Officina in cucina

Here is what Officina in Cucina (Cooking Lab) offers for the 2018-2019 year: Recipes from the garden, a rich calendar of not-to-be-missed events with recipes to celebrate the educational vegetable gardens that have been set up at Explora through the GARDENStoGROW, Urban Horticulture for Innovative and Inclusive Early Childhood Education, a project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

NEW IN 2018: Cooking workshops will also be available for younger children aged 3 to 5 years!
Cooking courses for little chefs aged 3-5 years will take place in the morning, from 10:45 am; for children aged 6-11 years in the afternoon, from 03:45 pm.
Two different timed workshops allow children to focus on activities tailored for the two different age groups.


Let’s start with the first recipe, Carrot Cake! From October 7th to November 25th, 2018

The would-be chefs will have the task of mincing and then crushing carrots into a smooth mixture. Carrot is a plant and also a root, good for our skin and vision. Carrots come in a range of colours such as orange, white, purple, red and yellow.

Next cooking events: 

  • SPINACH BALLS from December 1st, 2018 to January 27th, 2019
    Scald spinach and make into balls: try the tastier green balls ever! 
 from February 2nd to March 31st, 2019
    Make soft soufflés rich in vitamins, proteins and mineral salts!
  • ZUCCHINI BISCUITS from April 6th to May 26th, 2019
    Bake your own tasty and crunchy snack! 
After wearing aprons, dosing ingredients and baking cakes, let’s do some experiments: let’s turn an old withered carrot into a completely rejuvenated one by following a few simple and effective steps that will allow children to discover the cell rehydration and osmosis phenomena.

The Recipes from the garden workshops allow little chefs to get familiar with vegetables and learn more about leavesfruits and roots. Through a scientific approach to research and experimentation, children can discover seasonality, chemical reactions between different ingredients, and challenge their skills like real scientists by extracting chlorophyll, reviving carrots, but above all by cooking genuine delicacies.  (Ingredients: white flour, cane sugar, water, eggs, extra-virgin oil, baking powder for cakes, carrots)

Officina in cucina (Cooking Lab) is a workshop where children can learn about new ingredients in a real kitchen and test their skills with ovens, tables and lots of odd tools to make the perfect snack to share with their friends. 

Do you want to become a little Chef? Attend Officina in cucina! 

Would you like to celebrate your birthday in a kitchen? Organise your birthday party

The workshop lasts 50 minutes

Age Groups: 3-5 years and 6-11 years;
When: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays;
Entry times: 3-5 years at 10:45 am, 6-11 years at 03:45 pm (Children cannot attend workshops of a different age group) 
Activity to be purchased online. BUY

Tickets: workshop € 10.00.
Entry ticket to the exhibit pavilion is € 6.00 only if visits take place on the same day.


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