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A fun way to teach children about other countries and cultures is with food!
We often combine our geography, history, and literature lessons with cooking. This offers a creative (and tasty) way to learn about traditions and customs all around the world. It also gives our kids a chance to try new foods and learn basic food preparation skills.
Here are a few cookbooks to help your family discover food from around the world:
Around the World Cookbook by Abigail Johnson Dodge – In addition to more than 50 kid-friendly recipes from around the world, this book includes maps, basic kitchen skills, and interesting facts about each dish and the country it comes from. For ages 8-13.
Kids Around the World Cook!: The Best Foods and Recipes from Many Lands by Arlette N. Braman – This books include recipes for 20 dishes including drinks, breads, soups, entrees, and desserts from a variety of countries. Interesting history lessons and cultural links accompany ingredient lists and recipes. For ages 9 and up.
Cool World Cooking: Fun and Tasty Recipes for Kids! By Lisa Wagner – Find over 50 recipes from Africa, China, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico and the Middle East. Each recipe includes detailed photos and step-by-step instructions. For ages 8-12.
The Science Chef Travels Around the World: Fun Food Experiments and Recipes for Kids by Joan D’Amico – Include science lessons into your cooking too! This fun book includes information about different countries, the types of foods found there, several recipes, as well as a related science activity. For ages 9 and up.
The Kids’ Multicultural Cookbook (Kids Can!) by Deanna F. Cook – The author shares recipes, fun facts, activities, photos, and more from her travels to more than 40 countries. For ages 8 and up.
Cooking Up Some World History: 50 Authentic, Easy-to-Make Recipes from All Periods of World History! by Sunflower Education – This book not only includes recipes from around the world, but also from different time periods – a perfect way to combine history and geography. You will find historically accurate recipes from Ancient China, Classical Greece, the Renaissance and more. For ages 5-12
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