Cooking Light 

Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Cooking Light 

  • Host University

    Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

  • Location

    Florence, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Culinary Arts, Dietetics, Nutrition and Food Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Culinary Arts Majors only

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Recent decades of food service have been characterized by a gradual and constant development of nutritional awareness and a more informed approach to food. The aim of the course is not only to offer students techniques for a healthier approach to cooking; this course will focus on cooking techniques that can be applied in order to reduce fat consumption and also become emblems of contemporary cuisine. Flavor extraction methods, flavoring methods, pressure cooking and sous vide cooking, marinades and brines, and the use of alternative fats are some of the foundations of contemporary chefs. Students will learn how these techniques can be used to develop a fine dining cuisine that can be healthier yet not necessarily health-fanatic. This class includes experiential learning with CEMI.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations