Worldschooling with food

Learning about cultures through their food – Eating the world

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Food and Travel Videos

The kids love watching food and travel videos. To say they are fans of Anthony Bourdain unnecessary, cause who isn’t. They really enjoy watching videos about places they are staying in or going to soon. Weird food videos are always winners!

Activating taste buds

Every new location is full of food discoveries. Every adventure outing includes a new place to eat and try something different. In some cases, we try lots of different places which serves the same food to then choose a favorite.

INTERNATIONAL FAVORITES

When we stay longer periods of time in places, favorites start to get set. For example, mango and sticky rice in Bangkok or Cheese Borek in Istanbul. 

Worldschooling foodies

There are lots of ways to incorporate food into a Worldschooling education. One of the most obvious is to go out and eat; street food, cafes, restaurants, historical eateries, etc. You can go further and watch videos and read blogs to find the best of each place. Try taking a cooking class with the kids and maybe even make a video of the experience

“Context and memory play powerful roles in all the truly great meals in one’s life.”

– Anthony Bourdain

Scroll below to see our stories about food, our favorite food, and travel videos and some resources from Amazon to get you eating everywhere you go.

Pro Tip: Pace yourself and eat as much as you can but plan it out and enjoy it.

Thai Style Fried and Grilled Chicken: Local roadside specialties.

Close to our house there are a few roadside stalls that sell gai yang and mysteriously they all have these yellow signs with red stencil lettering. In Bangkok the gai yang stalls are a little different, they are usually set up on salings (motorbikes with sidecars) and a side grill where the chicken gets cooked, even while the saling moves around the streets.

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Pad Pak Ruam Mitr

Pad Pak Ruam Mitr Stir fry vegetables in oyster sauce. ผัดผักรวม Most of you know about the thai food stalls all over the streets in Bangkok and all over Thailand.Each stand serving one or at most three different dishes. But there is one dish that seems to be...

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Traditional Thai Coffee

Traditional Thai Coffee Let´s go back in time. A personal coffee history....in order of appearance. Instant coffee doesn´t have a spot since that´s just for emergencies. (Until I got to Bali and now I´m all about instant coffee) Irish Coffee should be in there though,...

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Crystal Guava, Sweet Green Guava, Farang Fruit

Crystal Guava, Sweet Green Guava, Farang Fruit  I never used to eat Guava fruit in South America. Maybe sometimes had guava juice, but that´s about it. Here in Thailand I discovered the many many fruit carts around that sold all kinds of cut and uncut fruit. I even...

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a cook's tour

A Bourdain essential. It’s not that current but it’s got all his best thoughts on travel and food. We all miss Anthony Bourdain.

Track your food travels

If you aren’t a nomad but have a home base where you come back to every time, this map is for you. Your family can track where you go and what you eat there!

rice, noodle, fish

A mustread book if you’re traveling to Japan. This is the kind of book that you’ll never want to get rid of. Matt Goulding with Roads and Kingdoms make the best food books.

Turkish Cookbook

Turkish food is so ancient and delicious and full of flavors. This book not only has amazing recipes it also has beautiful photos. Perfect for preparing a trip to Istanbul or while there.

road food

The one book you need to take on the All-American Road Trip. From coast to coast or slowly across the country, you need the best barbecue.

 

For the baby worldschoolers

If you are traveling with little ones who still don’t eat like you, take along a little kit for them. Let them try the local fruits and veggies in their daily mash. 

Ultimate Thai Food guide

Mark Weins is one of our favorite food travel vloggers. This book is by him. Perfect for eating in Thailand.

 

Eating Vietnam

The blue plastic tables close to the ground are so indicative of Vietnamese food it just brings back to many memories.