Global cooking Map

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We are all very happy to share our “International Recipe Book”, thank you very much to Ms Griffin who has compiled all the recipes


New Friends from India in Sight

They study in DPS Bangalore South, located in Karnataka – said to be the technology hub of India. You can see them on google maps here. Here is a sneak peek into their school (link), they are 5th graders going to 6th grade. Our new session starts from May. Below is a picture of the  master chefs with their science teacher, Ms. Kamal Preet.


Our New friends welcome us and want to share the  amazing work they have done! Do not miss the beautiful pictures and the information they share ! Awesome!

Our School

Did you know that Traditionally, Indian food is served on a rug on the floor and people are supposed to sit in a circle and this has changed in the recent times? 

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Read about this:

_Table Manners in India

“No Forks, Spoons or Plates. Food is usually served on Plantain Leaves. You have to use your hands, as it is not really possible to use a knife on a leaf” said the kids  

Read about this cultural aspect 

_Traditional dining etiquette of Karnataka

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Did you know that the usage of spoons and forks is prevalent in the urban areas of North India and food like curry or vegetables is generally not touched with hands.? When flatbreads such as chapati, roti, or naan are served with the meal, it is acceptable to use pieces of them to gather food and sop up gravies and curries. In South India, it is considered ill mannered to let your food stain the outside of your fingers or palm while eating and food is to be eaten only with the tip of the fingers.

By Ms Preet´s class

Read about this :

Food Etiquette in India

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5_Science behind common traditions

Do you know why indian people sit cross-legged an eat?


Why Indian people fast?

The underlying principle behind fasting is to be found in Ayurveda. This ancient Indian medical system sees the basic cause of many diseases as the accumulation of toxic materials in the digestive system. Regular cleansing of toxic materials keeps one healthy. By fasting, the digestive organs get rest and all body mechanisms are cleansed and corrected. A complete fast is good for health, and the occasional intake of warm lemon juice during the period of fasting prevents the flatulence. Research suggests there are major health benefits to caloric restriction like reduced risks of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, immune disorders etc.

By students Dps of Bangalore South

World Famous Kansas City BBQ

Kansas City BBQ


In Kansas Students had WONDERFUL idea they organised  a ” Classroom Food Sharing Day”.  Students were encouraged to bring in a family traditional dish.  Many desserts were brought.  Here are some of the dishes:  Oreo Cookie pudding dessert, Chicken fried rice, Apple Pie, Apple dumplings, brownies, No Bake Cookies, 7-Up Cake, Lemon dessert squares.

Students were stuff and appreciative of the sharing time!


Many people from all over the world travel to Kansas City to try its world famous BBQ.  We host many BBQ championships that attract people from all over the world.  The most famous BBQ competition is called the American Royal World Series of Barbecue. This competition is held in the Fall in the month of October.   The American Royal began in the Kansas City Stockyards as a National Hereford Show.  Now it has grown into much more including hosting one of the World’s Largest BBQ’s.

We live in a region that is predominately farming and cattle production communities. That is why this celebration happens in honor of all the hard working farmers/stock owners.  Even though, Kansas City is a large metropolitan city, our traditions of long ago, still exist.

What makes our BBQ different than all the rest?

Everyone around the world does BBQ differently.  But in Kansas City, we like our BBQ sauce sweet, thick, smoky, and tangy.  We don’t like large amounts of high-fructose corn syrup that fills most BBQ sauces sold on the grocery shelves.  We actually have a little secret for sweetening our sauce that is totally natural, sweet but not too sweet, and full of flavor….it is molasses.  The other big secret about Kansas City BBQ sauce is it is easy to make in your own kitchen.   After making, you can dip any of your favorite meats or braise a brisket with it.

By Ms Friesen´s class


Why do you think that cartoonist Charlie Podrebarac who lives in Kansas City has thought of drawing this cartoon?

Charlie Podrebarac  is Kansas City’s favorite cartoonist. His Cowtown cartoons have chronicled Kansas City culture for more than three decades. His affection for his hometown, including its barbecue traditions are evident!


We love NYC and its food

Are  you ready to read a great recipe of chocolate chip cookies?

Do you know why Americans like chocolate chip cookies?

Find the answer in the presentation!


Ms Susan Wallace and her class decided to share some school food traditions, here you can read how students spend lunch time in Main Street School, Irvington NY

Students have the option of bringing lunch from home or purchasing lunch in the school cafeteria.  If students bring lunch from home, they are encouraged to put their food in reusable containers and use a lunchbox, not a paper bag.  We try to be as “green” as possible.  There is a menu in the cafeteria as follows (sometimes the options change):

Monday:            Hot Chicken Sandwich

Tuesday:              Breakfast for lunch – pancakes or French Toast sticks

Wednesday:        Macaroni and Cheese

Thursday:            Tacos

Friday:                 Pizza Day!

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These are Ms Wallace´s students, they are at the school cafeteria

Additionally there are always other choices:  sandwiches, bagels, yogurt, soup.When students buy their lunch, they are also given a vegetable, fruit and a container of milk.

There are options to purchase additional snacks such as chips, cookies and granola bars and drinks such as “Switch” flavored drink.

Students go to lunch with three other classes in fifth grade, so there is a total of about 60 students.  We have lunch from 12:50-1:45 There is 20 minutes to eat lunch (which is always inside the cafeteria) and 25 minutes to go outside and play.  When the weather is bad, students stay indoors and play board games, draw, do puzzles, etc.  We also have lunch clubs, which students can participate in.  They are:  TV Club, Math League, Garden Club and Homework Club.  If a student is in a club, they eat their lunch with the teacher running the club and spend their play time there as well.

Outside, we have two basketball hoops, a playground, boxball and hopscotch “boards” painted on the ground.  We also have a large grassy field, and students love to play soccer and football!  Spider tag is another popular game!

BY Ms Wallace´s class

Here you can see NYC researchers working on the global cooking project



Indian Most Exotic Cuisine

Wow! Look at our friends in India, they look like real chefs! They are doing research about Indian cuisine and they have also designed a blog to share their findings.

Click here to read the blog

See to this delicious dish!

Here our Indian fiends have shared a yummy dessert!



The cuisine in India is as vast and wide ranging as its multi ethnic culture. The delicious and the exotic dishes of India are marked by the subtle uses of spices and herbs. Indian cuisines vary widely from region to region. Different regions adopt different cuisines. India is proud to serve the most diverse cuisine in the whole world. 

Every region has its own specialties and different way of cooking. The style of cooking, flavor and their specialties change with the landscapes. Most of the Indian cuisines are vegetarian but the Indians also love non-vegetarian delicacies cooked out of fish, lamb, goat, chicken and other meats. Food has always been important to the culture of India.

Spices and aromatics are the very heart of Indian cooking. Flowers, leaves, roots, bark, seeds and bulbs (the simplest of natural ingredients) are used in endless combinations to produce an infinite variety of flavors: sweet, sharp, hot, sour, spicy, aromatic, tart, mild, fragrant or pungent. Their tastes and aromas combine to create a kaleidoscope of exotic flavors to delight the plate. 

By Ms Garg´s class


England and the Bloor Family

Traditional English Food for #tastylife16 | Planet Bloor

Traditional English Food for #tastylife16 | Planet Bloor

The Bloor kids say:

“We enjoy a variety of foods here in the UK, from main meals to snacks to desserts. And let’s not tea time, we are known for our love of our afternoon tea! We are very excited to join a project called Global Cooking, Global Fun.”

“Sometime next week, we are going to be cooking scones live via Google Hangouts on Air while her students and another class cook along with us! How exciting is that?”

“This is a brief idea of the types of food we eat:

English Breakfast

Although lots of English people eat the Full English Breakfast consisting of: bacon, eggs, sausages, mushrooms and baked beans, the most common breakfast, in England, is actually just cereal. The most popular types of cereal are made out of wheat, oats or corn, such as: porridge, corn flakes, muesli and Weetabix. Tea is also very popular in England to drink with breakfast.

Sunday Roast

A very popular English tradition is the Sunday Roast, which is a big meal eaten by the entire family, on Sunday for lunch. This consists of a roast meat with gravy, and a few different types of vegetables (usually including potatoes).

Traditional Dinner

The traditional English dinner is mostly the same as the Sunday roast, with meat and vegetables, but just less of it. Although now, most people in England actually eat curry for dinner! People still eat loads of different vegetables with their dinner including: peas, carrots, broccoli, cucumber, cress and fresh salad leaves.

Other Traditional Meals

  • Fish and chips
  • Victoria sponge cake
  • Bangers and mash – sausages and mashed potato
  • Pies – Shepherd’s pie, pork pie, steak pie, apple pie
  • Yorkshire pudding – a dish made out of batter and eaten with beef and gravy, and although it has pudding in its name it can also be eaten as a starter or main meal


Amazingly, many people now consider curry as the national dish of England, that’s how popular it is. We have it once or twice a week, as we love it too!”

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Getting the SCONES ready!

Scones resemble the texture of cake, but taste like bread, they are made with wheat, and are sometimes glazed with egg. They usually have a sweet taste, and are traditionally eaten at tea time, a small meal between lunch and dinner, and are served with a pot of tea, clotted cream and jam.

The first scones were round and flat, they were made out of oats, and cooked on a griddle, then cut into triangles to serve. Now, most scones are served round, made out of wheat, and cooked in the oven. There are lots of variations of scones that can be served with different things, but they are most commonly served with jam and cream.

There are two different ways to pronounce the word scone. The first rhymes with gone, and the second rhymes with cone. In the UK, the most common pronunciation is the first way, rhyming with gone.

By Planet Bloor





Scones became popular and an essential part of the fashionable ritual of taking tea in England when Anna, the Duchess of Bedford (1788 – 1861), one late afternoon, ordered the servants to bring tea and some sweet breads, which included scones.

She was so delighted by this, that she ordered it every afternoon and what now has become an English tradition is the “Afternoon Tea Time”.

They are still served daily with the traditional clotted cream topping in Britain