On the 25th February 2014 the Healthy Chinese Cuisine Ambassadors project went to Haverstock Secondary School to meet with young people living in Camden. This was the first school the project had visited in the borough of Camden in the second phase of the project, having previously visited UCL Academy in the first phase.This was the first school the project had visited in the borough of Camden in the second phase of the project, having previously visited UCL Academy in the first phase.
The school visit on this occasion was slightly different, with no student participation possible. However, this did mean the project was able to speak to double the number of students and therefore spread the message of healthy Chinese cuisine twice as far!
Students received a special presentation from Ming-Ai on the importance of food in different cultures. Lee Kum Kee presented on the importance of certain processes in cooking, giving out prizes to students who were able to correctly answer questions.
Belinda Yip, from Lee Kum Kee then gave a demonstration of how to cook the recipe Black Bean Chicken, a classic Cantonese dish. As there was no participation Belinda talked closely with the students and explained all the processes in much more detail so that students would be able to replicate them at home. Students showed good awareness in their cooking methodology. After Belinda had finished cooking the smell of Black Bean Chicken filled the room and students were able to taste the delicious dish she had prepared.
All students took home the recipe for Black Bean Chicken along with a sachet of Lee Kum Kee's Oyster Sauce.