The English and Australian cookery book: cookery for the many as well as for the 'upper ten thousand' by an Australian aristologist, Edward Abbot, London, Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, 1864
Publish a class family recipe anthology, with a page created by each student.
This activity is linked to the Eating in inquiry unit and is targeted at Years 3–6 students.
- Tell the class they are going to create a family recipe anthology.
- Students look through a variety of cookbooks, magazines and useful links.
- Brainstorm some of the devices successful authors use to publish appealing recipes.
- Use these elements to work together to create success criteria for this task.
- Read quotes from a children's story book that describe food (for example, use an excerpt from Roald Dahl's Charlie and the chocolate factory).
- Ask the students to recall their most memorable home cooked meal. Use a Y chart template to extend their description of the sensory experience.
- Students close their eyes and visualise as their peers read out their description of their favourite home cooked meal.
Going further activity
- Students obtain the recipe for their favourite home-cooked meal.
- Students plan the layout of their family recipe page, which will include an explanation of why they chose this particular recipe.
- Students present their plan to a peer and seek feedback.
- Students publish their recipe using a variety of collage materials.
- Scan each student's recipe page to compile a class family recipe anthology.
- Publish the anthology and host a book launch, with tasting plates, to celebrate what students learnt through the activity.