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					         FOODS OF THE SPANISH SPEAKING WORLD
                      WEB QUEST

Nombre: _____________________                      Fecha: _______________

You will discover the variety of foods offered in the countries of Spanish-speakers. You
will be guided through a variety of websites. Your answers will be based on the
information found on the specific websites. As the final activity for your web quest you
will create the perfect one-day eating adventure of Spanish/Latin American Cuisine.
   I.      Spanish foods of the Caribbean.
   A. The first part of this web quest has to do with Spanish foods of the Carribbean.
   The main islands producing this type of Cuisine are Cuba, The Domican Republic,
   and Puerto Rico. Search the following websites,
   http://latinfood.about.com/od/latincaribbeancuisine101/p/introlatinfood.htm
   to discover the inspiration behind this cuisine.

           1. What cultures influenced Latin Caribbean Food? How is this heritage
              similar among these countries, The Dominican Republic, Cuba, and
              Puerto Rico?
           _______________________________________________________________
           _______________________________________________________________
           _______________________________________________________________
           _______________________________________________________________
           _______________________________________________________________

           2. What were the two main tribes that influenced the cuisine of The
           Dominican Republic, Cuba, and Puerto Rico?
           ______________________________________________________________


           3. What main culture influenced Caribbean food after Columbus? ______

   B. In the Latin Caribbean community in the US, Thanksgiving Day or “Día de
        Acción de Gracias” is celebrated among the population of Dominicans, Cubans
        and people of Puerto Rico. Using the following website,
        http://latinfood.about.com/od/latincaribbeancuisine101/tp/thanksmenu.htm,
        write the names down of three separate dishes from The Dominican Republic,
        Cuba, and Puerto Rico, and next to each dish served during this holiday state
        whether you think its influenced comes from Spain, Africa, or others?

Food #1: _______________________________ Influence: ______________________
Food #2: _______________________________ Influence: ______________________
Food #3: _______________________________ Influence: ______________________
II.    Spanish foods of Mexico and Central America
A. In Mexico and Central America there is a great amount of culinary influence
from the indigenous people of those areas. Both the Aztec and Mayan have
influenced the ingredients, preparation, and products of this area’s cooking.
Search the following website, http://store.amigofoods.com/ and write three products
from each of the 7 Spanish-Speaking countries in Central America

Mexico: ____________________________________________________________
Costa Rica: _____________________________________________________
El Salvador: ____________________________________________________
Guatemala: _____________________________________________________
Honduras: _____________________________________________________
Nicaragua: _____________________________________________________
Panama: _______________________________________________________

A. Mexico is one of the largest countries in the Spanish-Speaking world.
   Their cuisine is also quite different from other Latin American places.
   Using the following website,
   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_cuisine search for 6 different
   Mexican foods and its’ origins. (Mayan, Aztec, Spanish)

Mexican Food #1_______________________             Origin __________________
Mexican Food #2_______________________             Origin __________________
Mexican Food #3_______________________             Origin __________________
Mexican Food #4_______________________             Origin __________________
Mexican Food #5_______________________             Origin __________________
Mexican Food #6_______________________             Origin __________________



III. Spanish foods of South America
A. The foods of South America vary widely depending on the influence each
country has had from both internal and external forces. For example Venezuela
and Colombia have different types of foods depending on the geographical areas
where people live. For example, the cuisine from the coast and the cuisine from the
interior of the country are vastly different. Peru’s and Ecuador’s foods are
influenced by both the Europeans Spaniards and the indigenous Inca, Kechua, and
Moche people.

In the Southern parts of this continent, on the other hand, the food is influenced by
a variety of European Cultures, including, Italians. Germans, and Spaniards. This
part of the South American continent is heavy in meat dishes and grilled foods.
You will research the following website,
http://gosouthamerica.about.com/od/cuisine/a/caribcountries.htm to discover the
varieties of foods in both Colombia and Venezuela. Write three types of foods from
each country and the ingredients Please notice the many types of coffees offered in
Colombia.

Foods of Venezuela:
1. Name of food _______________________ Ingredients: ___________________
2. Name of food _______________________ Ingredients: _____________________
3. Name of food _______________________ Ingredients: _____________________


Foods of Colombia:
1. Name of food _______________________ Ingredients: _____________________
2. Name of food _______________________ Ingredients: _____________________
3. Name of food _______________________ Ingredients: _____________________

B. Ecuador and Peru are famous for their, “Ceviche” This seafood delicacy are
raw, crustaceans and fish that is completely cooked in lemon juice. Using the
following website, http://whatscookingamerica.net/History/CevicheNotes.htm, write
down a brief history and some of the ingredients used to make, “Ceviche”.

Brief History of Ceviche:
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________

Ingredients used to make Ceviche:
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________


C. Argentina and Chile are South American countries with famous ski resorts.
These vacation spots have excellent restaurants that serve “Parrilladas” (large
grilled meat BBQs). Use the following website about Bariloche, Argentina :
http://www.welcomeargentina.com/bariloche/gastronomy.html Search for places to
eat then go into the link of the “Restaurante Rincón Patagonico”, and write five
menu items you find that are served at this restaurant.

1. Menu item #1 _________________________ Main Ingredient: ______________
2. Menu item #1 _________________________ Main Ingredient: ______________
3. Menu item #1 _________________________ Main Ingredient: ______________
4. Menu item #1 _________________________ Main Ingredient: ______________
5. Menu item #1 _________________________ Main Ingredient: ______________
   IV. Spanish foods of Europe
    In Spain the foods vary by region. In Galicia in the Northwest there is an
    abundance of seafood dishes. In the North East of País Vasco there are foods
    influenced by French culture, and in Barcelona in the Northeast the food is
    international.
A. You will research the following website to discover the foods of Spain,
http://www.tienda.com/food/index.html, write about 8 foods that you find on this
website.
    1. ____________________________________________________
    2. ____________________________________________________
    3. ____________________________________________________
    4. ____________________________________________________
    5. ____________________________________________________
    6. ____________________________________________________
    7. ____________________________________________________
    8. ____________________________________________________

B. Galicia in the Northeast part of Spain is famous for its’ cuisine. Using the following
website, http://www.iberianfoods.co.uk/Galicia.htm, write about four items on a
Galician menu.

Galician food #1 ________________________________________________________
Galician food #2 ________________________________________________________
Galician food #3 ________________________________________________________
Galician food #4 ________________________________________________________

C. Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain after Madrid. Barcelona is known for its
Gaudi Architecture and excellent variety of tapas bars/restaurants. Use the following
website, http://www.10best.com/Barcelona/Restaurants/Tapas/index.html, to write a
list of tapas these restaurants specialize in. You must pick four Bars de Tapas and list
three items they each specialize in.

Name of Bar de Tapas # 1: _________________________________________________
Three types of tapas served there: ____________________________________________

Name of Bar de Tapas # 2: _________________________________________________
Three types of tapas served there: ____________________________________________

Name of Bar de Tapas # 3: _________________________________________________
Three types of tapas served there: ____________________________________________
Name of Bar de Tapas # 1: _________________________________________________
Three types of tapas served there: ____________________________________________


V. Create your own Menu:
The final project on your web quest will be to create the perfect one day eating
adventure. You will have breakfast from one part of the Spanish-speaking world,
lunch from another, and dinner from a third. (maybe some tapas or a snack in between
lunch and dinner) This one-day food extravaganza will take you to any part of the
Spanish-speaking world, on your sonic jet, for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a matter
of minutes. Follow the model.

Breakfast in Mexico:

Huevos Rancheros con papas fritas- Spicy Fried eggs with home fries.
Café con leche y jugo de naranja fresco- Espresso with milk and freshly squeezed
Orange Juice.


Lunch in Buenos Aires, Argentina:

Parrillada Argentina: Mixed meat grill including beef, pork, sausage, veal, chicken,
and morcilla-blood sausage.
Guriña- a sweet sugary drink made from the guariña plant.


Tapas in Barcelona:

Calamares- fried breaded squid, Patatas Bravas-potatoes, queso-cheese, and tortilla-
omlette
A cold coke


Diner in Ecuador:

Sopa de Cangrejos-Crab soup
Ceviche-marinated seafood in natural lemon juice
Tres-leches dessert- A light sponge cake soaked with a mixture of three kinds of milk
Materva- a sweet soda made from the maté tree.
                  Mi aventura de Comer

Desayuno- Breakfast:




Almuerzo-Lunch:




Merienda-Snack:




Cena-Dinner:

				
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