The International Language Centre students have been busy this week planning and preparing an International buffet for themselves and staff. The students first presented a PowerPoint presentation where they introduced the foods and eating habits of their country of origin to the class. Their English skills were developed further by the translation of home recipes and the writing of food orders for the forthcoming practical session. The students each had 90 minutes to cook their dish for the banquet and as can be seen from the photos they produced a range of interesting and delicous products for everyone to sample. Most importantly, the students really had a fantastic time. They were proud of their achievements and I was proud of them.
The year has started off with real enthusiasm in the Food Technology kitchen. The students have all acquired or reinforced good hygiene and safety principles in the theory room and have demonstrated these skills by preparing a wide range of food items to test this knowledge and skills. Check out the photos to see what we have been up to.
A Buddhist monk got an errand from his teacher: to meditate for exactly 45 minutes. He has no watch; instead he is given two inscent sticks, and he is told that each of those sticks would completely burn in 1 hour. The sticks are not identical, and they burn with variant yet unknown rates (they are hand-made). So he has these two inscents and some matches: can he arrange for exactly 45 minutes of meditation?