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Students explore foods from around the world

Published: October 22, 2019

Cornwall College Saltash

Local students have been tempting their taste buds with foods from around the world.

Professional Cookery students at Cornwall College Saltash spent an action packed day discovering food from a variety of sources from a local fishmongers to an Asian food market.

Students researched locally-caught fish before visiting The Market Plaice in Plymouth to see how a traditional fishmonger works.

The students have been learning about creating various types of curries, including Thai Red Curry at a visit to A Taste of Thailand in Plymouth, where they looked at all aspects of the food including the cuts used, the flavours, the colour and texture.

The last trip of the day was to three different food markets; Polish, Asian and World Food, where students chose dim sum, ramen and Wolfberry to use in dishes back at college.

Level 2 Professional Cookery student at Cornwall College Saltash, Tom Maunder, said it was a really good experience to “the amazing food and ingredients that Plymouth has to offer.”

“The Market Plaice with the local fish was great and I was surprised at how busy it was.

“Having spent time learning about curries in college it was really beneficial to visit A Taste of Thailand and to have the opportunity to explore their menu and learn more about the types of ingredients used.”

Head of Catering & Hospitality at Cornwall College Saltash, Chris Penk, said the students have many fantastic opportunities on this course to get out into industry and “delve deeper into the theory and practical aspects they are learning within college”.

There is a Courses and Careers Advice Event on Saturday 9th November 10am until Midday for those interested in cookery courses to come along and meet the teams and explore the facilities.

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