“Cooking with California Food in K-12 Schools” chosen by Sunset Magazine
Sunset Magazine, the long-time arbiter of Western taste in food, garden, and home has selected “Cooking with California Food in K-12 Schools” as one of their 12 Favorite Western Cookbooks for 2011.
Georgeanne Brennan of Winters and Ann M. Evans of Davis, co-authors of “Cooking with California Food in K-12 Schools,” published by the Center for Ecoliteracy, developed the concept of the dynamic 6-5-4 School Lunch Matrix, based on six dishes students know and love, five ethnic flavor profiles, and four seasons. It offers ideas for adding more fresh, local, healthy foods to school lunches; helps meal services devise an appealing variety of menus around dishes that children already prefer; honors California’s rich history and cultural heritage; and describes a tested plan for effective professional development for food services staff. Many of the recipes were tested in the Central Kitchen at the Davis Unified School District as well in the Oakland Joint Unified School District kitchens.
The cookbook is free and downloadable in both English and Spanish at www.ecoliteracy.org.