Cooking Light: Contemporary Techniques for Healthy Living
Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence
Area of Study
Taught In English
Two semesters of Culinary Arts course work or equivalent. Unofficial transcript submission required.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
The last 40 years of food service have been characterized by a slow yet constant development of nutritional awareness and a more informed approach to food. The aim of the course is not only to offer students techniques for a healthier approach to cooking: this course will focus on cooking techniques that can be applied in order to reduce fat consumption and at same time become the emblems of contemporary cuisine. Flavor-extraction methods, flavoring methods, pressure cooking and sous vide cooking, marinades and brines and the use of alternative fats are nowadays the base of contemporary Chefs' creations: students will learn how these techniques can be used to develop a fine dining cuisine that can be healthier yet not necessarily health-fanatic. This course includes experiential learning hours with our Community Engagement Member Institutions (CEMI).
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