By Martha B

Our family is multicultural and therefore does not have a single home cuisine. Because of an interest in cooking and many years of exposure to foods cooked by my International Neighbors friends, I have experimented with preparing foods from many different cuisines.

In our family, we used food as a learning experience. Before sitting down to dinner each night our children would ask, “Where are we visiting tonight?” meaning what type of food will we be eating – Mexican, Indian, French, American, Japanese, or Chinese. Learning about different cuisines was an excellent (and tasty) way to spur discussion and help our children learn about the world we live in – its geography, history, current events, and food.