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Culinary Globe Trotters

A flavorful adventure expedition

Real world learning

Embark on a mouthwatering odyssey and unravel the mysteries of global cuisine! Have you ever been captivated by the aromatic spices of Indian and Thai curry or wondered about the Danish dinner table's unique delights? Are you intrigued by the role of olive oil in the Mediterranean diet? This tantalizing expedition welcomes curious taste explorers and challenges picky eaters to expand their culinary horizons.

Together, we'll dive into the geographic, historical, and cultural influences that shape the world's most delectable dishes, shedding light on the intriguing stories behind each recipe. As we savor these flavors, we'll discover how food unites people across borders and fosters meaningful connections.

Project creation

Students will select a recipe that is from a region in which they have no previous experience. They will explore the ingredients used in this recipe and report on geographical, historical, and cultural connections. Students will report on the links between this meal and the people who have close ties to this recipe.

Units & abilities

Units you will learn

  • World History 
  • Global Relations

Abilities you will practice

  • Effective Communications
  • Truth-Seeking
  • Creativity
  • Curiosity

Essential questions

  • What role does food play in our lives?
  • How are recipes created?
  • What connections do recipes have with geography, culture, and religion?
  • What are the benefits of learning about cuisines that are unfamiliar to us?
  • What can we learn from speaking to others about their experiences with food?
  • How does food connect people?