Hebridean Food: Cookery Demonstration

Interviews and Questions

If you were able to do the previous exercises quite easily, you might like to test yourself with something a bit more challenging now. You can listen to an interview with Isabel Graham here. If you need to you can also see a transcript of what she says.

Can you describe your own thoughts about what you’ve seen and heard in these videos? Here are some questions to start you thinking.

            How important is it to cook and eat fresh, locally produced food?
            Who might benefit from a cookery demonstration of this kind - local people or visitors? How?
            Would you like to taste some of the food Isabel was cooking? Why, or why not?
            Is it like the food you usually eat, or different? How?


            1. Write a short piece about the cookery demonstration. It could be a letter to a friend or relation, or a short article for a newspaper or magazine.
            2. Discuss what you’ve learned about Hebridean cooking in your class, or with friends or workmates.
            3. E-mail your thoughts to other learners who have watched the same videos, and start a discussion group about cookery. You could swap favourite recipes!