Welcome to "Around The World in 12 Dishes". We will be taking you on a journey around the world, (loosely) following in Phileas Fogg's footsteps, exploring 12 different countries with our children, by cooking 12 dishes with them. One for each country visited. Our children see maps, flags, books and even postcards about the world.Taste and smell don't often get explored, which is how the "Around The World in 12 Dishes" challenge came to be.
Adventures In Mommydom, Creative Family Fun, Glittering Muffins, Juggling with Kids, Kitchen Counter Chronicles, Make, Do & Friends, Mom 2 Posh Little Divas, Mummymummymum, Rainy Day Mum, Red Ted Art, The Educators' Spin On It and The Outlaw Mom have come together to help you on your food journey and will each cook a dish with our children and post about it - to help inspire you to have a go! Then go out there, cook, blog, and join in the linky fun! Check out the other great posts as well!
Around the World in 12 Dishes
When we moved on to Sweden, I had difficulty coming up with a recipe. We checked out a Scandinavian cookbook from the library, and I still wasn't sure what we should cook. Finally I stumbled across a recipe for Swedish Almond Cake. I knew we had a winner!
We got out the mixer and started baking. We measured, mixed, and took turns supervising the mixer. The recipe was easy to follow and produced a moist, yummy, and very, very sweet cake. I can't reprint the recipe here for you, but you can find it here. I did not deviate from the recipe at all.
While waiting for the cake to bake, we learned about Sweden. We located it on our globe and read a wonderful book,D is for Dala Horse: A Nordic Countries Alphabet (Discover the World). We leaned about all the Nordic countries. We learned about their customs, holidays, history, food, and of course, the Vikings. If you are interested in this book, you need to pop over to Glittering Muffins. Please click here for a review of it and a giveaway (open to everywhere in the world)!
The cake did not disappoint. It was moist and very yummy. And in the end, the girls were able to link the flavor with the interesting facts that we learned. I highly recommend using food when learning about different cultures of the world!
Do you want to join the fun?
Cook a dish from Sweden
Make a craft from Sweden
Color a placemat: Once colored/painted, you can laminate it or put it between clear contact paper to use it over and over. Click here to download.
Share with us: Our Sweden challenge starts on April 1st and will remain open for a year, so attach a link to your blog to enter the linky party or go to the comment section and post a photo together with what you did together with your child(ren).
Pinterest: We will add your photos to a "Around the World in 12 Dishes" Pinterest Boards (one for the dishes, one for the crafts) you will be a great source of inspiration for everyone :)
If you do this, we’d LOVE to see a photo of it. Email it to us or post it on our Facebook page. We’d love to do a Facebook album, a Pinterest board and a page of your creations :)
Please link up your Sweden dish and/or craft in our linky below, we would love to see it!