And we're back! Our morning program this fall is a culinary tour through the history of our beautiful city, San Francisco. For our first class, we paid tribute to the native peoples of San Francisco, the Ohlone. Students discussed what kinds of foods the Ohlone hunted and gathered. Certainly our recipe is not an authentic meal the Ohlone would have shared, but our pancakes this week incorporated flours made from acorns (a staple of the Ohlone diet) and buckwheat (a fruit different from California's native wild buckwheat, but nevertheless delicious), as well as chia seeds and strawberries, varieties of which the Ohlone would have foraged.
We have some new paring knives in the kitchen and early reviews by our student chefs were positive! Welcome to our new culinary arts educator, Ms. Katie, and thanks to our special staff guests this week: Breakfast Project veteran Ms. Grace, Ms. Kirman, and Mr. Swick.