Culinary Creations Patch
Yummy pizza, twisted noodles, and delicious chocolate are just a few culinary creations that you can make while earning this patch.
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REQUIREMENTS (complete 2):
1. Identify kitchen tools- Choose three kitchen tools to learn more about, you can do this in your kitchen, a store, restaurant tour, or presentation by a cooking expert. Have some one explain the item or demonstrate it. Examples are blender, mixer, cheese grater, chopper, fruit peeler, rolling pin, or cookie cutters. For extra have them use the tools.
2. Kitchen rules and care- Learn 3 basic kitchen rules and how to care for the kitchen. Have the participants volunteer simple rules and then add to those rules according to the event. Examples are rules for washing hands, clean-up, sharp objects, appliance use, sharing, respect the area, aprons, and cooking utensils.
3. Reading a recipe- When you prepare a dish you have to make sure that you understand the for- mula or recipe that is used. Choose a recipe and gather all the items you need to create your tasty food. If you do not have some of the items, you can substitute other items or make a list for the grocery store.
4. Measuring and separating- When you are preparing your food you will need to have different items to measure or separate the items. Liquids are measured in cups, solids in scoops, and any- thing less than a 1⁄4 of a cup is measured in spoons. Measure solids and liquids with the proper con- tainers and find out what is a dash is. For extra, demonstrate utensils that separate such an egg separator, garlic press, or apple wedge.
4. Food that requires no cooking- Create an edible snack, drink, or food that requires no cooking. Some examples are smoothies, jell-o, vegetable or fruit salad, sandwiches, trail mix, pudding, and pie.
5. Change it around- Add a variation to a recipe by substituting something else or creating your own version of a recipe. Some examples include: using vanilla pudding instead of chocolate; make your own pizza; layer jell-O in different colors; bread or pies.
6. Sweets to eat-Yummy, gooey, messy, sweet foods are fun to make and enjoyed by most every- one. Make a cake, ice cream sundae, cinnamon rolls, chocolate fondue, cookies, pie, or a creation of your own.
7. Appetizer and snacks- These finger food creations can be quick and easy yet sometimes nutri- tional while you are waiting for the next meal. Create an appetizer or snack for your family or with your group. Examples are Pig in the blanket; chips and salsa; cereal snack mix; chicken wings; or vegetable platters with dip.
8. International food- Experience a taste of the world. Choose a different a country to learn about. Prepare or taste a food from that country.
9. Mealtime- Prepare a meal for your family or friends. Create a menu for the items you will serve, learn how to set the table properly, and clean up afterwards. Be sure to include, drinks, side foods, and items from all of the food groups. Meals can be as simple as pizza or pancakes or as detailed as a full course meal.
10. Help Others- Collect, prepare or donate food for those in need. Choose an organization to as- sist with your collection or food preparation. Examples are to assist at Homeless shelters, battered wives shelters, Ronald McDonald house, or donate food to the local food bank.
11. Creative Fun – Show your creative flare with table decoration or designs on food. Examples are themed cakes, holiday cookies, vegetables, pancakes, pizza, or ice cream.
12. Careers- Learn more about a career in the Culinary arts. You can visit a restaurant, cooking school, bakery, or ask a guest speaker to your event. Career examples are cake decorators, chefs, culinary teachers, caterers, waiters, cooks, or restaurant owners.
13. Cooking Party- Children of all ages love cooking and it is a great way for them to learn and have fun at the same time. Choose a theme or a potluck for your group and have participants bring items to the party according to the items you will be preparing. Suggested themes are chocolate, baking, pizza, holiday, ice cream, cookie exchange, and potluck.
14. Health and food pyramid- A balanced diet is eating foods from all the food groups. This means eating more of some foods and less of others. View the food pyramid and write down the items that you ate today. For extra, talk about exercise and eating the proper foods.