Fruit of the World is a class series designed to expose and familiarize “the middle child” (between the ages of 6 and 12) with the abundant diversity of fruit. Available at the grocery store today is an amazing array of fresh fruit from every part of the globe. Each class will focus on a different fruit and will teach kids not only how to prepare, eat and identify different fruits, but learn about where they come from, how they are grown, and other interesting cultural tid-bits of knowledge.
This “Fruit of the World” series, is on the mango. Mangoes originally come from India, but are now found all over the tropical world. We all know that mangoes are delicious to eat, but did you also know that they are in the same plant family as poison oak and poison ivy? Also, mango trees can still fruit after 300 years! Now that is incredible. We’ll learn about the different varieties of mangoes, where these different varieties are grown and how different cultures grow, eat and enjoy mangoes. Join us for our next Fruit of the World class, and discover all you didn’t know about the mango!
Recipes:Mango Salsa; Mango Puff Pastry Tartlets; Mango Popsicles
Class Type: Middle Child (6-12 years of age), hands-on cooking class
Class Notes: Kids get to take home mangos to experiment with at home!
Managing Director of Ger-Nis international, Nissa Pierson, is the utmost of food enthusiast in the kitchen. In addition to traveling the world seeking organic & fair trade conversation for her business, she is a noted cooking instructor specializing in fresh herbs as well as an extremist in proving that the art of eating & cooking well is a relatively simple process and just takes enthusiasm and some tid bits of knowledge. She has specialized in children’s cooking classes for many years and believes children are seeking better food knowledge and she is always up for the challenge. Besides for being a passionate teacher of fresh herbs, organics and Fair-trade, she enjoys spice (in her food and in her life), good conversation & debates, kickboxing, the ocean and surfing, and submersing herself in the food and culture of the world. Contact Nissa