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