Life as a Culinary Student: Getting to Know Churros

From by Institute of Culinary Education
Life as a Culinary Student: Getting to Know Churros


By Lauren Jessen—Student, School of Culinary Arts and Culinary Management


Learning about the history of food is an excellent way to understand why we cook the way we do today. Some flavors and ingredients from years ago have long been forgotten, yet many have been modernized with the changing times. Just like music, art or theater, food reflects the culture of different regions around the world and provides insight into our values and traditions.

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As a student of cooking, I was immediately intrigued when I came across a listing for an event called “The Masters of Social Gastronomy: Fried Foods” at ICE. A look into the history and science behind fried foods? An examination of the how churros became popular in America? A live churro-making demonstration? Sign me up!


Read on to learn more about the history and science of churros.