Astrid 10th Apr 2013
We do this at our monthly outdoor morning tea where I choose a country and we taste two foods. It could be from an elder's country of origin or just random choices. I display the country flag and or a map as well on the tasting table and serve it on appropriate crockery. eg Greek cookies on a pottery platter. It then becomes a conversation starter and elders share stories about that country or background as well as the food.
Solange 24th Nov 2012
Thanks Joanne for sharing your good ideas.
Joanne 22nd Nov 2012
We've done this with different types of chocolate flavours called "Gotta Love Chocolate"...chilli flavoured chocolate as well..I had the chocolates numbered in their silver foil, so as not to let them see what ones were being tasted. We've also tried different packets of chips called "Tantalise Your Tastebuds". A request is in the pipeline for different biscuits not usually served for afternoon/morning tea. We are mindful of diets, allergies etc too. Another idea could be berries for in the summer.
Donna 21st Jan 2010
We do this at our facility but I call it Paddock to Plate and we follow a product from production to plate. We have done Wheat to flour to bread, baking a loaf of bread in the unit and then tasting the warm bread. I found this great for the men as we are in a farming area and it was a great rememberence thing as well. Today we are doing Dairy and have a little cow and cheeses, milk and ice cream for tastings and discussion.