An interview with Allergic to Salad founder Stacey Ornstein is live on WNYC’s “Design by Community: Case Studies of Resilience” program. Travel into the classroom for a couple minutes where students are excited about chomping on pumpkin seeds, and the teacher reminds her class of our #1 Rule: Taste everything.
“We joke that the first rule of the kitchen is try everything and the second rule is you don’t have to like it,” Stacey laughs. “It’s about letting them explore and letting them taste while they’re prepping the dish and seeing the components to it.” Individual ingredients have a different flavor and texture than the completed dish, and we will often let students taste herbs and seeds and sniff spices while we are cooking.
Check out the interview here. And remember to eat adventurously!