salt, done culinary

One of the many great things about studying salt this arc is that it lends so much to the study of food! And when Brightworks studies food, we don’t just read about it; we have to make it.

The Rubber Band and the Phantoms headed to Rainbow Grocery to pick up supplies for making sauerkraut.

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The Sand Leopards dove into culinary arts and made lunch for the school. They chose dishes where salt was an ingredient and used samples from the Salt Museum to add different salty flavors to the food.

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Taking eight kids through cooking lunch for forty people is, in a word, challenging. Lili deftly guided her band through a chopping, popping menu that was gluten, vegan, and dairy free (except the cake). No matter how simple the menu, kids are distract-able and distracted, especially when the chopping takes too long and small arms get tired! Nevertheless, lunch was beautiful and delicious and a great experience for the Sand Leopards – and the rest of the community lunch eaters.

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