview someone about your ingredient or food.

• Prepare a presentation to share what you have learned with your class.

Applied Culinary Skills Behind the Project

Your success in culinary arts will depend on you skills. Skills you will use in this project include: >■ Selecting ingredients. >■ Choosing recipes.

>■ Understanding moist and dry cooking methods. >■ Understanding safety and sanitation. >■ Choosing seasonings, flavorings, and herbs.

English Language Arts Skills Behind the Project

The English Language Arts skills you will use for this project are writing, interviewing, and speaking skills. Remember these key concepts:

Writing Skills

>■ Use complete sentences.

>■ Use correct spelling and grammar.

>■ Organize your interview questions in the order you want to ask them. Interviewing Skills

>■ Record interview responses and take notes. >■ Listen attentively.

>■ When you transcribe your notes, write in complete sentences and use correct spelling and grammar.

Speaking Skills

>■ Speak clearly and concisely.

>■ Be sensitive to the needs of your audience.

>■ Use standard English to communicate.

Choose and Research Your Ingredient

Choose and research one ingredient or food that is produced in your area or region. Write a summary of your research to:

• Describe the characteristics of your ingredient or food.

• Explain how, when, and where your ingredient or food is typically produced.

• Identify and lists two recipes that use your ingredient or food.

• Describe moist and dry cooking methods for your chosen ingredient or food.

• List any safety and sanitation concerns.

• Review seasonings, flavorings, and herbs that work well with your chosen ingredient or food.

Plan Your Interview

Use the results of your research to write a list of interview questions to ask a local chef about your ingredient or food. Your questions might include:

• How would you describe the characteristics of the ingredient or food?

• What do you think are the best methods for preparing the ingredient or food?

• In what recipes have you used the ingredient or food?

• Would you choose this ingredient or food over other similar ingredients or foods?

Connect with Your Community

Identify a local chef you can interview about your ingredient or food. Conduct your interview using the questions you prepared in Step 2. Take notes during the interview and write a summary of the interview.

Culinary Project Checklist

Plan

✓ Select and research your topic and summarize your findings.

✓ Plan and write your interview questions.

✓ Interview a chef and write a summary of the information you learned.

Present

✓ Make a presentation to your class to discuss the results of your research and your interview.

✓ Invite students to ask any questions they may have. Answer these questions.

✓ When students ask you questions, demonstrate in your answers that you respect their perspectives.

✓ Turn in the summary of your research, your interview questions, and the summary of the interview to your teacher.

Create Your Report

Use the Culinary Project Checklist to plan and give an oral report to share what you have learned with your classmates.

Step 5 ^Evaluate Your Culinary and Academic Skills

Your project will be evaluated based on:

• Content and organization of your information.

• Proper use of standard English.

• Mechanics—presentation and neatness.

• Speaking and listening skills.

Rubric Go to this book's Online Learning Center at glencoe.com for a rubric you can use to evaluate your final project.

JOHNSON & WALES

UNIVERSITY

Expert Advice Go to this book's Online Learning Center at glencoe.com to read an article by a culinary expert from Johnson & Wales University about how to find local and sustainable foods in your area.

Chapter

26 Baking Techniques

27 Yeast Breads and Rolls

28 Quick Breads

29 Desserts

EXPLORE THE PHOTO

Chapter

26 Baking Techniques

27 Yeast Breads and Rolls

28 Quick Breads

29 Desserts

EXPLORE THE PHOTO

Baking and pastry chefs can make many tasty treats. What do you think are the differences between cooking and baking?

Baking and pastry chefs can make many tasty treats. What do you think are the differences between cooking and baking?

Creative Desserts

After completing this unit, you will know how to prepare a variety of baked goods and desserts. In your unit culinary project, you will choose and research a dessert recipe. Then, you will create a visual presentation to show how to make a dramatic dessert presentation.

My Journal

Write a journal entry about special desserts that you have eaten.

• What desserts have you tried?

• What made the desserts special?

• Did the desserts enhance a special event?

JOHNSON & WALES

UNIVERSITY

"I feel that any job can be taught given enough time. However, without drive and determination, you cannot grow your career.'

Kendra Mellar Assistant Chocolatier Garrison Confections

CHAPTER 26

26.1 Bakeshop Formulas and Equipment

26.2 Bakeshop Ingredients

Brochure

A brochure is a persuasive document that advertises for something or conveys information in small amounts. Imagine that you are opening a bakery in a small community. Write a brochure introducing the local residents to your bakery.

Writing Tips

^^ Keep your mind on the purpose of the brochure.

^^ Develop the text first, then figure out the design.

^^ Try to appeal to the customers' emotions as well as their logic.

EXPLORE THE PHOTO

Bakeshops have special equipment and ingredients. Can you name some special bakeshop equipment?

Bakeshops have special equipment and ingredients. Can you name some special bakeshop equipment?

SECTION 26.1

Continue reading here: Bakeshop Formulas and Equipment

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