Culinary Knowledge – Exploring Cooking in K-2


Creating a meal together, is a shared experience, both social and cultural in nature. Children find a special meaning in the preparing of food; the smells, the textures, the colors.

What does it mean to be the cook?? To look closely at the food we eat.? To chop, to slice, to stir, to transform it from one thing to another?

How do culinary skills influence what we eat?? Or how we look at nutrition and our bodies?? Does cooking expand our relationship to the environment?? To our friends and families?


By Teacher Lucy