Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Fruits, Fats, and all things delicious!

Today was a whirlwind day -- it sure flew by! We began the day with Marilee leading the discussion about the benefits of including a lot of colorful fruit in your diet... especially now (in the summer) when so many fruits from local farms and orchards are available! Everyone seems to have their favorite fruit and a favorite way to have it prepared. Once the PowerPoint was over, Chef gave a great demonstration of how to use a melon baller and how to cut different types of fruits. Campers then were able to sample different types of fruits, like mango and kiwi, and also practiced making fancy melon balls to use in their fruit salads come cooking  time.

Katie then lead the Fats discussion about the different types of fats, as well as the benefits of healthy fats, like Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. Campers got to sample different types of olive oil (light, pure, and extra virgin) to make more sense of the presentation and bring it full circle. Next up -- Cooking time!

Now that we're into Day 3, campers have a better sense of where to find their ingredients and tools, are working with their partners as a team, and are overall becoming very efficient in the kitchen. This made for a fast cooking time for a lot of the kitchens, and many of them got to make one of the wildcard recipes too! Once 11:30 came around, all of the dishes were up front (with beautiful presentation, of course) and ready to be served.

Campers had a delicious lunch today and discovered that Fruits and Fats sure make some mighty tasty combinations, but can also be quite delicious on their own. We have only two days left, and with Dairy and Protein being featured tomorrow... we're all wondering -- what will they make for us next?!

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