Hello PKS community!
Did you know that fortune cookies aren’t Chinese? Or that no one in China knows what General Tso’s Chicken is? Do you know how people preserved food before the invention of refrigeration? Do you understand the chemistry and microbiology of salting?
Next week, if you look carefully, you may see some new additions to the campus. Our class will soon build exhibits that culminate our current project focused on the history of Chinese food in America (Learn more). Some of the exhibits you might see are cooking demos, Chinese American menus throughout the ages, and--a student favorite-- the history of boba milk tea!
As part of this project, we visited area museums and spoke to museum curators. We designed recipes in our class and went to Kindergarten to teach them and cook together. We researched food justice and had some long discussions about the implications of some of our food choices. We spent a lot of time out of our classroom and in the city, exploring the local food system.
We will be building exhibits all of next week (week of March 11) and they will be ready by March 15. Meanwhile, feel free to stop by the G6 Classroom one morning next week (preferably before 8:40) to ask questions.