The Atelier of Taste is about places that we gather, such as kitchens--places of life and relationships. These daily encounters with others are spaces to think together and share stories, traditions, and values. What does this mean in our own contexts? How do we bring food not only to nurture us, but to feed the soul and mind, thinking of food as a way to share memories and our sense of who we are. In this webinar, participants are invited to experience how food is connected to seasonal traditions and holidays.
About our presenter, in her own words:
I received my degree in psychology and early childhood education and went on to receive my Playworker's certificate in outdoor learning. I have been in studies with the Reggio Emilia approach for the past 26 years and an educational consultant for 20 years. From 2005-2015 operated and owned Acorn School, a Reggio inspired preschool and research lab for educators.
I am an advocate for children's rights as citizens in constructing their own identity and place in society. Educators are also the supporters and researchers alongside children. The view of the educator, others who work with children, and family contribute to children's inquiry and interest, keeping in mind the rights of children.
In my years of working with children, families, and professionals, I have shared my passion, values, and traditions on food education. I believe that food tells the stories of our lives. It should be a significant part of the everydayness of children as well. I continue to share and speak on the importance of food as a way of life, ethics, values, and storytelling.