Assignment 66: United States of America

Location: North America Population: 327 million Capital: Washington Geography: A vastly varied landscape of plain, mountain, tundra, forest, desert, swamp, and coastland Language: English Signature flavours: Beef, corn, sugar, cheese, wheat products, potato, chicken The Menu Ah, America. Home of hotdogs and hamburgers, pizza and apple pie. Land of millions of diverse voices and thousands…

Assignment 62: El Salvador

Location: Central America Population: 6.3 million Capital: San Salvador Geography: A tropical, mountainous nation with significant geothermal activity Language: Spanish Signature flavours: Corn, cheese, tomato, chicken, beans, chilli peppers, red onion, pumpkin The Menu Eric had eaten Salvadorian food once before, when he lived in Texas, where there is a large Salvadorian population. Flavours familiar…

Assignment 45: Mexico

Location: North America, between the USA and Central America Population: 124 million Capital: Mexico City Geography: A mix of mountains, fertile valleys, desert, and coastal plains Language: Spanish Signature flavours: Chillies, tomato, beans, corn, avocado, rice, chicken, beef, chocolate The Menu Mexico was my most difficult assignment so far. Because this is a cuisine with…

Assignment 32: Belize

Location: Central America Population: 388,000 Capital: Belmopan Geography: Mostly forested coastal plains and swampland, with low mountains in the south Language: English Signature flavours: Allspice, achiote, chicken, corn, seafood, coconut, rice, cassava The Menu Eric discovered that Belize has four distinct groups of people (Maya, Kriol, Garinagu, and Mestizos), and set about planning a menu…

Assignment 14: St Pierre et Miquelon

Location: Two small French islands off the coast of eastern Canada Population: 6000 Capital: St Pierre Geography: Rocky Language: French Signature flavours: Seafood, pastry, apple, butter, cream The Menu We debated whether to have St Pierre and Miquelon on our list in the first place, given its size, but decided that its unique history and…

Assignment 9: Guatemala

Location: Central America on the southern border of Mexico Population: 16.5 million Capital: Guatemala City Geography: Mountainous, with small areas of desert, and having coastlines on both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans Language: Spanish Signature flavours: Tomato, corn, chilli pepper, cocoa The Menu Guatemalan cuisine is highly influenced by the country’s neighbour to the north,…