CHosen food


Chosen Food (IDC4U) dives into Jewish culture, traditions and history by exploring the delicious and diverse foods of the Jewish people. As we travel back in time and across the Jewish world, we will learn first-hand how geography, culture and cuisine come together to create “chosen food.”

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies.

IDC4U is a year course beginning in October. 

We meet twice a week for 25 weeks, with all Jewish and civil holidays off.

Although we’d like you to start in October, you can join the course up until the end of November. 

There are prompts each week to which you will respond and ultimately package into seasonal portfolios highlighting your best thoughts. 

There are no exams or tests – but a lot of hands-on cooking!  

As we approach the end of the year, we will meet to plan your Culminating work which will include research, menu-building and food preparation for your family!

The Culminating food event happens at the end of June.

The clip above will take you through the steps of Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipe for shakshuka. B’tei’avon and Bon Apétit!

Like many dishes embraced by Israelis, shakshuka’s origins are in dispute. Is it Egyptian, Libyan, Moroccan, Tunisian, Turkish, or Yemenite? Did the dish predate the “Columbian exchange” when tomatoes and peppers were brought over from the New World? In this course, we’ll address these questions and so many more about our history and cuisine.

IDC4U Course Outline

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