This site is ideal for planning task-based French listening and speaking activities. It can be used for multimedia cultural projects as well as for teaching vocabulary and grammar: students can watch the preparation of a dish, discuss the ingredients used and describe the dish.
In this blog, the French chef Stéphane Riss presents dishes, restaurants, cooking techniques and chefs that he likes. The website mainly contains videos (with very short texts) from the author and other chefs, as well as a list of news (eg. restaurant openings and awards) related to cooking. Due to the technical vocabulary and speakers’ diction, this learning material is most suited for high intermediate to advanced French courses, in particular for listening and speaking activities. It can be used to practice vocabulary related to food and the imperative form, as well as to generate discussions on tastes and personal experiences with food
- What food items are you going to need?
- What utensils will you be using?
- What are you going to do first?
- What will you do next?
- How long will each step take?