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Come and Eat!

We all eat to live, but not everyone goes about eating a meal the same way. When, how, what, where, and why we eat differ from family to family, culture to culture, and country to country.

SOMOS LATINOS: Mis Comidas / My Foods

Alejandro’s parents came from Venezuela. He helps his mother shop for the special ingredients that are turned into the special meals from the home country. His friends from El Salvador and Mexico have theirs. The book is filled with tacos, sancocho, arepas, and many other goodies.  


The bustling markets offer their colorful variety of fruits and vegetables. Foods that were native to the region like corn, turkeys and cacao blended with the cargoes of sailing ships from India, Europe Africa and Asia to become the Mexican cuisine. Festive special foods celebrate a variety of holidays with feasts. 


Harvest By: George Ancona Publisher: Marshall Cavendish, 2001 Age Level: 9-12 Language: English ISBN: 0-7614-5086-6 BUY THE BOOK Campesinos are migrant farm laborers who come to the Unites States in search of a better life. They come to pick lettuce in California or pears in […]

Pablo Remembers: The Fiesta of the Day of the Dead

On October 30, people everywhere in Mexico are busy preparing for the three-day fiesta of El Día de Los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. Bakers are baking the traditional pan de muertos, the bread of the dead. Candy makers are making sugar skulls. Children are cutting out cardboard skeletons. Farmers are harvesting marigolds, flowers of the dead. Families are building and decorating alters to honor loved ones who have died.