S3 BP Class 5: Eggs + Love

 Where's all this good food coming from?!

Where's all this good food coming from?!

This week's Blank Plate was a dash of cooking activities, a frenzy of planning, and a giant heap of family love. Students prepare dinner a over a hundred guests attending the opening of play in The Point's theater space while learning the basics of egg preparation in appetizers like deviled eggs, over-easy eggs, and vegetarian quiches with spinach and red peppers. 

 Blank Platers await their feast as they sit together as a team.

Blank Platers await their feast as they sit together as a team.

Afterwards, all the staff and students of Blank Plate eat together in a “family meal” at a long table together. It's a great way to catch up with each other over food and conversation. It's also a good time to introduce the students to all of The Point activities especially the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). This program is available to teens 18-24 and includes programming like ACTION, Visual Arts, Music and Writing, Capoeira, Circus, Theater, and a Men's and a Women's group six days a week. 

Stay tuned for more updates from Blank Plate! There's some new and interesting plans underway!

 We're always slicing and dicing in here. here's a small visual reference with size and types of cuts!

We're always slicing and dicing in here. here's a small visual reference with size and types of cuts!

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Blank Plate

Design. Cook. Transform. Blank Plate Project is a creative culinary “design/cook” program, begun in Hunts Point, South Bronx that sparks community development through a combination of design-led imaginative activities and chef-led demonstrations for weekly community dinners, or culminating in a community event. By learning through a design sensibility, applied personal experiences, and industry-relevant culinary skills, students develop the creative capital, neighborhood stewardship, and food justice advocacy skills necessary for their own success and for the future of their community. Over the course of each Blank Plate workshop, students learn creative culinary skills and plan a final dinner event of their own imagination. Blank Plate is a different kind of cooking class. Together, we design, cook, and transform.