T11 Journalists were given a special assignment – to investigate the artworks in the Kitchen. They did a superb job, as I’m sure you’ll agree! – Mrs Veary
ARTWORKS IN THE KITCHEN
An amazing change is happening in our kitchen. Between ten and twenty lovely pieces of art are being hung upon the walls. But these are not just any pieces of art – these are different….
Each piece portrays a single fruit or vegetable and is described in both English and Indonesian. There is a huge difference between this art and ordinary art, due to the amazing story behind how it came about, as it involved intensive collaboration between four extra-curricular areas of study: Garden, Art, Indonesian and Kitchen. All the students love them.
As year five students we are so proud we were able to sketch, paint, mix and add volumes of detail, class after class. Our teacher, Sally, helped us make a range of colours and paint the backgrounds, and then left us to our own devices to complete the finishing touches.
We enjoyed this project immensely and I’m sure you will agree they have turned out spectacularly!!!
We interviewed our teachers Sally, Sarah and Ibu Janice about the project. Although they were all asked different questions, they had similar perspectives on the project. Ibu Janice said:
“We put Indo and Art in the kitchen, because it is a natural way to bring our Indonesian learning out of the Indonesian classroom. The children embraced the connection between the three.”
Sarah hopes that it will assist children in connecting their descriptive oral language with how their cooking tastes, and hopes it will continue into your kitchens at home.
Written by Eila R (T11)
In the videos below, Hugo, Eila and Savannah interview Kitchen specialist, Sarah Goodwin.
And grateful thanks to graphic designer Sarah Thomson for the lettering on these artworks! (Editor)
A TASTE OF INDONESIA
As we walked into the kitchen, we smelt a big waft of spices and everyone felt eager to start. Our dish of the day was Nasi Goreng which is a favourite Indonesian dish. Our head chef directed us to organise the ingredients: rice, chestnuts, greens, lettuce, sauces, carrots, egg and garlic.
We commenced mixing all the sauces in a little ramekin. We pre-scrambled the egg and carefully poured it into the nicely oiled frying pan to sauté. Once the egg was cooked to perfection, we moved it to the side of the frying pan to allow us to toss the greens, chestnuts and garlic. We transferred the cooked rice into the pan and stirred all ingredients together, including the egg.
Lastly, we carefully poured the sauce around the edge of the frying pan, so all the ingredients were gently glazed.
The lettuce cups were placed on our serving plates. We served a handful of the Nasi Goreng in each cup, which was perfect, easy and simple for consuming. For extra taste and presentation, we added a garnish of coriander.
Everyone agreed – this dish was extremely delicious, voted 10/10. Perfection!
Written by Savannah D.
RECIPE FOR HOME COOKS
A few days ago, all of the year five classes made an Indonesian dish called Nasi Goreng in the Kitchen. We think it is a quick and easy (but yummy) meal for you to make at home. If you decide to give it a go (and we recommend that you do),here is a recipe for you to use.
What ingredients do you think helped the flavour profile, and what spices did you enjoy most?
By Hugo T.
Photos and written by T11 Kitchen journalists: Eila, Savannah and Hugo; Film clip and posted by D. Veary