Our Food for Thought topic kicked off today with a visit from Mrs Wood, our school librarian, who is Jewish and follows the religion Judaism. She talked to us about the traditions of the Jewish faith and showed us items that they use during their festivals and holy days.
She also spoke to us about the dietary restrictions that some Jewish people follow:
- no game meat (rabbit/deer/pheasant/pigeon)
- no pork (bacon/sausages/ham)
- no shellfish
- no dairy items with meat items (e.g. no cheese with chicken)
We transferred what we had learned into designing pizzas that adhere to their dietary requirements. No one chose to put ham on their pizza. Some people chose to put cheese on their pizza. Therefore, they couldn’t have the chicken but they could have the peppers. If you’d chosen to have peppers, you could have cheese as well.
As part of our learning about cooking and nutrition, we discussed the texture, flavour, smell and appearance of our products and gave them a rating out of 5. We also discussed how to be hygienic when cooking and what materials to use when cooking things in the oven. Unsurprisingly, we thoroughly enjoyed eating our pizzas and are keen to make our own at home!