Year 5 have been continuing to explore many different aspects of Ancient Greek civilisation. This topic has recently given the pupils the opportunity to create and taste some new food dishes as part of our food tech learning.
Joanna’s Year 5 class recently prepared two tasty recipes that have a Greek tradition – gemista and tyropitakia. This was a new experience for some of the pupils as they were able to taste some types of food that they were not familiar with.
The pupils worked together in small groups. Instructions needed to be followed carefully, as well as making sure that the right measurements and amounts of each ingredient were used. Chopping skills were also key for the preparation.
Joanna asked the pupils to share their existing knowledge of some of the ingredients whilst the food was being prepared. Some of the pupils were able to describe the taste of ingredients such as olives, oregano and ricotta cheese.
The gemista and tyropitakia were both baked in the oven. Joanna’s class then had a tasting session. The pupils were asked to try and identity the different ingredients, and to explain how they helped to improve the overall taste.
We are hopeful that this cooking exercise will give the pupils the enthusiasm to try something similar at home. You can watch some of the Year 5 pupils giving their final verdict on their Greek food in the short video below.