Series: Food Production
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 settlement across more than two centuries since colonisation, to the multitude of influences on today’s cuisine. It is an engaging and easily-digested resource for lower to middle secondary students. Show Less
Travel with dynamic and engaging Chef Andrew Zimmern on a journey through a Mexican, Italian and Chinese grocery store. Viewers are introduced to the basics and unique ingredients of these countries as well as the food pyramid for each culture.
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, non-commercial basis. In recent decades however, some of Australia's bush tucker is being harvested commercially and sold around the world. Many will be familiar with our native meats - kangaroo, crocodile and emu - but there are dozens of plants and fruits that can form nutritious and very tasty additions to our diet. These foods include bush tomato, Davidson plums, Kakadu plums, macadamia nuts, mountain pepper and pepperberry, native mint, quandong, wattleseed and wild rosella. This highly engaging and interesting learning resource examines a range of Australian bush foods and looks at both traditional and commercial uses. Show Less
This program looks at how meat is presented for purchase to the consumer, showing what producers are doing to address dietary and health concerns.
This program covers: what allergens are; reactions and responses; rules and regulations; the role of food manufacturers in food safety; and the role of retailers and workers in food safety.
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 looks at the safe use of tools and equipment in the commercial kitchen. Show Less
Learn the basics of baking and cooking with this comprehensive programme. Discover the secrets of mouth-watering baked goods and basic meat preparation techniques.
Using the case studies of Brunetti's cafe in Melbourne, Australia and the milk company Pura, this programme show us the difference between batch processing and continuous processing.
This video shows how beer is packaged up to be sold.
This video will demonstrate one way to use chicken on the bone by making a casserole.
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 issues such as the use of antibiotics, growth promoters, and disease control; this programme is a comprehensive guide to this specialised area of food production in Australia. Warning: Some processing scenes may distress viewers. Show Less
In densely populated Chinese cities, modern life contrasts with timeless traditions. A high value is placed on hard work, family ties, ancient philosophies, good luck, and very fresh food. Chinese market vendors handle food with care. Seafood and chickens are alive. Shoppers seek perfect produce. Freshness is so important that some Chinese housewives shop twice daily for meals that are appreciated not only for fine flavours but also for their health-promoting properties. Join cookbook author and world traveller Paulette Mitchell in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Zhujiajiao, an ancient water town. See food markets that hum with activity both day and night. The Chinese come not only to shop but also to socialize and to savour noodles, dumplings, and many local specialties. The aromas and flavours are amazing. Show Less
Whether you're a newcomer to Chinese cooking or want to fine tune your skills, this video makes it easy to prepare healthful, classic Chinese dishes at home. Paulette Mitchell, cookbook author and world traveller, explains typical Asian ingredients, equipment, and techniques to guarantee success. She demonstrates Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry, Mapo Tofu with Wheat-Flour Noodles, and Egg Drop Soup. Show Less
This video shows how to prepare a quick and easy stir fry with vegetables.
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, boxed cake mix and clafouti. The recipes included in this film are featured in the resource pack. Show Less
This video demonstrates how to prepare a simple quick fish dish.
Agricultural processes have a large-scale impact on natural resources and ecosystems and many businesses are turning to technology to help. This video introduces some issues that agricultural technologies aim to address, including water scarcity, farm waste and sustainability, with insight from scientists at agricultural research institutes. A highly relevant resource for senior secondary and tertiary students studying design technology, earth and environmental sciences or agriculture. Show Less
Before agricultural technologies can be adopted by businesses, they need to be thoroughly tested and evaluated. This video looks at the techniques and systems researchers use to collect and evaluate data, such as internet-connected sensors and the SF6 tracer, with insight from scientists at agricultural research institutes. A highly relevant resource for senior secondary and tertiary students studying design technology, earth and environmental sciences or agriculture. Show Less
Join comedian Stevie Ray as he walks viewers step-by-step though the basics of stir-fry cooking. Learn about the essentials including the history the wok what utensils to use how to prepare rice and more! In a matter of minutes, Stevie prepares a simple and delicious chicken stir-fry. Show Less
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. Interviews with food innovators from the Monash Food Innovation Centre and CSIRO make this key viewing for food studies at a senior secondary level or higher. Show Less
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 waste, via new food products. How do businesses choose a problem to focus on, and what are the initial steps in the food design process to turn the bud of an idea into a feasible concept? Ideal for senior-secondary and higher education audiences, this programme explores these questions. Show Less
How does food get from the farm to our table? In this program we trace the route cereals, fruits, vegetables and dairy products take to get from the point of origin to the consumer. We also explore why there are often several processing steps in between before it can reach your plate. Show Less
A short video providing insight into how our food be grown in 2030, with Tim Benton providing industry knowledge.
Plants and animals rely on each other for food and energy. This programme explains how animals and plants within an ecosystem are all interconnected. The programme opens with a brief explanation of why every living organism needs energy. It then describes how plants and animals obtain their food and energy. Food chains and food webs are examined and analysed. Finally, the programme outlines the important role of scavengers and decomposers in an ecosystem. Show Less
Join chef and award-winning cookbook author Paulette Mitchell as she walks down grand boulevards and wanders through cobblestone streets in Paris, Nice, and Marseille while savouring the wonderful flavours and memorable sights of France. Visit sidewalk cafes and food markets, where you can see and taste distinctive French ingredients. Learn about the French joie de vivre. Show Less