We learned a secret about teaching geography and history.
Geography and history can taste good!
My children love to cook and bake their way through time and around the world.
We discovered that Thomas Jefferson was a foodie and he loved French food. Martha and George Washington were known for their delightful hospitality, as well as their delicious food. What fun to dig up old recipes and modernize them so we could enjoy them, too. You can enjoy some of our American history recipes in American History Cookbook.
When we studied geography in homeschool co-op, our family chose a country to research each month. Part of our research was food.
We discovered what foods are popular. This was quite a surprise. We found out that guinea pig was popular in South America (yuck!) and Kangaroo in Australia (what about Katie No-Pocket?). But, beyond that we discovered some amazing dishes.
Tres Leches Cake is a new family favorite discovered when we researched Central America. Paella is delicious! We discovered it researching Spain. When we did a "Celebrate Christmas in Sweden" unit study, we discovered St. Lucia Buns and Swedish Meatballs. Yummy! If you want to taste these and other recipes, you can find them in our Travel God's World Cookbook.
You can also discover popular foods when you travel. Our family traveled to the Netherlands a few years ago and discovered a potato/carrot dish. We make it at home now as part of our normal monthly menus. It's like mashed potatoes, but you boil carrots with the potatoes and mash them together. I love it!
When I went to Mexico, I was teased because I kept eating Caesar Salad. A few years later, I discovered that Caesar Salad was created in Mexico for Americans who crossed the border from California. We were studying the 20th Century and investigating popular foods.
When we studied Ancient History, we learning that sharing recipes is as old as time itself. Archaeologists have unearthed recipes in their dig sites so we can learn what Ancient Sumerians, Egyptians, and Hebrews ate.
We have adapted some of those recipes too, adding our creative imagination to enjoy "Ancient History Food." You can enjoy our Ancient History Cookbook, too.
Why not try it just once. Investigate what foods were popular in the time period or place you are studying. Adapt the recipe and make it for lunch or dinner.
Our newest cookbook is Travel God's World Cookbook. You can purchase the Travel God's World Cookbook at Amazon. The E-book is available at PayHip or Currclick.
God bless you and your family! We hope you try out the adventure of cooking your way through time and around the world.
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