Erick Harcey grew up eating Swedish food, so when he became a professional chef and opened Upton 43, he wanted the food to represent the Swedish cuisine he knew and loved. By doing so, he is “staying true to who [he] is through food.” In this arts-enhanced journaling activity, think of a food that is “true to you” – where you are from, your culture, heritage, and background.
Tools/Resources: MN Original video clip, paper, pencil, crayons
- Watch the segment and discuss:
a. Why do you think what Erick Harcey ate as a child important to him as a chef?
b.“Staying true to who you are through food,” – what do you think he meant by this?
- Think of a food that is “true to you” – it can be a favorite food, or something that is important to your culture or background
- On a piece of paper, write down:
a. The name of the food
b. Why you like it “I like _____. It is ______.”
- On the same piece of paper, draw a picture of your favorite food
- Show your work to a family member or friend!