Ages: Entering Grade 8-12
Hours: 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Dates: July 13, 15, 17, 20, 22
Tuition: $180 (with special materials approximately $30)
Technical Requirements: Computer, WiFi, Google Docs, Zoom
Required Materials: Basic ingredients ($20 - $30 total, shared by email), working oven, Cooked Netflix documentary by Michael Pollan
Instructor: Ned Courtemanche
This course explores one of humankind's most important foods: bread. Why does something made of just three basic ingredients taste so good? How did this unassuming food spark human civilization 10 thousand years ago? And why is it that bread still underpins our global food system, feeding billions of humans every day? Students will explore answers to these questions and more while learning to make bread in their home kitchens. Basic cooking, history, and science will open students eyes to this delicious world and develop their appreciation for a truly universal human experience.
By the end of this course, students will have worked in groups to research the basic history and science of bread, students will have prepared and baked 1 to 3 loaves of bread on their own, and students will have engaged in class discussions and encouraged to reflect and record their growth through regular journal entries.