The Development of Food Cultures chapter 2



ACTIVITY 1: WHAT IS A FOOD CULTURE? Complete the cut and paste match up game by sorting the traditional foods with the countries you think they come from.

DISCUSSION: Using the information from your cut and paste activity and from your own life experiences, discuss what you think defines a 'Culture'.

BRAINSTORM: Read the first column of information on page 18 of the text ‘Food Cultures and Cuisines from around the world’. As a class, try to define what you believe to be our ‘Australian Culture’ - what are our influences on food production, climate, religion, meal structure and traditional foods?



TEXT SUMMARY: Read pages 18-20 of the text and summarise the information on Ethiopia by completing the bubble mind map diagram found on Canvas.

TASTE TEST:  You will be given a traditional Teff Pancake to eat in class. Using traditional “meal structure” traditions, the oldest person is to get their food first and the youngest is to get their food the last. You are only allowed to eat with your right hand. How does is taste? Discuss...

HOMEWORK: Finish the bubble mind map on Ethiopian culture and submit to Canvas.



VIDEO: Watch the following 50 min video on Lebanon Food Documentary (stop at 46min). Make notes on the following from the video:

  • What are some of the staple foods found in Lebanon?
  • What are some of the food cultures found in Lebanon?
  • What is fish considered a special dish?
  • What is mezze?
  • What dairy products do they produce in Lebanon?

DISCUSSION: How does Lebanon’s food cuisine and culture differ from Ethiopias?

Get ready to cook....
Food we will be cooking includes Tabouli, Baba Ghanoush, Hummus, Lamb Kofta and Flat Bread - find these recipes on Canvas

HOMEWORK: Complete the Ethiopia vs Lebanon venn diagram found on Canvas by using the information in the video above and by also reading pages 21-23 of the text. Submit this work to Canvas once completed.



TUNING IN: What do you know about Mediterranean cuisine/culture? What foods can you think of that are Spanish inspired? Add your comments to the group's Padlet page.

ACTIVITY: Read pages 25-28 and use the information to create an Adobe Spark page using the six headings in the chapter as topic headers for guidance. Your webpage also needs to include pictures, 3 traditional recipes (one entree, main and dessert) and a map of the region.

Get ready to cook....
Food we will be cooking includes Spanish Paella and Churros with Chocolate Dipping Sauce - find these recipes on Canvas

HOMEWORK: Upload your Adobe Spark Page URL on Spanish culture to Canvas.



DISCUSSION: Ask students to share what they know about Indian culture

VIDEO: Watch ‘Global Cuisine: India’ video on Clickview (11 min) and fill in information around on the map of India with details regarding the differences between the north and south culture of the country.

TASTE TEST: Following Indian customs sit on the floor to taste test a variety of breads using your right hand. Foods to try include naan, roti, parathas and chaptis. Complete a sensory evaluation for each bread including comments on the appearance, aroma, taste and texture.

Get ready to cook...
We will be cooking Butter Chicken and Sweet Potato Parathas - find these recipes on Canvas

HOMEWORK: Read pages 28-30 about Indian culture and fill in more information about this country on the inside space of the map. Upload this completed map to Canvas.



TUNING IN: In pairs try to match up the correct food name, food picture and food description of the cut outs given to you.

TASTE TEST: You will be given a commercial miso soup to drink in class. Complete the sensory evaluation table (Activity 2.3) on page 34 of the text. You will be required to make the miso soup recipe at home and complete a second analysis of this dish.

VIDEO: Watch ‘Global Cuisine: Japan’ on Clickview (11 min)

Get ready to cook....
We will be cooking Soba Noodle Salad - find these recipes on Canvas

HOMEWORK: Cook miso soup at home following Activity 2.3 on page 34 of you text and complete the sensory evaluation table comparing this soup to the one you drank in class. You are required to submit a video of you making this soup at home as well as the sensory comparison table completed to Canvas.



TEXT READING: Read the rest of the chapter pages 31-38 and answer the Quiz Question on Canvas.

HOMEWORK: Complete the set out Quiz Questions on Canvas for marking.


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