- Study how people’s diets have changed over time, and why.
- Learn about how people have harvested and preserved food in the past.
- Review different wars by studying the diets of soldiers.
- Read about pioneers and pilgrims to determine what they ate and how they cooked while on the move.
- Create recipe cards for favorite dishes. See Write Instructions for Someone.
- Start a blog to share cooking secrets and document progress. See Blog Writing.
- Read recipes and write a shopping list.
- Keep a food journal documenting daily intake and reviewing each item’s qualities. See Daily Journal Writing.
- Learn about chemical reactions and how they can affect food.
- Introduce the Kingdoms of Life using the foods we eat.
- Investigate food technology and recent inventions used to increase the nutritional quality and shelf life of food. See Reading.
- Discuss temperature, altitude, humidity, and their effects on cooking.
- Learn about various units of measure and how they are used when cooking.
- Calculate the cost of each meal by pricing ingredients and measuring how much are used in the meal. See Basic Accounting.
- Discuss volume and weight by measuring jars of spices.
- Cut pieces of lunchmeat into various shapes to introduce geometry and trigonometry.
Art and Creativity
- Compete with parents or siblings to create the most colorful dessert.
- Teach cursive and calligraphy to create a fancy meal invitation for family or friends.
- Practice painting using only dyes or juices from food.