Food Skills Australia

"We teach the people who teach others how to cook"

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VCE Food Studies – Material Test

Materials Test of Buckwheat Soba Noodles – comparison between homemade manual, homemade Thermomix and Commercial dried

Multi Purpose Lessons

Tick all the boxes with this multi-purpose lesson that covers food safety and hygiene knowledge knife skills on how to use, clean and store knives safely and correctly knife skills for simple garnish techniques- julienne, chiffonade hands on food preparation of great tasting snacks including food styling and presentation hand washing, clean ‘as you go’, […]

Schooling Food Exhibition

Report on Monash University’s ‘Schooling Food’ Symposium and top tips on how to create a great-tasting lunchbox of your own

VCE Food Studies: A ‘model’ approach for modern times

VCE Food Studies is designed to build the capacities of students to make informed food choices. Students develop their understanding of food while acquiring skills that enable them to take greater ownership of their food decisions and eating patterns. This study complements and supports further training and employment opportunities in the fields of home economics, […]

A new take on healthy eating- Part Two

Last week I spoke about getting kids engaged in cooking and eating healthy food- just don’t mention the word ‘healthy’ because it’s too long term when you talk about nutrition linked to lifestyle diseases such as cardiovascular diseases and Type 2 diabetes. Instead let’s talk about eating well for enjoying food together with friends and […]

Where will your feet take you today?

Where will your feet take you today? What do you notice when you walk compared with sitting in a car?

A new take on healthy eating-Part One

Are diets and nutrition dirty words?

Eat less meat- make yours a meat free Monday

Make yours a meatless meal today. You don’t have to be a full-blown vegetarian but if you are interested in contributing to a sustainable table eat less meat. There are good reasons for opting for one meatless meal a week Lessens your carbon footprint (see Sustainability Victoria– adopt a vegetarian lifestyle) reduces greenhouse gas emissions […]

Rice Pilaf-Cypriot-style

Greek Cypriot-style Pilaf (serves 4 or 6 as a side) Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Ingredients 2 cups Arborio rice 1 cup angel hair pasta or vermicelli, crushed into pieces 1 brown onion, diced finely 1 tomato, diced finely (optional) 1 stick celery, sliced finely 3 cups (approx.) vegetable stock 2 Tbs […]