Cooking techniques are a set of methods and procedures for preparing, cooking and presenting food.
Many cooks believe that it is more important to learn cooking techniques than to follow recipes because a certain technique can improve a recipe or spoil a dish, when applied in a wrong way. It is no wonder that very experienced cooks tend to not use recipes while cooking-they use their knowledge of cooking techniques.
Although most Western cuisines share the same cooking techniques, the French were the first to document and codify them.
Now, it is your turn to show how much you know about the art of cooking.
First, take part in a cooking class or demonstration at your school and create a step-by-step visual documentation (photos or a film) of the cooking process. Then, upload it on the Padlet board below.
Next, watch the pictures (or a film) of a cooking process created by one of the project partners and describe the techniques used for preparing the dish.
You can also record a voiceover.
Can you guess the name of the dish?
If this is possible, interview a professional cook or a chef to learn more about the profession, cooking skills and techniques. Share the interview with the other project members by uploading the file with it beneath the board.