5 Ways to Celebrate National Pasta Day!

1) Pasta Origins The first two things that come to mind when most people think of pasta are spaghetti and Italians. But there are many different types of pasta, from acini to ziti. What’s more, pasta’s origins don’t lie in Italy. Pasta has its origins in China where it was allegedly “discovered” for Europeans by Marco Polo. Pasta quickly gained popularity and started evolving into different … Continue reading 5 Ways to Celebrate National Pasta Day!

Cultural Geography through Food

It’s Geography Awareness Week! Celebrate & Learn Through Food Sarah Newman lives in Los Angeles, California, where she writes the blog Neesh Noosh: A Jewish Woman’s Year Long Journey to Find Faith in Food. She enjoys shopping at her local farmers markets and growing herbs and produce in her garden. When did your family immigrate to America? What foods are commonly eaten in the countries … Continue reading Cultural Geography through Food

The United States of Thanksgiving

UNITED STATES Here are delicious recipes that evoke each of the 50 states (and D.C. and Puerto Rico). Dig in, then tell us your choices. (New York Times) Use our resources to get some ideas about how native and immigrant cultures shape “American food.” Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including a link to today’s MapMaker Interactive map. … Continue reading The United States of Thanksgiving

A Recipe for Discovery

Studying geography brings similarities among people into light.  For one, everyone has to eat.  People around the world have developed unique tastes for food based on what their native environment provides. A great way to explore geography this summer is to try out a new global recipe. To find global recipes, check out these sites:   Try an African recipe and celebrate Africa with National … Continue reading A Recipe for Discovery