Sweet Treats

Presented by

Mamta Israni

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Dessert means different things for different cultures. Some cultures consider cheese and fruit to be the most appropriate ending to a meal, while others believe a pudding is the best way to top off the meal. In South Asian countries, red beans, rice or sesame may be used in making sweet treats. In Greece, honey is a common ingredient for desserts. A variety of spices may be used to flavor, color or preserve (such as cinnamon, cloves and cardamom). Discover which cultures use these spices and why.

Students will explore a variety of desserts consumed by different cultures. They will examine why some cultures enjoy cakes, while others enjoy fried treats. Participants will examine their family recipes and traditions and compare them to those of other cultural groups.

Workshop Details

Region/Culture

Global-Multicultural

Subject(s)

Geography; Family and Consumer Science; Health; Social Studies; Science

Participants

25

Standard Length

45

Room Setup

Supplies/Equipment Needed:

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