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What's cooking in Culinary!
What's cooking in Culinary!
Christina McCue
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Three of our culinary arts students are sharing the foods they are giving extra attention to during the month of May.  Have you tried any of these?  Why not?  Challenge yourself to give them a try before the May has ended.

FIDDLEHEADS

Fiddleheads come from young fern and they are classified as a vegetable. They can be harvested in spring, however, you should never pick too many of these or else the plant could die. You don’t have to pick them yourself though because you can find them in supermarkets. You shouldn’t eat fiddleheads raw because it way cause illness, but you can cook them by boiling, steaming, or sauteing them. Some recipes you can make with fiddleheads are fiddlehead cheese quiches and fiddlehead green salad.

Fiddlehead fern - Wikipedia

Wednesday 5/6/20

RHUBARB

Rhubarb is classified as a vegetable but it is more often paired with fruit because it has a signature tart taste that people can sweeten with sugar. The vegetable can be eaten raw but again, due to its tart taste, people more often cook it first. Only the stalks can be eaten, while the leaves are very poisonous, so it is advised to not eat them, obviously. Some things you can make with rhubarb could be rhubarb jam, strawberry-rhubarb pie, and rhubarb crisp.

What Is Rhubarb and What Can You Do With It? | MyRecipes

Cinco De Mayo Menu - Tuesday May 5th

Cinco De Mayo was invented by President Juarez on May 9th 1862. This is called this because of the the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla which would be a national holiday regarded as "Battle of Puebla Day", we call it Cinco De Mayo. This falls on a Tuesday, May 5th.

Menu

Food:

Tacos Carne Asada

Garlicky Holy Guacamole!

Churros with Coconut Sauce

Chicken Tamales

Crackling Fish Tacos with Chipotle Tartar Sauce

Drinks:  

Frozen Horchata-  a cup of vanilla rice milk, a cup up vanilla ice cream and a teaspoon of cinnamon 

Watermelon Agua Fresca

  • four cups of finely chopped watermelon (without seeds)

  • the juice of one lime

  • a tablespoon of confectioners sugar

  • orange slices (for garnish)

  • fresh mint sprigs (also for garnish)