CULS-125: Contemporary Topics in Culinary Arts

Class Program
Credits 3

An exploration of contemporary issues to complement a professional chef's skill set. Students will complete hands-on cooking exercises to better understand the dynamics of seasoning, flavor balance, salts and sugars, fats and oils, and umami. Special emphasis is placed on building flavor in a healthy kitchen through appropriate cooking techniques and ingredients such as grains and legumes. Northern California gastronomy is discovered through field trips and a select research topic.