Bread Around the World
Peppa and her family like to eat bread when they have a picnic! They aren’t the only ones — cultures all over the world love to bake and eat bread.
Different cultures have different breads like ciabatta, roti, challah, baguette, tortillas, naan, injera, pita, steamed buns, and buttermilk biscuits — just to name a few!
Enjoying foods from other cultures is a delicious way to help your child learn about different people and cultures. Try a new recipe (or order from a new restaurant) to get a taste of another culture.
Parent/Caregiver Tip: Research has shown that exposing children to different flavors early and often leads to a lifetime of more adventurous eating!
- Let’s try a new kind of bread today! We can cook a new kind of bread together or we can buy a new kind of bread from a different culture.
- Let’s bake and taste the bread! We can research how and when people traditionally eat this kind of bread to learn more about them.
- How is this bread the same as the bread we usually eat? How is it different? Let’s look at the ingredients, shape, special tools that are used to make it, etc.
- Bread: a food made of flour, water, and yeast
- Culture: the customs, arts, and institutions of a group of people
- Taste: just a little of something
A World of Bread to Bake!
Are you new to bread baking? It’s a great activity to try together with kids. Plus, kneading the dough is a lot like play dough, so many kids will be ready to help! Here are a few recipes to get you started: