38 Lesson 16 -Recipe
In the TV show for children “Do It Yourself”, chef Le Pierre is giving instructions to kids on how to make a cake on their own.
Welcome to Chef Le Pierre’s cooking corner. Today I have got a traditional American recipe for you.
It’s a popular cake called Brownies. You need a few ingredients and it’s very easy to make. So, let’s start.
You need 1 cup of butter, ½ cup of flour, 6 squares of chocolate, 4 eggs and 2 cups of sugar.
First you must mix all the ingredients well. Then put the mixture into the pan and bake
for 30-40 minutes at 200 degrees centigrade. Be careful, you mustn’t bake it longer because it’s not
good to eat then. Finally, cut into squares and serve cold.
It’s easy to make, but it’s even easier to eat. Yummy!
39 Lesson 16 Mike and Ted
Play and Learn
Look at the photos and name the food. What do you eat every day?
Food the American way
You have probably tried pasta, burgers, sandwiches, and pies. What is the favourite way in the USA to eat these dishes?
Do you know that Americans buy over a million boxes of macaroni and cheese every day? It’s not a new dish, however. It is at least 700 years old and even president Thomas Jefferson loved it. The most often used cheese is cheddar.
Hamburger has been popular for about a hundred years. Its name comes from the city of Hamburg in Germany.Every year, Americans eat 50 billion of them. They even have hamburger month – it’s May.
Although it is originally from England, apple pie is called America’s favourite dessert. Yale College servesit at every supper. You can add different spices to it, such as cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg. It is often served with vanilla ice-cream.
PB&Js, short for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, have been a popular snack for over a hundred years. At first, they were only for rich people because peanut butter was expensive. Today, every American eats about 1500 of them before they are 19.
Questions and tasks:
- What is your favourite food?
- Which of these foods have you tried?
- Which ones do you like or don’t like?
- Do you know of any other typically American dishes?
- Sort the food from this text and the one you listed in Question 4 according to how healthy it is.
- Make a top 5 list of food you think is very Croatian.
Top 5 superfoods
Any natural, unprocessed food is great for your health, but superfood helps you meet your vitamin and mineral needs easily. Here are some examples:
Avocado is a fruit from South America and Mexico. It is full of healthy fats,vitamin C and vitamin K. Also, it has more potassium than a banana. You can eat it as a salad, a spread or with lemon and salt.
Seeds, especially flaxseeds, have omega-3 fatty acids that help reduce inflammation, improve brain function, and even protect against cancer and diabetes.
Green leafy vegetables, especially kale and spinach, are full of antioxidants and vitamins that promote vision and bone health. Kale helps with weight loss and has vitamins A, C, K, calcium and manganese.
Nuts are also excellent food. Pistachios have lots of protein and fiber, and are cholesterol-free. Almonds are the richest source of calcium, have a high level of vitamin E, and are also a valuable source of protein.
Salmon is fish packed with protein and omega-3 fatty acids. It may protect skin from the bad effects of UV rays.
Read the text and group the superfoods. Which have:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K
- Omega-3 fatty acids?
Research some of these: yoghurt, lentils, broccoli, sweet potatoes, beans, eggs, coconut
- Where do they grow?
- Why are they important?
- Which parts of our bodies do they help the most?
- How can you eat them?