Around the World in 80 Plates: Making pasta in Italy

Pasta has been around for so long that nobody really knows when it started; its been recorded in history as far back as the Ancient Greek diets, as well as recorded in China for centuries before that. It can be made with any number of starchy plants like flour, rice, barley, and buckwheat. Italians makeContinue reading “Around the World in 80 Plates: Making pasta in Italy”

Around the World in 80 Plates: Chinese Noodles // Veggie Chow Mein

It is National Noodle Month and National Nutrition Month and celebrating both of these means Captain Create is floating his balloon around the world looking for healthy and tasty noodles to share with you! Today he is exploring Chinese Noodles, which were first recorded in their history during the Eastern Han Dynasty, which was approximatelyContinue reading “Around the World in 80 Plates: Chinese Noodles // Veggie Chow Mein”

Around the World in 80 Plates: Massachusetts’ Cranberry Bogs

Captain Create is learning about a truly American food this week in the state where they were first recorded to be grown for market. He’s in Massachusetts learning about the cranberry! The Algonquin, Chippewa, and Cree people gathered wild cranberries where they could find them in what is now Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Wisconsin,Continue reading “Around the World in 80 Plates: Massachusetts’ Cranberry Bogs”

Around the World in 80 Plates: Celebrate Diwali

Today in India it is the first day of Diwali, a five day festival to celebrate the “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance”. This festival is celebrated and is known worldwide as one of the major festivals celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, and some Buddhists. The first day of the festival, celebrants prepare byContinue reading “Around the World in 80 Plates: Celebrate Diwali”

Around the World in 80 Plates: Kyrgyzstan

Captain Create has taken a balloon ride to find wild apples in Kyrgyzstan! The country is located high in the mountains of central Asia and used to be a crossroads of several great civilizations as part of the Silk Road, which connected Asia and Europe to trade goods like spices, foods, porcelain, and most famously, ChineseContinue reading “Around the World in 80 Plates: Kyrgyzstan”

Around the World in 80 Plates: Japan for Miso Soup

The Japanese are famous for being one of the healthiest nations in the world! They eat a lot of yummy things including fish, all the fruits and veggies, plus rice and noodles. They also value exercise, working as a team, and enjoying traditional foods from their long history. Japan is a long thin island nearContinue reading “Around the World in 80 Plates: Japan for Miso Soup”

Around the World In 80 Plates: Liguria, Italy

Captain Create is Genoa, on the famous Italian Riviera in Liguria learning how to make a pasta shape known as TROFIE. Its a hand-rolled pasta, and a lot of fun to make! Its name comes from a Greek word for “nourishment.” Trofie are almost always served with fresh basil pesto (Captain Create has a recipeContinue reading “Around the World In 80 Plates: Liguria, Italy”