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23 08, 2017

Hanukkah projects – Jewish holidays

By |2018-04-09T23:07:29-07:00August 23rd, 2017|Religion, West Asia|0 Comments

Potato latkes cooked in oil are a traditional Hanukkah food Hanukkah is first and foremost a holiday about olive oil, so a good way to get to know Hanukkah better is to fry some kind of food in olive oil. Usually people make latkes, or grated vegetable pancakes. Here's a super-healthy recipe for latkes that [...]

22 06, 2017

Where did figs come from? History of figs

By |2019-09-15T07:10:04-07:00June 22nd, 2017|Africa|4 Comments

Some raw figs: History of figs Where are wild figs from? Wild fig trees first grew in Africa and West Asia and South Asia and around the Mediterranean Sea beginning probably about a hundred million years ago, in the time of the dinosaurs. The Cretaceous period Flowering plants History of food When did [...]

22 06, 2017

Best sweet potato pie recipe

By |2017-06-22T02:30:59-07:00June 22nd, 2017|Food, North America|0 Comments

Sweet potato pie You can make a sweet potato pie at home, to find out more about sweet potatoes. Start by peeling 3 medium-sized red garnet sweet potatoes (they might call them yams at the store). Use a very sharp knife to cut up the sweet potatoes into smaller chunks (quarters or eighths). [...]

22 06, 2017

How to separate eggs – Food history project

By |2017-06-22T02:20:29-07:00June 22nd, 2017|Food, Southeast Asia|2 Comments

Cracked egg: see the yolk and the white? For a lot of more advanced cooking, you need to be able to separate eggs. You separate eggs by separating the yellow yolk part from the transparent "white" part. (The white is the part that would turn white if you cooked the egg). You need [...]

22 06, 2017

Popping popcorn – Central American food project

By |2017-06-22T02:11:42-07:00June 22nd, 2017|Central America, Food|0 Comments

Popcorn Corn's not as good for you as carrot sticks or salad, but still you can make a pretty healthy snack that tastes good by making popcorn. To make popcorn the way the Aztecs did it, you'll need to get some regular popping corn (not microwave popcorn). They'll have it at the grocery [...]

22 06, 2017

Healthy refried beans – Food history project

By |2017-12-05T15:48:46-07:00June 22nd, 2017|Central America, Food|0 Comments

Tacos with refried beans inside (thanks to Taco Bell) You've probably already eaten refried beans lots of times, but if you haven't, why not start now by having a taco with refried beans in it for lunch or dinner? Mexican restaurants There are lots of Mexican restaurants all over the United States where [...]

22 06, 2017

How to make pie crust – Food history projects

By |2018-04-19T15:42:19-07:00June 22nd, 2017|Food, North America|0 Comments

A boughten pie crust You can make a pie crust to go with your sweet potato pie or any other pie you make. All pies pretty much use the same recipe for the crust. For a basic pie crust, you'll need a cup of flour and a third of a cup of butter. [...]

22 06, 2017

How to make Peruvian peanut stew

By |2018-04-19T15:03:05-07:00June 22nd, 2017|Food, South America|0 Comments

Clay model of Moche people eating To eat what Chavin or Moche or Nazca people might have eaten, try making this delicious Peruvian stew. It's filling and vegan! Fill a large saucepan about half full of water. Peel six potatoes and cut them into bite-size pieces, and put them in the water to [...]

22 06, 2017

Easy lentil soup recipe – Cooking up History

By |2017-06-22T01:46:02-07:00June 22nd, 2017|Food, West Asia|0 Comments

Ethiopian food Three suggestions for projects with lentils: 1) Go to an Indian or Ethiopian restaurant and try something with lentils in it. 2) Make lentil soup at home. Here's a recipe: In a large saucepan, put a few spoonsful of olive oil. Chop an onion and two stalks of celery and two [...]