This is an area of the world that saw a human presence as far back as 1,000,000 BC to 33,000 BC, (Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, Jared Diamond, 1999, W.W. Norton & Co., LTD) We’ll be looking at Southeast Asia’s land-forms, climates, natural vegetation and wildlife, agriculture, and the resources of its peninsulas and archipelagos.
Our first week’s meal will be Singapore Rice Noodles. This is a savory noodle dish with lots of variety including, if our budget allows, shrimp. Our second week meal will be a Vietnamese dish called Bo Kho, Vietnamese Beef Stew, a beef stew popular in Vietnam. Unfortunately, we’ll most likely omit the oxtail and substitute another pound of stew beef. I’m pretty confident our kids are not going to be able to get past the thought of bovine tail in their food. The flag array below is the link to teacher materials and recipes.