Readings

Unless otherwise indicated, all readings are from the textbook Modern Food Service Purchasing

Reading due Class 2/Sept 1
Modern Food Service Purchasing (MFSP) p. 5-7. See “Readings” on BB

Reading due Class 4/Sept 15
 NYT: “That Dinner Tab Has Soared”

Reading due Class 6: Oct 5
MFSP 47-48

Reading due Class 7: Oct 12
MFSP, p. 67-71.

Reading due Class 8: Oct 19

  • Rice all of p 469, finishing on p 471
  • Look at photos of rice on pp 470, 471, & 472
  • Look at photos of pasta pp 473- 478
  • Nuts & Seeds, all of p 481
  • Popular Varieties, p 482
  • Look at photos of nuts & seeds, p 482 through p 485
  • Fungus, Buying & Storing, Types of Mushrooms p 486 through to p 490
  • Olives, Buying & Storing p 492 through to p 495

Reading due Class 9: Oct. 26

  • Berries- pp 361-363
  • Melons- pp 363-365
  • Grapes-pp 367-369
  • Citrus- pp 370-374
  • Stone Fruits- pp 375-376
  • Pome Fruits, apples pp 377-379
  • Pears- pp 380-381
  • Tropical, exotic- pp 382-392  
  • Come to class prepared to discuss the following.
  1. Look at p 358 in your textbook- the Chart of Seasonality of Fruit- What is in season now?  What is your favorite fruit? When is it in season?
  2. Make a list of all the items you’re not familiar with.
  3. Choose one, look it up, make some notes, I’ll be asking you in class.

Readings due Class 10: Nov 2

  • Checking the Freshness of Eggs p 443
  • Dairy, Milk, Butter, Cream, Yogurt, Gelato, Ice Cream, Other pp 444-445
  • Butter and Butter Production p 451
  • Cheese p 451
  • Please look at photos on pp 452-453 and p 455
  • Categories of Cheese from Firm to Goat’s Milk p 454

Reading due Class 11/Nov 9
The way of all flesh

Reading due Class 13/Nov 30
TAMARIND P 226
MUSTARD SEEDS P 225
LEMONGRASS, FRESH P 224
GALANGAL, FRESH P 224
BLACK SESAME SEEDS P 226
STAR ANISE P 226
HORSERADISH ROOT P 224
GINGER ROOT- FRESH P 224
BLACK PEPPERCORNS P 225
BAY LEAF P 222
VANILLA BEANS P 227
CINNAMON BARK P 224
MACE AND NUTMEG P 225
SAFFRON P 226
CURRY POWDER P 228
CHERVIL P 222
GARAM MASALA P 228
WASABI POWDER P 227

Reading due Class 14/Dec 7
NYT: Most of America’s Fruit Is Now Imported. Is That a Bad Thing?
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/13/dining/fruit-vegetables-imports.html

Putting the Chicken Before the Egg


NYT: The Business of Burps: Scientists Smell Profit in Cow Emissions

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