(Discover the World)
By Kerry Cordy
(You may use any higher level requirement as optional requirements.)
Penguin: Do three requirements including the two starred and one optional.
_____ 1 * Try a food from at least 3 different countries.
_____ 2.* Try a food that is eaten in several different countries, but may be prepared differently. An
example may be to try several different sausages, cheeses, or chocolates.
Otter: Do four requirements including the two starred and two optional.
_____ 1.* Do Penguin requirements 1 & 2. Try foods from 4 countries.
_____ 2. * Help to cook a recipe from another country.
Dolphin: Do five requirements including the two starred and three optional.
_____ 1.* Do Otter requirements 1 & 2. Try foods from at least 5 different countries. Help cook at least 2
_____ 2.* Choose 5 countries and find out what foods are grown there. Locate these countries on a map.
Butterfly: Do six requirements including the two starred and four optional.
_____ 1.* Do Dolphin requirements 1 & 2. Try foods from at least 6 countries and cook 3 recipes.
_____ 2.* Learn about popular spice combinations used in different countries. Try foods that use at least
three of the spice combinations you learned about.
Eagle: Do seven requirements including the two starred and five optional.
_____ 1.* Do Butterfly requirements 1 & 2.
_____ 2.* Learn about foods that are specific to various world holidays or religions. Examples might include:
Hanukkah – Latkes
St. Patrick’s Day – Corned Beef
Oktoberfest – Bratwurst
Diwali – Gulab Jamun
Chinese New Year – Peking Duck
_____ 3. Learn about at least 3 countries that eat insects. What type do they eat? How are they usually
_____ 4. Learn about some of the culture in the countries you have tried food from.
_____ 5. Visit an ethnic restaurant and eat an entire meal (at least three courses).
_____ 6. Tour an ethnic restaurant or interview to an ethnic chef.
_____ 7. Take a field trip to an ethnic market. How does it differ from the market you shop at?
_____ 8. Learn about at least 5 different cooking methods used around the world. Examples might include
BBQ, spit cooking, open fire cooking, boiling, pit cooking, bamboo steamers, banana leaf steaming, etc.
_____ 9. Learn about at least 10 different cooking or eating tools and utensils used around the world.
Examples might include:
Mortar and Pestle
Clay or Brick Stoves
Kabob sticks or skewers
Injera (African bread used as a plate and utensil)
_____ 11. Learn about careers that involve food from around the world. Examples might include a chef,
food critic, produce wholesaler, farmer, freight forwarder, etc.
_____ 12. Find out how foods are shipped to other countries. How do they keep them fresh? What forms
of transportation do they use?
_____ 13. Look through cookbooks from at least 5 different countries. How does the food differ?
_____ 14. Make a list of 10 of the strangest foods you can find that people eat around the world.
_____ 15. Watch a TV show or documentary about foods around the world.
_____ 16. Participate in a community service project that has something to do with food around the world.
One idea is to sponsor a “Who’s Hungry?” night to teach your community about the lack of food around the
Invite a group of people to dinner. When they arrive randomly divide them into groups. 1/5 will receive a
large dinner (spaghetti, roll, salad, milk), 3/5 will receive ½ cup of rice and a cup of broth, and the remaining
1/5 will receive a glass of water.
This is a general summation of the hungry people in the world and how many actually have enough to eat.
Get the statistics for your local community and combine your evening with a food drive for a local food bank.
_____ 17. Find out what the average family spends on food each year in at least 5 different countries. How
does America compare?
Websites: These websites are not associated with our program and we cannot guarantee their
content. Please do not surf the internet without your parent’s permission.
Recipes from Around the World.
Food Around the World
Photos of What the World Eats
Family Food Expenditures