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Tunisia

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Zip Facts about Tunisia:

  • In the hilltop village of Sidi Bou Said, it is illegal to paint the exterior of buildings with any color except white (to reflect heat of the sun) with blue windows and doors (to ward off insects)
  • In Tunisia, name and nationality are not only passed down by the men to their children but can also be passed down by the women
  • While the fluctuating economy of Tunisia is based on market gardening, 40% of the land is covered by the Sahara Desert
  • In 2010, a young street vendor set himself on fire to protest government regulations.  This led to civil unrest and the ousting of the second president of the country and its first free election since its independence in 1956
  • The planet Tatooine of the Star Wars trilogy was filmed and is still preserved in Tunisia

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Calligram on Parchment V (2007) – Nja Mahdaoui

http://www.nja-mahdaoui.com/website/artwork-category/parchment/

Link to Recipe:  https://theworldfrommykitchen.wordpress.com/tunisia/

Link to Map:  https://theworldfrommykitchen.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/map-of-africa.pdf

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Trinidad and Tobago

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Zip Facts about Trinidad and Tobago: 

  • The Tobagonians and Trinidadians or Trinis are sometimes referred to as “Trinbagonians”
  • It is believed that the novels “Robinson Crusoe” and “Treasure Island” were both based on the islands of Trinidad and Tobago
  • “Together we aspire, together we achieve” is their national motto
  • Here’s what Trinidad and Tobago gave the world: carnival, calypso, chutney, limbo, the largest brain coral (off Tobago), the steel pan (an instrument, not a cooking utensil) and the Trinidad Piping Guan (looks a little like a turkey)
  • If someone offers you a Trinidad Moruga “Scorpion” Pepper, you might want to pass, the Guinness Book of Records has ranked it as the world’s hottest pepper

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The heart of the matter –  Michelle Boyd (2003)

http://artsocietytt.org/boydM.html

Link to Recipe:  https://theworldfrommykitchen.wordpress.com/trinidad-and-tobago/

Link to Map: https://theworldfrommykitchen.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/recipemap-southamerica.pdf

https://theworldfrommykitchen.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/recipemap-northamerica.pdf

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Turkey

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Zip Facts about Turkey: 

  • It is believed that the last meal on Noah’s Ark was “Asure”, a sweet and sour pudding made from 20 different ingredients, still a favorite in Turkey
  • Dutch tulips came from Turkey. Coffee was introduced to the Europeans by the Turks.  They eat fresh baked bread with every meal unless it is a pasta dish
  • Although the bird turkey is native to the Americas, Europeans mistook them for the guinea fowl of Turkey, and hence, the name
  • When Julius Caesar defeated the Kingdom of Pontus in Turkey, he declared the famous “Veni, Vidi, Vici” (I came, I saw, I conquered)
  • Many “firsts” are attributed to Turkey:  oldest tin mine, first recorded international treaty, first Neolithic paintings found on man-made walls, oldest known human settlement, first church (St. Peter’s), first Santa Claus (birthplace of St. Nicholas), to name a few

Turkey gunestekin__world_of_the_pegasus__webThe World of Pegasus, 2012 – Ahmet Güneştekin

http://www.marlboroughgallery.com/image_assets/artworks/3410/gallery/gunestekin__world_of_the_pegasus__web.jpg

Link to Recipe:  https://theworldfrommykitchen.wordpress.com/turkey/

Link to Map:  https://theworldfrommykitchen.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/recipemap-middleeast.pdf

https://theworldfrommykitchen.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/recipemap-europe.pdf

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Turkmenistan

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Zip Facts about Turkmenistan:

  • Despite the fact that Turkmenistan is considered a subtropical desert, it has four separate seasons
  • Turkmenistan stills holds the record for the world’s largest flagpole when it unveiled its national flag
  • The Akhai-Teke horse is on the State Emblem as the Turkmen are celebrated horse breeders
  • Turkmenistan woven carpets are valued world-wide
  • Gas and electricity are free in Turkmenistan

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Fragment of a mural – Mamed Mamedov (1938-1985)

http://centralasiaonline.com/shared/images/2009/02/02/mamed-218_172.jpg

Link to Recipe: https://theworldfrommykitchen.wordpress.com/turkmenistan/

Link to Map:  https://theworldfrommykitchen.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/recipemap-asia1.pdf

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Uruguay


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Zip Facts about Uruguay:

  • Small, heart-shaped country whose name comes from the Guarani word for “river of painted birds”
  • Uruguayans are predominantly descendants from European immigrants of Spanish and Italian heritage
  • Uruguayans favor meat dishes, including beef platters and steak sandwiches
  • Smallest country (population-wise) ever to win a World Cup in soccer
  • It is illegal to harm dogs in any way

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April Moon – Virginia Patrone

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Link to Recipe:  https://theworldfrommykitchen.wordpress.com/uruguay/

Link to Map:  https://theworldfrommykitchen.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/recipemap-southamerica.pdf

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Ukraine

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Zip Facts about Ukraine:

  • The 2006 Ukranian 10th anniversary coin weighing 1000 grams is the heaviest silver coin in the world
  • The Ukranian national dish is Borsch; Ukranian breads (with mayonnaise) are an important part of every meal, Ukraine nicknamed “the breadbasket of Europe”
  • Christians are prohibited from playing cards in the Ukraine
  • The first domestication of the horse was in the Ukraine
  • Women wear their wedding rings on the ring finger of their right hand

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The Little Elephant Who Wanted to be a Sailor – Maria Pryimachenko (1909-1998)

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Link to Recipe:  https://theworldfrommykitchen.wordpress.com/ukraine/

Link to Map:   https://theworldfrommykitchen.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/recipemap-europe.pdf

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