This is how it all began:
"How can we get the Dads more interested in homeschooling?" I asked my friend Laura.
"Food," she replied.
Then we brainstormed. What if we made authentic recipes for geography the coming year. We started with Switzerland making fondue using cheese from Switzerland. We spent most of our grocery budgets on one meal.
"Maybe we should tweak authentic recipes to make them affordable," we decided together. And we were off on a wild adventure of seeking recipes our family would love to cook and eat, but would line up with what we were studying. We added cooking to Ancient History, Geography, American History, and Middle Ages studies.
We didn't realize how much fun food would add to schoolwork or co-op studies.
When we were creating menus or making recipes, it helped to bring alive the place or time period we were studying.
When we studied Ancient History, we collected all kinds of recipes based on foods and meals people in these ancient civilizations ate. Onion and leeks are mentioned in Scripture as foods the Israelites ate in Egypt, so we included those foods in some of our recipes. We learned that the Persians loved desserts, so we had to find some Persian dessert recipes. We've included all those recipes in our Ancient History Cookbook.
We loved studying American History in the kitchen. We discovered all kinds of recipes from Native Americans, Founding Fathers, inns, and old cookbooks. What fun! You can enjoy the fruit of all our research in American History Cookbook. You can purchase American History Cookbook at Amazon. The E-book is available at PayHip or Currclick.
I encourage you to study history in the kitchen. You will learn something and it will taste delicious.