Indonesian Cuisine (wk8)

A brief History: Indonesia’s cooking techniques and ingredients merge with influences from India, the Middle East, China and Europe. New World produce brought by Spanish and Portuguese traders before the Dutch colonized the islands was also a big influence in Indonesian cuisine. Indonesia consists of five large islands and thousands of smaller islands, with a … Continue reading

Coffee Experience (wk7)

A Brief History: According to a coffee history legend, an Arabian shepherd named Kaldi was one day watching his goat herd. He noticed that some of the goats were eating the berries from a bush. After eating and chewing red coffee berries, the goats became friskier and couldn’t get to sleep. Kaldi then gathered some … Continue reading

Kenyan Cuisine (wk6)

A Brief History: Kenya is located in East Africa and borders Somalia to the northeast, Ethiopia to the north, Sudan to the northwest, Uganda to the west, Tanzania to the south, and the Indian Ocean to the east. The country covers a total of 582,600 square kilometers. Several hundred years ago, merchants arrived from the … Continue reading

Mauritian Cuisine (wk5)

A brief History: Mauritius is a mountainous island in the Indian Ocean 805 kilometers east of Madagascar and 4,023 kilometers southwest of India. Mauritius was formed by volcanic activity that left a plateau in the middle of the island rising 671 meters above sea level. Dutch settlement took place from 1638 until 1710. During this … Continue reading

Western Sahara Cuisine (wk4)

A Brief History: The Western Sahara is a disputed territory in North Africa, bordered by Morocco to the north, Algeria to the northeast, Mauritania to the east and south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Its surface area amounts to 266,000 square kilometers. It is one of the most sparsely populated territories in the … Continue reading

German Cuisine (wk3)

A Brief History: Germany is a country located in north-central Europe. At the end of the twentieth century, only 2.7% of the German workforce was involved in agriculture, forestry, and fishery. Nevertheless, 48% of the total area of Germany was devoted to agriculture. Meals and ingredients vary by province but many dishes are both regional … Continue reading

Korean Cuisine (wk2)

A brief History: South Korea occupies the southern half of the Korean peninsula, which protrudes about 1,000 kilometers southward from Soviet Siberia in the northeast and Chinese Manchuria to the north. About three thousand islands belong to Korea. The total area of the peninsula is about 222,000 square kilometers. The peninsula is surrounded on three … Continue reading

Iranian Cuisine (wk1)

A Brief History: Iran is located in southwestern Asia, largely on a high plateau situated between the Caspian Sea to the north and the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to the south. Its area is 1,648,000 square kilometers. Its neighbors are, on the north, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Turkmenistan; on the east, Pakistan and … Continue reading