Cooking Around the World with Kids

Cooking Around the WorldThis is part of the Traveling Through the Pages Summer Reading Adventure. If you haven’t downloaded your printable goodies it is not too late to get started!

I hope you picked up and enjoyed a few of my geography book suggestions for this summer. But now, what about food? Traveling for me means different, exciting foods. What a great opportunity to get a picky eater in the kitchen and excited about new foods!

Cooking Around the World Cuisine

I know I usually recommend books, and one Pam has used and recommends is Eat Your Way Around the World, but for cooking around the world I think the internet is also a fabulous resource. Here are a few websites to get you started:

Around the World in 80 Dishes from Epicurious has videos and recipes from several countries as well as comments from other users.  With just a glance I saw dishes I identified with certain countries and many I haven’t heard of before!

Global Table Adventure – This blog is amazing — 196 countries in 196 weeks and then some! You could really get lost here, so I suggest sticking with the index if you are looking for a specific country, but if you are relaxing in the sunshine watching the kids play on their new trampoline (like me 🙂 ) then be sure to browse around and pin some things for later.

BBC Good Food – The BBC Food website highlights several world cuisines. While not every country is covered, the major ones have several dishes to choose from.

Christmas Recipes from Around the World – Christmas in July around the world?  Yes, please!  28 ways to get this idea started.

Cooking Around the World

Cooking Around the World

United States Cooking Resources

We ordered The United States Cookbook: Fabulous Foods and Fascinating Facts From All 50 States for our 50 states road trip next year (note from Pam: We’ve used it, and it is good!) but again I think the internet is a great resource when you are looking for a few recipes from a few different states.  Here are a few blogs I found helpful.

Shower of Roses – Here I found many resources for cooking lunches, dinners, and desserts from many of the 50 states.

A Common Shepherdess – All 50 states have a menu plan and most have pictures and descriptions of the dishes and links to the recipes.

A Catholic Missionary Family – Not all 50 states have been completed and only some have recipes, others have crafts and activities.  All have BOOKS!  I loved this blog and can’t wait to glean many more great ideas as the Journey Across America continues.

Cooking Around the World

Cooking Around the World

So, find a few yummy dishes, plan a meal or even a week of meals as you Travel Through the Pages with us this summer! Be sure to let us know if you find something really good!




  • Hey! I know A Catholic Missionary Family! Our families are serving with the same missionary organization. Fun to see their blog highlighted here!

    • Jessica says:

      Fun! I have enjoyed following her CCM Classically Catholic Memory posts as well!

  • Marbeewe says:

    My favorite international cookbook is called “The Multicultural Cookbook for Students” by Albyn and Webb. It has 5 or so recipes for each of over 100 countries or regions. Simple, fun recipes!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks for the tip! It is now on my wishlist!

  • Hilarious – that top picture is MY picture!
    I took it during an ethnic dinner with my kids while studying Old Testament cultures.

    • Pam Barnhill says:

      Thanks for taking such lovely photos. Helps the rest of us who struggle and have to purchase them!

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