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Our Global Kitchen

For Educators

Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture explores how food is grown, how it reaches our markets and kitchens, how cooks and cultures create cuisines, and the role of food in ceremony and celebration. This comprehensive guide will help you explore the exhibition with your students.

Educators Guide and Materials

More Resources For Educators

Use these free online resources before or after your visit to further explore themes presented in the Our Global Kitchen exhibition.


Science Bulletin

Little Farmers

The unicellular amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum has long been a staple study organism in research laboratories, but the latest discovery about "Dicty" came as a surprise. Scientists from Rice University in Houston, Texas, found that a third of wild specimens are able to sow and harvest the soil bacteria they rely on for food.


Hands-on Activity

Vietnam Educator's Guide Activity: Rice

Rice grows on more than 80 percent of Vietnam's farmland and is the country's main agricultural export. Take a look at rice's many shapes and forms; then cook up something that has your favorite!

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