This week we're featuring one of my favorite Learning ZoneXpress videos with Paulette Mitchell about herbs and spices. Paulette is a well known cookbook author as well as a culinary cruise ship chef. In this video, Herbs & Spices, Paulette shows us how various herbs & spices can give our food personality and how they are the essence of our world's cuisines. She explains how to cook with these spices and offers a few recipes for us as well. (My favorite being basil pesto!)
It's easy to follow along, and the recipes demonstrated are easy enough to get the entire family involved. It is appropriate for grades 6- adult and just under 20 minutes long. Accompanying teaching materials are also included.
Learning ZoneXpress also offers this DVD as an activity kit with a great activity booklet. This booklet includes five 2-hour sessions featuring a wide variety of recipes, crafts, and worksheets about herbs and spices!
Paulette Mitchell has been in a number of Learning ZoneXpress' International Foods DVDs as well. Browse the collection here.