In Chicago, Former Park Houses Become Cooking Classrooms
How a weekly after-school class offered by the city’s Park District is bringing cooking and health education to under-served neighborhoods.
A weekly after-school class offered by the Chicago Park District (CPD), is bringing cooking and health education to under-served neighborhoods, and it’s helping the Park District find new uses for its hundreds of former field houses.
The program teaches the students to make dishes like Apple Nachos Supreme, a combination of apples, yogurt, raisins, honey, and pecans and Creamy Avocado Toasts (a favorite). The cookbook also includes recipes for Meaty Veggie Roll-Ups and Peaches & Cream Parfai
The kids also learn portion control, knife and utensil skills, food