Today Year 10 Food Tech were introduced in a dynamic way, to foods that can be tied into Stage 5 units of study.
Divided into small groups, they sampled hidden food and were required to taste, smell and guess what they might be eating … with some hilarious results!
The students were exposed to:
Food in Australia, including food from different cultures, such as lamb heart, kangaroo sausages, and durian fruit
Food Equity, such as edible bugs
Food Product Development, such as Gaytime ice cream-flavoured milk
Food selection and Health, such as a purple carrot
Food service and catering, such as Dominos pizza
Food for specific needs, such as astronauts’ ice cream
Food for special occasions, such as Halloween lollies
Food trends, such as protein bars and plant-based duck.
Tallied on a white Leader Board, bonus points were afforded to groups who were able to answer additional questions.
Can you answer either of these questions about food?
Q: What is food equity?
A: Food equity is having access to healthy, affordable, culturally-significant foods.
Q: Carrots were originally purple. Suggest a reason why they are now predominantly orange.
A: One possible reason, is that they were bred to be orange in the Netherlands, in tribute to the emblem of the House of Orange and the struggle for Dutch independence.
Ms Bev McCarthy