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.

Moo Ping / Pork on a stick / Street Food Delicacy

Moo Ping / Pork on a stick / Street Food Delicacy I used to be surprised when in Cusco a normal breakfast was a hot soup of animal parts or a plate of rice and stew topped with a fried egg. Getting used to that took a little while, but soon I was an avid eater of...

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Som Tam, Deliciously Spicy Green Papaya Salad

Som Tam is the Thai name for the favorite Northeastern Thailand dish of Spicy Green Papaya Salad. The basis for this Thai food classic is obviously the green papaya, and the most important aspect is that its made with a mortar and pestle. The street hawkers that sell...

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Noodle Soup in Bangkok! Big Kiddo´s faves.

Nam Gai with thick and fat noodles in a street stall. Nam Gai con fideos gruesos y delgados en un puesto de la calle. In over a year we have tried plenty of noodle soups here in Thailand, the most common Guay Teow with chicken, beef or fish balls, your choice of...

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We love the Tropical Fruit in Thailand

Thailand is one of those places where the tropical fruit is abundant, delicious and unbeatable. The fruit in Thailand is pretty much reason enough to go and visit, just to you can eat it! If you aren't going to Thailand any time soon, then you can order some of the...

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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.