Lessons

Food & Drink

In This Class You Eat Ice Cream

The Penn State University creamery is a leader in the ice cream industry and even offers a course taught by Dr. Bob Roberts, who is the brain behind our most favorite ice cream brands.

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2:12

Animated History of Coca-Cola

An interesting animated short video about the birth of Coca-Cola back in the last year of the 19th century. This video then goes through the early years of America’s most popular soft drink and how it’s evolved into what it is today.

3:44

Supersize Me - Obesity In America (first 5 minutes)

Supersize Me is an educational documentary analyzing fast-food culture in the USA and McDonald’s immense role in this culture. Discuss this important topic with your students and compare the situation to how it is their home country. What do they think about fast-food in the USA?

4:44

How to Create the Perfect Philly Cheesesteak

Teach your students the science of the Philadelphia cheesesteak using Tony Luke’s secret formula.

2:38

Nonna's of the World: Restaurant Concept in NYC

There can be many hidden restaurant gems in NYC, and the Enoteca Maria in Staten Island is one of them. Get to know the guy behind this awesome concept who only employs grandmothers from all over the world to cook for the customers. I mean, who doesn’t love grandma’s cooking?

2:24

Belgian Brewery Builds Beer Pipeline

Yes, you read it right. The medieval town of Bruges, Belgium is a popular tourist destination with great beer - beer which can now be tapped out of a two-mile long pipeline built beneath the cobbled streets of the town. Introduce your students to Xavier Vanneste, the brewery owner behind this crazy project.

2:22

Breeding the World's Hottest Pepper

A hot lesson for your students about 'Smokin' Ed Currie and his prized possession - The Carolina Reaper. This is literally the hottest pepper in the world, breaking records on the Scoville Heat Unit scale. This thing looks just downright scary. Your students are sure to get a kick out of this one.

3:18

The Science Behind the Impossible Burger

A burger that looks, smells, tastes, and even "bleeds" like a beef burger, but made entirely from...plants? That's impossible, right? Well - not exactly. The Impossible Burger is a trendy plant-based burger now on the market, which creates the same exact sensory experience as eating a normal burger.

3:49