Dishes From Two Nations

Dishes From Two Nations
Main Topic
Empowerment and Inclusion – Ethnic Identity
Additional Topic(s)
Empowerment and Inclusion – Cultural Identity
Empowerment and Inclusion – Diversity
2-4 hours
Implementation Mode
Indoor F2F
● Getting to know different national dishes

● Dealing with different cultures and different cuisine

● Develop a sense of team spirit through cooking or eating together

Expected Results

Many groups are multicultural. We can learn so much from each other. In this activity we will learn about culinary differences across cultures. Young people get to know different national dishes and cook/eat them together. This is how communication about cultures can develop.
Overview of Activity
Every nation, every culture or every country has its own dishes. Often even regions within a country have their own dishes. In this activity, you will learn about dishes from different cultures.
Description of Activity
1. Ask in your own group.

a. Are there different nationalities within the group?

b. Do you have parents or grandparents who come from other countries?

2. Agree on two different cultures or nationalities and sit down together.

3. Which national dish do you associate with this culture, this nation? Discuss the dish and get a recipe.

4. Write an ingredient list. Can you get these ingredients? How about if you either go shopping together or if everyone brings something from home? Also think about where you can buy the ingredients, you may have to switch to alternatives for the ingredients, not all ingredients can be bought in all countries.

5. Think about which cooking utensils you need. You may need to bring some from home.

6. Get the ingredients and prepare the dishes together. What can you learn from each other? Is there a special technique to cook the dishes?

7. Sit down together at the table and enjoy the dishes.

8. Reflect: from which nation do these dishes come? What is associated with them? Is there a similar dish from your culture or nation?

9. Research together on the origin of the dish and why it is considered a national dish.

10. Alternatively, if you don't have a communal kitchen: prepare the dishes at home or ask someone to prepare them for you. Then eat the dishes all together.
Sources & Additional Materials
● Recipes

● Ingredients

● Kitchen and or a place to eat
Additional Notes

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