Southwest Jiaotong University in Chengdu has launched a culinary course as an elective, reports Chinanews.com.
Students taste a hot-pot dish in a culinary class at Southwest Jiaotong University in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, on June 12, 2018. [Photo: Chinanews.com]
Students taking the course can study the theoretical knowledge of cooking, including the traditional Chinese culinary culture, the history of classic dishes and the traits of cooking ingredients. Students can also practice their cooking skills and are taught the cooking methods of two dishes in every class. Many local Sichuan dishes are included in their curriculum.
Students finishing the eight-week course will gain two credit points. The course is reportedly very popular among students, as they are allowed to enjoy delicacies while obtaining academic credits.
Students practice cooking in a culinary course at Southwest Jiaotong University in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, on June 12, 2018. [Photo: Chinanews.com]
Luo Heng, a renowned chef, teaches the course, while the head chef of the school canteen serves as the teaching assistant. Luo said that the aim of the course was not to nurture great chefs but to help students acquire daily living skills and have a better understanding of life.