Exploring the world through food is an interest that’s only grown over the years. But menuing international flavors isn’t only an opportunity for kids to try new tastes. It’s also a chance to bring inclusivity, diversity and global representation into the cafeteria.
Help your students discover global flavors and cultures with our spins on these international foods.
Empanadas are popular, hand-held food made of dough that can be filled with your choice of ingredients, then baked or fried.
Argentines love their meat. Many restaurants have large, open grills, and home BBQ meals are frequent.
They’re proud of their talents, having produced five Nobel Laureates and countless athletes.
The landscape has everything – snowy mountains, long beaches, cold deserts and lush forests.
There are countless ways to define a curry, but it most commonly refers to a rich variety of spices – like turmeric, cumin and ginger – blended to form a powder or paste.
Common accompaniments include mango lassi (a thick yogurt-based drink) and baked flatbreads.
India is very diverse: over 1.3 billion people speak 1,652 dialects and study every major religion.
India is the birthplace of shampoo, originally using herbs and natural ingredients.
Moroccan food is known for being full of flavor and diversity, but at the base of most dishes you’ll find couscous – a traditional staple of Moroccan cuisine.
Many Moroccan dishes have a base of couscous, known as the national dish of Morocco.
It’s not uncommon to receive friendly offers of hospitality and mint tea from locals.
Outside of Hollywood, Morocco is one of the most popular places to film movies.
Pad Thai is one of the most well-known street foods in Thailand, incorporating stir-fried rice noodles and your choice of protein, veggie and sauce.
Thai culinary tradition uses all five tastes: salty, sour, sweet, spicy and bitter.
Because of the friendly and cheerful demeanor of its people, Thailand is known as The Land of Smiles.
The elephant is the national animal of Thailand.