Week 6: Cornbread: 'yea', chowder: 'nay'

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Paola Rodriguez and Taniyah Waples participate in week 6 of the My Daughter’s Kitchen cooking program at Camden Promise Charter School. Students prepared clam chowder and cornbread.

Students at Camden Promise Charter School practiced knife skills chopping lots of vegetables for the fish chowder, learned how to make a roux and what happens if the flame is too high (the mixture turns an ugly brown), and grated cheese for the first time.  While the students are happy to cook and tolerate cleaning, they remain unexcited about tasting new foods and adverse to seafood.  Fortunately, the cheddar corn bread was a hit.

- Jane Elkis Berkowitz and Jessica Petthyng