I wanted something to supplement the foods/restaurant unit in our textbook, so I decided to hunt for a variety of authentic Hispanic foods from several countries and assemble them into a flip book. I arranged the different cultural images and descriptions of the foods so they could be printed off in color and assembled into a 1/2-page format "flip book." I made a class set of the foods flip books so students could use them to order order creatively in restaurant skits, write descriptively using these more unusual foods, and ask questions about the different foods in partner and small group discussion settings ("Que tiene la tortilla espanola? Tiene huevos, cebollas y patatas.")
In this download, you will find 21 different foods that students will see in restaurants, at street fairs, and at "Taco Trucks." Most have Spanish descriptions of their ingredients and where these items originated. For instance, '"Pozole" es una sopa deliciosa de Mexico. Tiene cerdo, carne de res y maiÂz. Se sirve con rabano (radish), cebolla, avocado y limon.' I printed these in color, cut them in half, and spiral-bound them for my students to use while in class.
I wanted students to have practice with these items and become more "culturally comfortable" with them. I wanted to instill some culinary curiosity and adventure, so that while out and about in the community, they'd be more likely to take a risk and order something unique and wonderful.