The British Empire was great because it means our culture has been influenced by all the countries and people in it. Our music, our literature and even our diets are influenced by places that were once part of Britain.
To celebrate this, the children identified dishes from around the Empire that they would like to make, researched the recipes and ingredients needed and wrote a shopping list.
Now we had a strict budget of £1 per person to work to so we had to be creative. Some teams realised they could choose a cheaper cut of meat to work with, some spotted that we could buy mixed herbs and spices and save money from buying each spice individually. However, we all had to completely avoid any packets or anything ready-made. Everything was made from scratch.
We headed up to the Aldi and the staff stepped back and the children did the shopping. They had to use good manners and ask the Aldi staff if they couldn’t find something. If items were more expensive than they thought it were not available they had to solve it themselves by finding alternatives.
Once we had everything, we headed back to class to cook. The children did everything except handle the hot pan and oven, everything was mixed, mashed and made by the kids…even de-boning chicken thighs!
spicy Jamaican rice
jerk chicken wings
southern fried nuggets
Spiced corn and 3 types of naan! All in one afternoon!!!