More than a collection of recipes, Aunt Sarah's Alaskan Cookbook gives you a look at Alaska's history and beauty throughout its 60 pages. Divided into seven sections (six chapters and an appendix), each section contains information about Alaska that can be used as a springboard for a unit study or as a supplement to your family's Alaska unit study. Here are the sections with some recipe examples from each section.
- Chapter One: Refreshing Cold and Hot Beverages (Polar Bear Guzzler, Pacific Rim Hot Lemonade, Dogsled Caramel Apple Cider, and more!)
- Chapter Two: Berries and Fruit ("After the Sauna" Cold Fruit Soup, Aleutian Grilled Fruit-Kabobs, Klondike River Rhubarb Bars, and more!)
- Chapter Three: Salmon and the Fish of the Sea (Fairbanks Citrus Salmon, Kanai Breakfast Fish Tacos, Water's Edge Crockpot Trout, and more!)
- Chapter Four: Choose Moose, Rabbit, Deer, Elk, Bear and Caribou (Katishna Venison Sausage and Flax Pancakes, Barrow Buttermilk Grilled Rabbit, Wild Buck Beans, and more!)
- Chapter Five: Dog Sled Race Party for Kids (Finger Lake Moose Munch, Rainy Pass Wheat Germ Cookies, White Mountain Ice Cream, and more!)
- Chapter Six: Banquet of the North (Czar Alexander Elk Meatloaf, Easy Baked Alaska, Okmok Volcano, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, and more!)
- Appendix: Curriculum for Children (Coloring Pages, Comprehension Chapter Questions, Comprehension Chapter Questions Answer Sheets)
Why are cookbooks such a fun addition to history and geography classes or unit studies? Well, many children enjoy cooking, but almost all children enjoy eating. Let your children learn about Alaska and then whip up some recipes from this cookbook. When your husband gets home, they can tell him all about what them learn and show him what they cooked or baked. That's something Daddy will enjoy sampling when he gets home from work. This has been extremely popular in our house. Why not try it in yours?
If you are interested in using cookbooks in history and geography class, there are many out there. Just visit your local bookstore and browse. Check out my world history cookbook, Time Travel in the Kitchen: Ancient History Cookbook.
Enjoy the fun that cooking and baking can add to your homeschool while learning about a beautiful state.
Merey (Meredith Ludwig Curtis)