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Series: Food Technology


A History of Australian Food

A History of Australian Food

What do magpies, dugongs, goannas, yams, pie floaters, European vegetables and swans have in common? This clip explains, as animated pair Norman and Miranda serve up a timeline of Australian culinary history – from millennia before British...Show More
All About Bush Foods: Traditional and Commercial Uses

All About Bush Foods: Traditional and Commercial Uses

Bush foods - or bush tucker - have been consumed for thousands of years in Australia, and it makes us unique in the world when it comes to cuisine. For most of the time humans have been consuming bush foods they have done so on a non-cultivated,...Show More
All About Food Additives

All About Food Additives

Most foods that we purchase for every day consumption and those that we eat a little less often contain additives of various descriptions. In fact humans have been using food additives for thousands of years, including salt, spices, colourings...Show More
All About Meat

All About Meat

This program looks at how meat is presented for purchase to the consumer, showing what producers are doing to address dietary and health concerns.
All About Nutrients

All About Nutrients

Our body does not function efficiently without the correct amounts of specific nutrients. Diet related diseases result from excessive quantities of some foods and their associated nutrients. Insufficient quantities of certain nutrients can also...Show More
Amazing Eggs

Amazing Eggs

Eggs are one of the most versatile ingredients we have. Whether it's a delicious sweet cake, a savoury omelette, or just a perfectly poached egg, there is almost no limit to the beautiful foods you can make using an egg. In this practical...Show More
Amazing Grains

Amazing Grains

Grains are the "staff of life". Do your students think grain comes in a cereal box or a plastic wrapped loaf of bread? This program is a quick tour through the world of grains from staples such as rice, wheat and corn to lesser known grains such...Show More
Avoid that Hazard: Equipment Safety in the Kitchen

Avoid that Hazard: Equipment Safety in the Kitchen

Hazards in the kitchen come in all shapes and sizes, from knives and hot oil, to pressure cookers, refrigerators, cookers and microwaves. It's important for students to learn how to identify potential dangers and avoid them. This programme...Show More
Basic Techniques

Basic Techniques

The first in a two-part series, this practical guide looks at many basic techniques used in cake decorating.
Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

This program focuses on the preparation of meals and their presentation. We first look at the range of knives used by chefs. Presentation and garnishes come next, including julienne vegetables, deep fried vegetable crisps, turned mushrooms,...Show More
Beyond the Basics

Beyond the Basics

This programme looks at more advanced techniques used in cake decorating, including doing transfers, coloured piping and collars and three different techniques for creating icing roses.
Bringing It to the Boil: Basic Moist Cooking Methods and Food Storage

Bringing It to the Boil: Basic Moist Cooking Methods and Food Storage

This instructive programme explains the "moist heat" cooking methods such as boiling, blanching, poaching, steaming, stewing and braising, as well as microwave cooking.
Chemistry of Cooking: What Happens Inside a Sponge Cake?

Chemistry of Cooking: What Happens Inside a Sponge Cake?

It is useful to understand what actually happens to food when it is prepared and cooked. This film examines the physical and chemical changes that take place. Set in a commercial kitchen, a simple egg sponge is used to demonstrate processes...Show More
Chicken Chasseur Using Chicken for Sauté

Chicken Chasseur Using Chicken for Sauté

This video will demonstrate one way to use chicken on the bone by making a casserole.
Chicken: From Eggs to Takeaway

Chicken: From Eggs to Takeaway

Traces the production of chicken meat, from newly hatched eggs to the processed meat we buy from supermarkets and takeaway shops. Featuring a detailed description of processing techniques, food handling methods, and a discussion of industry...Show More
Cook and Finish a Basic Vegetable Dish

Cook and Finish a Basic Vegetable Dish

This video shows how to prepare a quick and easy stir fry with vegetables.
Cookies, Bars and Cakes

Cookies, Bars and Cakes

This programme will teach students the essential skills necessary to make delicious baked goods, looking specifically at: rolled sugar cookies, oatmeal, walnut and dried cranberry drop cookies, rice krispies, brownies, sponge cake, white cake,...Show More
Cooking a Basic Fish Dish

Cooking a Basic Fish Dish

This video demonstrates how to prepare a simple quick fish dish.
Cooking Techniques

Cooking Techniques

Do you know how to chop, dice and grate? How do you enhance the flavour of a dish simply by steaming, frying or grilling, and which method is best? What is rubbing in, creaming, melting in and whisking? How do you work with pastry successfully...Show More
Cultural Influences on Australian Foods

Cultural Influences on Australian Foods

Australian food is an eclectic blend of many different cultures. This program explores the origins of many popular Australian foods and what it is that makes them Australian. Beginning with the British colonisation and family favourites such as...Show More
Designing and Preparing a Meal

Designing and Preparing a Meal

The programme guides students through the process of selecting nutritious ingredients and adapting simple recipes to prepare a healthy and delicious lunch or main meal for themselves, or perhaps even their whole family. We demonstrate how to...Show More
Designing Menus for Healthy Diets

Designing Menus for Healthy Diets

This programme looks at the function of food and the nutrients that we require to maintain an adequate balanced diet. We find out how our nutritional requirements vary at different stages of the lifespan, and how we can design menus that will fit...Show More
Dietary Supplements: Health or Hype?

Dietary Supplements: Health or Hype?

Take a walk down the aisle of any supermarket or chemist these days and you are bound to be confronted by shelves full of nutrient supplements, ranging from vitamin A to zinc. But are they worth the price you pay for them? This information-packed...Show More
Emerging Food Drivers and Trends

Emerging Food Drivers and Trends

Consumer drivers are constantly evolving and have a major impact on the development, design and commercial success of new food products. This video discusses emerging drivers such as health and wellness, environmental concerns and animal welfare....Show More
Exploring the Problem

Exploring the Problem

Supermarket shelves are stocked high with products targeting popular food trends and diets but, as the resources on our planet become more precious, food businesses are moving towards solving real-world problems, like sustainability and food...Show More