Your teacher will assign one of the following regions for you to research:
As you research this region, answer the following questions:
1. What foods are important to this region?
2. What are the cultural and ethnic influences?
3. Are there any important holidays and festivals associated with this region?
Finally, you are going to research specific regional foods on the What's Cooking America Website. Your teacher will again assign you one specific region to research. You can find links to each specific region below:
- Deep South: Alabama - Florida - Georgia – Mississippi
- Far West: California - Hawaii - Nevada
- Great Lakes: Illinois - Indiana - Michigan - Minnesota - Ohio – Wisconsin
- New England: Connecticut - Maine - Massachusetts - New Hampshire - Rhode Island – Vermont
- Mid-Atlantic: Delaware - Maryland - New Jersey - New York - Pennsylvania - District of Columbia (Washington D.C.)
- Midwest/Plains: Arkansas - Iowa - Kansas - Missouri - Nebraska - North Dakota - Oklahoma - South Dakota
- Pacific Northwest: Alaska - Oregon - Washington - Idaho – Montana
- Southeast: Kentucky - North Carolina - South Carolina - Tennessee - Virginia -West Virginia
- Southwest: Arizona - New Mexico - Texas - Utah\
- South Central: Louisiana
Choose two of the weirdest recipes from your assigned region and take notes on them. Write down:
1. the history of the food, its relationship to cultural and ethnic history, and any holidays it is associated with.
2. When it is typically eaten (i.e. for breakfast, lunch, dinner, etc).
3. Does this food appeal to you? Why or why not?4.
Is this food similar to a food you eat in your home country? If so, tell us about it.