20 04, 2020

Despite their being in separate houses, this month’s “Why Cook?” class at CELC Middle School went on!

2020-06-29T12:28:28-04:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Academics, Blog, Why Cook?|

Maria pre-planned with each family to obtain the necessary ingredients in time for the Friday morning start that brought us toward making lemon meringue pie with homemade pastry crust!      The class assembled in CELC’s regular Zoom meeting room, each from his or her own kitchen! Unexpected elements of this first-time experience were certainly discovered.  [...]

3 05, 2016

A Home-Cooked Meal In A Pie

2019-08-31T09:52:30-04:00May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Blog, This Week at CELC, Why Cook?|

A CELC student collaborative piece Have you ever wondered how to make the perfect chicken pot pie? We have and in our quest for the best pie possible, we learned some things that we think could help you on your journey to perfect pie-dom. The first thing to know about the crust is this. When [...]

7 11, 2015

The Succotash Sploosh

2019-08-31T10:00:29-04:00November 7th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Students Write, Why Cook?|

CELC’s Why Cook? class not only has students thinking about culinary arts, but also has them considering how to express their experiences through creative writing. The Why Cook? blog below was written by 3rd-year CELC student, Sue H. The pieces of cubed pepper tumbled over one another in their race to get into the pot first. They knocked against each [...]

29 10, 2015

An onion, you say?

2019-08-31T10:59:41-04:00October 29th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Students Write, Why Cook?|

CELC’s Why Cook? class not only has students thinking about culinary arts, but also has them considering how to express their experiences through creative writing. The Why Cook? blog below tells the tale of an onion’s journey from soil to soup,  as written by 3rd-year CELC student, Cade M.   I:  “I was once one. Now [...]

20 05, 2010

CELC Students Love to Cook!

2019-09-03T08:05:33-04:00May 20th, 2010|Categories: Blog, Why Cook?|

“Who’s on poppy seed and who’s on toffee triangles?”  begins our Why Cook? class, which takes place on Friday mornings at Connecticut Experiential Learning Center.  Students gather around a dining room table that is filled with an assortment of bowls, measuring cups, and wet and dry ingredients. After reading the recipes, students discuss what they [...]

14 02, 2010

Field Studies meets Ben and Jerry’s

2019-09-03T08:16:49-04:00February 14th, 2010|Categories: Blog, Travel and Field Experiences, Why Cook?|

When Helen Deimastro, owner of Ben and Jerry’s in Branford, inquired about CELC and then asked if I might want to bring the group in for a tour and some scoops, it seemed like it would be just the type of unique and novel experience we like to present to our students. Our time there [...]

13 02, 2010

“Waffles,” C’est Bon !

2019-09-03T08:17:36-04:00February 13th, 2010|Categories: Blog, Why Cook?|

Waffles aren’t something you think would be made during a cooking class.  Ah, but you have thought wrong!  On Friday February the 5th the Connecticut Experiential Learning Center (CELC) had their weekly cooking class.  They turned a simple, easy food into a masterpiece with homemade whipped cream and fruit toppings.  In the past CELC has made other harder, more extravagant foods, such as [...]

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