Cooking III — Potluck Party

Unit Outcomes

TIME:  2 weeks


  • Students (in pairs most likely) will select a Japanese dish that they will make and bring to our class’s potluck party.
  • Students will write the recipe in Japanese.
  • Students will prepared a grocery shopping list.
  • Students will make a list of their equipment needs.
  • Students will prepared their dish.

By the end of this unit, you will be able to:

  • select and read a variety of Japanese recipes—written in Japanese, of course, even ones of your own choosing.
  • work to comprehend the cooking process described in the recipe in a more independent and less guided way.
  • identify the new recipe’s required ingredients, amounts, and actions, as well as how to perform them.
  • explain how to make the selected new recipe—either orally or in writing.
  • make the new recipe on your own.

By the end of this unit, you will have learned:

  • how to read an authentic recipe—not one created for class by the instructor, dealing with all of the complexities and unfamiliar language found in it.
  • new vocabulary for ingredients.
  • more about Japanese food and cooking.
  • better cooking skills—practical, real–world, skills.