A moment where different cultures come together with friends from all different backgrounds. But one thing everyone has in common; a love for good home food. A take on a classical picnic, spending time together to make the food which is certainly a labour of love. So, we encourage you not just to bring in food to share but share your time with each other and enjoy cooking together.
We have spent time after school at a friend’s house venturing into Vietnamese cuisine making spring rolls filled with minced pork, vermicelli noodles, cloud ear mushroom and carrots. We made a portion without pork for our vegetarian friends. We even tried frying rolled, fried vanilla ice cream spring rolls– warning! Do not attempt unless you want to smoke up the house. But we laughed along the way, especially when we bit into them and the ice-cream leaked everywhere.
I chose to cook up Japanese chicken katsu curry with rice for a lean balance of protein and carbohydrates – good for bulking.
In the past we’ve made California sushi rolls, Oreo cupcakes, cookies, roast pork bao buns, fried rice and noodles.
Knowing that your food will satisfy someone makes it an even more special and personal sentiment – we share a part of our time and support.
We’re no Jamie Oliver, Martha Stewart, Gordon Ramsay or Nigella Lawson, we’re a small group of year 12’s who understand that simple comfort food can also bring you and other people together. We want school to be an accessible place for you to express your food and cooking creativity, that should not only be healthy for the body but, can be positively nutritious for your mental health and social life. So, if we are what we eat, eat homemade food made with your friends, filled with care and good times.