Thursday, August 28, 2014

D's Spice Box, Part I

We are working on a project in my class that explains 'our culture.'

What I have done so far: I've researched what my parents' cultures are. Then me and my mom brainstormed a couple of ideas and I decided that I wanted to make a box with spices from all of the countries that my ancestors came from. I searched all of the main spices of each country's cuisine.

  • The Philippines has tamarind, ginger, sili.
  • People in Spain use coriander, bay leaves, saffron, and paprika.
  • Portugal has cinnamon, celery salt, paprika, and bay leaves.
  • In Germany, they use caraway, bay leaves, juniper berries, and white pepper.
  • Ireland they cook with thyme, rosemary, and sage.
  • In Sweden, they use cardamom, saffron, all spice, ginger, and dill.

After we made our list, we shopped for all of the spices at Whole Foods. When we got home, I made the box for all of the spices out of a recycled shoe box.

Next: I need to fill the box with all of the spices and write my essay about my culture. I have to go to bed now.