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Food Tech will be very busy in the run up to the Easter Holidays.
In addition to the usual classes for year 7's and 6.2's, there are some extra afternoon sessions for boys in years 7 and 8 who gained high marks in their Nutrition Projects.
The Room will be looking its best on Open Evening; hopefully boys and parents visiting the school will be impressed by our wonderful kitchen.
Mr Collins is organizing a breakfast challenge for 2 teams to provide a value for money breakfast one morning before school; money raised will be added to the funds he raises when running the London Marathon later this year.
Then, on Tuesday 27th March I am holding a 'spelling test' at lunch time - for YEAR 7'S.
Entry fee is £1 and there will be a maximum of 30 tickets, so come and buy one as soon as you can in order to secure a place. Proceeds to Food Tech funds. The entry fee will entitle you to a drink and a cake, and a chance to win a prize -awarded to the most correct spellings. When you call into Food Tech to buy your ticket, you will be given a list of 40 spellings related to food tech to learn before the test.
In the test Mrs P will read out 30 of these, one by one, which you must write down correctly.
Marking will take place that afternoon and the winner will be announced the next day.
For Years 8 and 9 a different competition: at the bottom of this blog, you will find 20 questions from subjects that have some input/relevance to the study of food.
See if you can do them, and submit your answers by the end of term; again a prize will be given to the pupil who has the most correct responses.
I am always amused at the newly-created words that come up with, usually by accident.
Favourites so far are :
'Miss, I need a scouser to clean my wok.' ( scourer)
'Miss, I can find my coleander'. ( colander)
'Miss, can you show me where the scratchulas are kept?' (spatulas).
'Miss, can I have a turn at using the jet spray?' (the new steam mop).
'Miss, we can't get our windshields up' (statement from 2 boys using a ceramic hob cooker when they saw the glass covers raised up from the gas hobs being used by other pupils.)!
In contrast to being amused, I am also often horrified by things that boys get up to in class. The latest incident last week was when I saw a pupil trying to open a can of chopped tomatoes with my special Global Chef's knife that they knew cost £70!
That's all for now; blog 3 will follow in a few days. Add comments if you like.
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Quiz for Yr's 8 and 9 folows....
THE STUDY OF FOOD OVERLAPS WITH MANY OTHER SUBJECTS STUDIED AT SCHOOL. CAN YOU ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS?
1. ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Recipes are usually written in the ‘imperative’.
What does this mean? Give an example……
2. RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Which religious group requires that meat and milk products must not be served at the same meal, or cooked together?
Which pathogenic bacteria is commonly associated with chicken and eggs?
What method of heat transfer is taking place when food is grilled?
Which gas acts as a raising agent when bicarbonate of soda is used in a cake recipe?
Which enzyme is responsible for the breakdown of starch during digestion and which sugar is produced?
7. DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY?
Why are many cooking utensils coated in TEFLON?
8. ENGLISH LITERATURE
Which Shakespeare play is this quote from?
‘if music be the food of love, play on…’
Why would mince pies not be on the festive menu during the 1640’s?
( rather a trick question )
10. SPORT AND FITNESS
Which of the following activities uses up the most calories per hour?
SQUASH STAIR CLIMBING FAST DANCING
Why are the Prairies suited to the farming of wheat? Give 3 reasons.
Eggs weigh approximately 50 g each. If all the ingredients in a Victoria Sandwich recipe need to be of equal proportion, how much Self Raising flour is required in a 4 egg mix?
13. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
How would you find a recipe that uses bulgar wheat?
What well known Spanish dish comprises rice, chicken, and seafood plus other ingredients, often coloured with saffron?
What are mangetout and what is the literal translation in English?
What might this dish be?
ROTKOHLSALAT MIT RAUCHERKÄSE
(split the words up further if that helps?)
What shapes are these types of pasta?
penne, fusilli, farfalle, conchigliette, orechiette
What is Oolong?
19. RECIPE KNOWLEDGE
What is the difference between Shepherd’s Pie and Cottage Pie?
20. HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
Why should you not give skimmed milk to babies between 1 and 2 years of age?