Brazilian Potato Salad

Brazilian Potato Salad

Continent: South America

Language spoken: Portuguese

English Recipe Name: Potato Salad

Recipe Name in National Language: Salada de Batatas

Did you know?
Brazil has a total of 274 threatened wildlife species. There are 80 threatened species of birds in Brazil. This is the highest of any country in the world. Humans have cut down over 20% of the Amazon rainforest in the last 40 years, thus destroying many species’ habitats and homes. At the rate we are cutting down the Amazon forest, many species will be extinct in the future.

Action ideas: Ask kids if they know the about the Food Chain or Food Web and how a loss of species could effect the Food Chain. If one species is missing in the food chain, the predator of that species will starve and die because they will have nothing to eat. This creates a ripple effect. Also, the prey of the missing species will grow in size because they are not being eaten by any predators.

Link to a resource where kids can learn more about this issue or take action

Ingredient spotlight: Potato

There are about 5,000 potato varieties worldwide. Three thousand of them are found in the Andes alone, mainly in Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, and Colombia.

There are about 5,000 potato varieties worldwide. Three thousand of them are found in the Andes alone, mainly in Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, and Colombia.

During the Alaskan Klondike gold rush, (1897-1898) potatoes were practically worth their weight in gold.

In October 1995, the potato became the first vegetable to be grown in space. NASA and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, created the technology with the goal of feeding astronauts on long space voyages, and eventually, feeding future space colonies.

Ease a sore throat by putting a slice of baked potato in a stocking and tying it around your throat.

The word potato comes from the Spanish word patata.

Although it shares the same name, the sweet potato is a root vegetable and only loosely related to the potato.

Serving Size: 6

INGREDIENTS

1 lb red potatoes (regular potatoes will suffice)
1 green onion
1/4 limes or 1/4 lemon
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 stalk celery
1/2 carrot, grated
salt and pepper

Big Chef Duties:

1. Cut potatoes in medium wedges and cook in salted water until done, but not smooshy soft
2. Meanwhile chop up celery and green onion.

Little Chef Duties:

1. Carefully drain the potatoes.
2. Put cooked potatoes into a bowl, while still hot, squeeze lemon over them (I’m estimating it at 1/2 to a whole lemon so add incrementally and taste); stir.
3. Let cool.
4. Once cooled add the mayonnaise,add celery and green onions, then shaved carrot stalk with a vegetable peeler, Stir until mixed but do not over stir or potatoes will become mushy.
5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
6. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to let the flavors meld.

Learn while you wait:
How is Salt made?

There are two ways salt is collected. One way is collect the salt crystals that are left behind when shallow ponds and bays dry up. The water in these ponds and bays evaporate. Evaporation is when liquid is turns into a gas. The second way to collect salt is to mine it. Deep below the ground, salt is present and can be extracted through mining. These large deposits of salt are the result of ancient underground waterways that have dried up thousands of years ago.

PRESENTATION

Teach the kids how to say Bon Appetit in Portuguese:

Bom apetite

Potato Salad, an all-time July 4 favorite

Potato Salad

When you think July 4, you think BBQ and when you think BBQ you think Potato Salad! Here is a recipe for a delicious Potato Salad to prepare with your Little Chefs

Country we are exploring: United States

Continent: North America

National Language: English

English Recipe Name: American Potato Salad

Fun Fact about the country: The first man to walk on the moon was American Neil Armstrong on July 21st, 1969. Before Armstrong, the American Wright Brothers invented and built the world’s first successful airplane. Today, kids can look forward to the future by joining NASA’s student programs

Link to a resource where kids can learn more about this issue or take action: http://www.kidspeakonline.org,  http://www.pabbis.com

Kids love this country because…

The American city of Los Angeles is the birthplace and home of many popular kids television shows such as Spongebob Squarepants, Dora the Explorer, and Yo Gabba Gabba. These shows are not only entertaining but have become stuck in young hearts around the world!

Ingredient spotlight: Potato

There are about 5,000 potato varieties worldwide. Three thousand of them are found in the Andes alone, mainly in Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, and Colombia.

There are about 5,000 potato varieties worldwide. Three thousand of them are found in the Andes alone, mainly in Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, and Colombia.

Did you know Potatoes are…?

During the Alaskan Klondike gold rush, (1897-1898) potatoes were practically worth their weight in gold.

In October 1995, the potato became the first vegetable to be grown in space. NASA and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, created the technology with the goal of feeding astronauts on long space voyages, and eventually, feeding future space colonies.

Ease a sore throat by putting a slice of baked potato in a stocking and tying it around your throat.

The word potato comes from the Spanish word patata.

Although it shares the same name, the sweet potato is a root vegetable and only loosely related to the potato.

INGREDIENTS

5 pounds red potatoes
6 eggs
2 cups mayonnaise
1 onion, diced
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 small green bell pepper, seeded and diced
3 stalks celery, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper

PREPARATION

1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add potatoes, and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until tender but still firm. Drain, cool and cut into cubes.
2. Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, peel and chop.
3. In a large bowl, combine chopped potatoes and eggs. Mix together mayonnaise, chopped onion, green onion, green pepper, and celery. Season with salt and pepper, then mix well. Cover, and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.

12-15 SERVINGS

Big Chef Duties:
• Placing and removing things from the stove.
• Handling cutlery

Little Chef Duties:
• All steps are little chef friendly with big chef guidance.

Practice setting the timer or keeping time with your kids for 30, 20, or 35 minutes and do a Learn While You Wait exercise:

Learn while you wait:
The density of Saturn is so low that if you were to put it in a giant glass of water it would float. The actual density of Saturn is 0.687 g/cm3 while the density of water is 0.998 g/cm3. At the equator Saturn has a radius of 60,268 ± 4 km – which means you would need an extremely large glass of water to test this out.

PRESENTATION
• Garnish the salad with some parsley!
Teach the kids how to say Bon Appetit in the language of this recipe:

English: Enjoy your meal!
Did you know? (Bring awareness to an issue that is affecting children in particular in this country)
In America, many popular kids books are banned or censored in schools and libraries. Among these books include Harry Potter, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, The Lorax, and Where’s Waldo?

Action ideas: Parents should guide their children’s reading and exposure to books as they see fit outside of school environments. The public library can assist in this process by providing reader’s advisory services, booklists, and other related services in a positive, pro-active manner.

Christmas Potato Salad

The Slovak Republic is a landlocked state in Central Europe. It has a population of over five million and an area of about 49,000 square kilometres

The Slovak Republic is a landlocked state in Central Europe. It has a population of over five million and an area of about 49,000 square kilometers. Slovakia has a natural beauty reflected in its caves.

Name of Recipe in English: Christmas Potato salad

Name of Recipe in local language: Vianocny zemiakovy salat

Continent: Europe

National Language: Slovak

Why kids would love Slovakia: CAVES! – so unusual that UNESCO named several of Slovakia’s caves “World Heritage Sites”. The top 12 of the country’s 4,000 caves can easily be toured — no spelunking skills required. See a rare aragonite cave (only 3 in the world admit visitors) with flowerlike formations. Or learn the meaning of “chill out” in two ice caves. Spectacular stagmites, stalactites and underground rivers, including a real River Styx, await you.

Why is this recipe special? This recipe was shared with us by Milos, a great friend that says this is traditional and special recipe since his family eat this food every christmas, ever since I he was born. That’s a tradition worth sharing!

Why Big Chefs Care: Balancing this recipe with a healthy mayo allows to enjoy all the vegetables that taste, oh so AWESOME!

Why Little Chefs Care: There is a great tradition from Slovakia. Kids will love it. In Slovakia you don’t have to wait until morning to open your presents, the presents are given on the Christmas eve! Who wouldn’t love that?

There are about 5,000 potato varieties worldwide. Three thousand of them are found in the Andes alone, mainly in Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, and Colombia.

There are about 5,000 potato varieties worldwide. Three thousand of them are found in the Andes alone, mainly in Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, and Colombia.

Ingredients:

  • Potatoes (4)
  • Carrots (3)
  • Eggs (2)
  • Peas (1 cup)
  • Mayo (3-6 spoonfuls )

Instructions (Big Chef will judge in which steps little chef can help)

Start by boiling the unpeeled potatoes and 3 peeled carrots, in salted water. While doing this also hard boil 2 eggs.

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The carrots are done once they get soft (check them occasionally poking them with a fork). After they are done slice the carrots into thin quarter circle wedges. Take the potatoes out of the water when they are cooked through (also poke them with a fork to be sure). After that peel the potatoes and cut them in small squares. And vegetables in a pot.

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The final steps are to add the eggs and the mayo. Start with 3 spoonfuls and continue adding until flavor satisfies your family! (In Milos’ secret recipe, the ideal quantity is to add 6 spoonfuls)

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Mix everything well together and if necessary add salt to it. Let it sit in the fridge for a few hours before serving.

And now Vesele vianoce! (Merry Christmas!)

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