What do you do when you want to eat healthy, but don’t know where to start? Students at River’s Edge High School created a cookbook to help their peers increase their culinary skills beyond heating up some instant noodles.
Last year students were discussing how all they knew how to cook was Cup O’ Noodles and Top Ramen. That motivated the REHS students to develop their own cookbook and and come up with easy, flavorful recipes that they can make themselves. The class had discussions about how all of us are influenced in our food choices by our families, friends and culture.
This book was also part of an English narrative course at REHS. When looking for the recipes, the class tried to answer the question of “how we can explore and connect with others through food?” This was answered in part with written narratives and stories about food. Some of the narratives written may be true, some may be completely made up; but all the stories were created around the idea of what recipes mean to us and the emotions and memories that go along with the smell, taste and sight.