Tuesday, August 11, 2009
This summer we held a class in the Central District of Seattle at a Seattle Housing Authority living facility. There class participants possessed varying levels of cooking and food experience, but we were able to introduce many new foods and techniques to nearly every participant. While we were making yogurt parfaits one participant admitted to never having tried yogurt before. She was extremely nervous and very hesitant to try the parfaits. With some encouraging from the OFL staff and other classmates the class participant took a small bite from her strawberry, blueberry, and honey parfait. Immediately after her first ever taste of yogurt the class participant exclaimed, “Mmmmm, this is good! I should have been eating this a long time ago!” Everyone in the classroom cheered and we were all excited to share the moment together.