'education' on Serious Eats

Meet & Eat: Marnie Old

"From the start, I wanted to approach wine education from the student's perspective." Marnie Old knows a thing or two about wine. When she's not teaching wine classes, she is either writing about it in Philadelphia magazine, producing her web... More

Serious Grape: Learning About Wine and Food from the Pros

Every now and then it is worth putting yourself—and your taste buds—in the hands of professionals to take your knowledge to the next level. Whether you head to a wine store to taste a flight of new wines, go to a restaurant and let a knowledgeable sommelier pick the wines, or attend a cooking and wine class, there are plenty of opportunities for the curious oenophile. More

Free Cookbooks for 11-Year Olds in England

As part of a school program to battle obesity, 11-year olds in England are eligible to receive a free cookbook with basic recipes chosen by the public, including beef curry, minestrone, and apple crumble. You can access all the recipes at Teachernet. By 2011, food technology lessons will be required for 11 to 14-year olds.... More

Chefs Benefiting More Chefs

Last week, I was lucky enough to get a press pass to a benefit at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan honoring Gotham Bar and Grill chef and owner Alfred Portale for his contributions to the Careers Through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP), a charity that helps New York high school students with the drive—but maybe not the money—to learn how to cook. Tickets started at $450 and went up to $1000, and the room was packed with 600 generous guests, corporate sponsors like Charmer Sunbelt Group and Nestle, and staff from 37 of New York’s top restaurants, offering samples like crudo of ahi tuna topped with Glidden Point oysters, lemon and parsley (Fabio Trabocchi of Fiamma), quince cheesecake with pistachio phyllo (Nancy... More

Thousands Of Kids Don't Know Pork Chops Come From Pigs

Recent research by the Dairy Farmers of Britain suggests that a significant number of children don't know where their food comes from: "At a time when the government is overhauling school dinners to encourage children to eat healthy meals, the latest findings suggest that changing school dinners may be only half the battle - there is also a need to educate children about the origin of their food. More than one in ten (11%) 8 year olds don't know where pork chops come from, and many more have no idea where yoghurt (18%) or cheese comes (11%) from."... More

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