As a preparatory work the students were encouraged to analyze the most important paintings by Arcimboldo, a XVI century Italian painter known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of items such as fruits, fish, meat and vegetables. Afterwards the pupils created their own works of art depicting heads made of local food and using different techiniques: collage, painting, etc.
We visited the International School housed in the magnificent Ducal Palace of Colorno. Every year about 2000 students, coming from different parts of the world, attend the training courses of Italian cuisine for future chefs and someliers.
The students enjoyed the informative and hands-on demonstration class for cooks and could explore the most important parts of the school: the classrooms, the library, the kitchens, the cellar, the restaurant.
The first of december the pupils found an advent calendarin the hall. it was made of christmas socks full of spices and food. a
funny sensory pattern (touch and smell). Twice a week the children also found a message. On 19th of December they found a recipe for a spicy drink and all the material to make it and drink it together.