Families Exploring Culture

By Jade Jones

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Jade Jones, owner of the Jonesin' For Taste blog, invites you to join her in the discussion of cultural awareness and world diversity. Learn how families teach their children to explore and embrace the world, its people and their differences with a compassionate heart and open mind. When we reach out of our comfort zone and seek to learn about other people, nationalities, and cultures, we become more empathetic. This creates a feeling of social connection and unification.

Episode Date
Making A Plan For Summer Learning
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In this final episode of season 1, I recap what we have learned and help you come up with an action plan to make cultural exploration a part of your family routine.

Summer is a great time to incorporate global education activities whether you have big or small travel plans. If you aren’t going anywhere, or you think you can’t find cultural opportunities, don’t give up! There are lots of ways that you can do this without ever leaving home.

Show notes  

Podcast episodes available here: https://jonesinfortaste.com/podcast/

Full episode recap: https://jonesinfortaste.com/26-making-a-plan-for-summer-learning/

Guide on how to teach your children to be world explorers available here: https://jonesinfortaste.com/how-to-world-food-explorers/

Want to follow our adventures traveling and living abroad ? Follow Jonesin' For Taste on Instagram to catch all of our latest adventures? Stop by, send me a DM, and let me know what you would like to know about being an expat

Jun 17, 2021
Traveling with kids tips and tricks
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Want to travel as a family, or even just plan more outings, but get overwhelmed with how to make it fun for everyone? In this episode, mom of 3, Molly shares her tips and tricks for planning manageable itineraries everyone will love, finding foods your kids will love even when in unfamiliar places, and so much more.

Guest bio:

Molly is a travel writer and mother of three boys. She writes at www.ExploringThroughLife.com. In 2019 she and her children spent more than 100 nights away from home. She believes instilling a sense of adventure is one of the greatest gifts she can give to her children! She and her children did a 31 Day Hiking Challenge in 2020 and are currently doing a May Hiking Challenge while travel is still restricted due to Covid-19. You can follow more of their adventures on Instagram at Exploring Through Life

Guide on how to teach your children to be world explorers available here: https://jonesinfortaste.com/how-to-world-food-explorers/

Want to follow our adventures traveling and living abroad ? Follow Jonesin' For Taste on Instagram to catch all of our latest adventures? Stop by, send me a DM, and let me know what you would like to know about being an expat

May 27, 2021
Exploring Haitian Culture
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What do you know about Haiti? Come and learn about the culture of Haiti, it's food and people. Husband and wife duo, AJ & Mirlene of Savory Thoughts, share about life in Haiti, what they love about the culture, and the struggle of keeping their children connected with their heritage.

Virtual field trip for kids: Coming soon

About today's guest:

We’re AJ & Mirlene. We write, cook, and take pictures of all the foods you see on this site. We are both avid coffee lovers and foodies. We were both born in Haiti, but completed all of our schooling in the United States. We have been blessed to have careers that allow us stability and growth.  Mirlene’s dream and passion is to be at home in the kitchen, in her “own world” and to share with you her creativity. Our goal is not only to introduce Haitian recipes and other dishes, but also show how Haitian dishes can be use as part of other dishes from around the world. 

Show notes:

Connect with AJ & Mirlene:

Guide on how to teach your children to be world explorers available here: https://jonesinfortaste.com/how-to-world-food-explorers/

Want to follow our adventures traveling and living abroad ?
Follow Jonesin' For Taste on Instagram to catch all of our latest adventures? Stop by, send me a DM, and let me know what you would like to know about being an expat!

May 13, 2021
Talking to kids about food
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Learn how to teach children to talk positively about food they may not know anything about and help them develop a positive narrative around describing foods, even those they may not like.


About Jenni:

Jenni lives in Iowa with her amazing husband, 3 girls, two Golden Retriever puppies, and 2 feisty black cats. Jenni is the founder of The Gingered Whisk. She loves using the power of food to explore and illuminate the wonders of the world for busy families. Through creative and flavorful weeknight meals that are easy to make, and tips to get kids to get involved in cooking and eating, Jenni’s passion is to help families enjoy varied and flavorful meals together.  When not cooking, eating, or thinking about food, she is often hiking around area parks, creating intricate legos castles with her girls, watching nerdy tv with her husband, or curled up in a corner somewhere reading a good book.

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Sign up for my quick start guide to getting kids more involved in the kitchen here: https://www.subscribepage.com/quickstartcookingwithkids

Guide on how to teach your children to be world explorers available here: https://jonesinfortaste.com/how-to-world-food-explorers/

Want to follow our adventures traveling and living abroad ? Follow Jonesin' For Taste on Instagram to catch all of our latest adventures? Stop by, send me a DM, and let me know what you would like to know about being an expat

Apr 28, 2021
Life as an Indian Expat in the Netherlands
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Join me as we talk with Rukmani, an expat from India, on what life has been like leaving her home in New Delhi and setting up a new life in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Navigating cross-cultural differences
  • Ways to learn about a new culture before you move
  • Challenges of finding work in a new country

Notes:

About today's guest

Rukmani Krishna is a stay-at-home mom living in Netherlands with her small growing family. A talent management professional in her previous life, she enjoys being out on her bike, cooking food that reminds her of her childhood and improving her photography skills. 

Guide on how to teach your children to be world explorers available here: https://jonesinfortaste.com/how-to-world-food-explorers/

Want to follow our adventures traveling and living abroad ? Follow Jonesin' For Taste on Instagram to catch all of our latest adventures? Stop by, send me a DM, and let me know what you would like to know about being an expat


Apr 15, 2021
Exploring Malaysian Culture
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What do you know about Malaysia? Come and learn about the diverse culture of Malaysia, it's food and people. Guest, Char Ferrara, shares about life in Malaysia, what she loves about living there, and more.

Virtual field trip for kids: https://jonesinfortaste.com/malaysian-culture-virtual-field-trip-for-kids/

About today's guest:

Char is a blogger at Wok & Skillet where she shares simple and easy Asian recipes you can make at home. She is the author of The Healthy Wok Chinese Cookbook - Simple recipes for cooking healthy versions of your favorite Chinese Dishes at home

Show notes:

Connect with Char:

Guide on how to teach your children to be world explorers available here: https://jonesinfortaste.com/how-to-world-food-explorers/

Want to follow our adventures traveling and living abroad ?
Follow Jonesin' For Taste on Instagram to catch all of our latest adventures? Stop by, send me a DM, and let me know what you would like to know about being an expat!

Mar 31, 2021
Life as a UK Expat in Europe
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Join me as we talk with UK expat, Roya Caviglia, as she shares what life has been like for her family as they have moved around Europe. 

In this episode we discuss:

  • Differences between Germany, Netherlands, and Switzerland
  • Raising trilingual kids
  • Helping other expat families learn English

Notes:

About today's guest

Roya Caviglia has spent many years teaching people how to improve their communication in English while moving from one European country to another. Now she runs a language school in South Holland looking after international professionals and their families. 

One day she had kids and started out on the crazy wonderful journey of parenting. It was a shock to find out how challenging and physically demanding being a parent can be. But she also made the wonderful discovery of how much babies have to tell us. Now she is passionate about helping families bond through clear communication before their babies can even speak.

Roya's company: https://www.babysignlanguagecourse.com

Mar 17, 2021
Exploring Brazilian Culture
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Explore Brazilian culture with expat Mauro Verzini as he shares about the foods and music of Brazil.  We also discuss what makes Brazil wonderful and also what challenges there are within the country.

Get an episode recap here: https://jonesinfortaste.com/19-exploring-brazilian-culture/

Virtual field trip for kids: https://jonesinfortaste.com/brazilian-culture-virtual-field-trip/

Born and raised in São Paulo, Mauro has been linked to sports since he was a kid, and to music since adolescence. In the last years, he has been working with the analysis of investment opportunities at some corporations in Brazil. His dream is to become a better drummer and to make a positive impact in society through his work.

Guide on how to teach your children to be world explorers available here: https://jonesinfortaste.com/how-to-world-food-explorers/

Want to follow our adventures traveling and living abroad ? Follow Jonesin' For Taste on Instagram to catch all of our latest adventures? Stop by, send me a DM, and let me know what you would like to know about being an expat!

Mar 03, 2021
Life as a Bangladeshi in the Netherlands
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Neela Mahrufa shares about life as a Bangladeshi in the Netherlands. She shares about:

  • family traditions in Bangladesh
  • navigating being a new mom without family support
  • embracing a new country as your own

Get an episode recap here: https://jonesinfortaste.com/life-as-a-bangladeshi-in-the-netherlands/

Guide on how to teach your children to be world explorers available here: https://jonesinfortaste.com/how-to-world-food-explorers/

Want to follow our adventures traveling and living abroad ? Follow Jonesin' For Taste on Instagram to catch all of our latest adventures? Stop by, send me a DM, and let me know what you would like to know about being an expat!

Feb 18, 2021
Celebrating Chinese New Year
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Learn about the history, symbolism and popular traditions of Chinese New Year from Chinese- American Jessica Jye-Syin (Jee-eh Sheen) Lew Michie (Mickey). She shares how her family chose to celebrate the holiday and some ways that we can too.

In this episode we cover:

  • the symbolism of numbers and color 
  • the focus on family ties
  • the importance of food

Episode recap and show notes available here: https://jonesinfortaste.com/17-celebrating-chinese-new-year/

Take a virtual field trip for kids here: https://jonesinfortaste.com/chinese-new-year-virtual-field-trip-for-kids/

Guide on how to teach your children to be world explorers available here: https://jonesinfortaste.com/how-to-world-food-explorers/

Want to follow our adventures traveling and living abroad ? Follow Jonesin' For Taste on Instagram to catch all of our latest adventures? Stop by, send me a DM, and let me know what you would like to know about being an expat!

Feb 03, 2021
Life As A Brazilian Expat in the Netherlands
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Leaving your home to live elsewhere is always a challenge.  Fernanda and I talk about how, despite the challenges, moving abroad can be a wonderful opportunity for growth. 

In this episode we talk about:

  • How living abroad can be like a fresh start
  • Challenges of navigating a new health care system
  • Tips for dealing with seasonal depression

Get a written recap of the episode here: https://jonesinfortaste.com/life-as-a-brazilian-expat-in-the-netherlands/

Fernanda, 32 years old, graduated in arts. Now a holistic therapist who works with Reiki, Herbs, Akashic Records Reading, and handcraft candles @zielehuis. She also runs the IG @momdernist where she discuss motherhood and feminism (in Portuguese). Her first e-book about having children in the Netherlands will be released shortly, first version in Portuguese but English is on the way.

Guide on how to teach your children to be world explorers available here: https://jonesinfortaste.com/how-to-world-food-explorers/

Want to follow our adventures traveling and living abroad ? Follow Jonesin' For Taste on Instagram to catch all of our latest adventures? Stop by, send me a DM, and let me know what you would like to know about being an expat!


Jan 21, 2021
Christmas Traditions in Ukraine
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Learn about the rich cultural traditions for Christmas in Ukraine. Kateryna shares about what kinds of foods you will find at Sviata Vecheria (Christmas Eve) dinner, the beautiful tradition of Schedryi Vechir (Caroling), and some of the religious symbolism of their traditions.

Full show notes available here: https://jonesinfortaste.com/christmas-traditions-in-ukraine/

Follow up by taking a virtual field trip with your children and experience a Ukranian Christmas: https://jonesinfortaste.com/ukrainian-christmas-virtual-field-trip-for-kids/

Kateryna is a working mom of 2 children  (soon to be 3) and a musician. She was a touring singer and is now the owner of a music school. Her time spent touring and sharing music has led her to continue enjoying sharing Ukrainian music, traditions and culture with others.

Guide on how to teach your children to be world explorers available here: https://jonesinfortaste.com/how-to-world-food-explorers/

Want to follow our adventures traveling and living abroad ? Follow Jonesin' For Taste on Instagram to catch all of our latest adventures? Stop by, send me a DM, and let me know what you would like to know about being an expat!


Jan 07, 2021
Celebrating Kwanzaa with Ashley Causey-Golden
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Learn all about Celebrating Kwanzaa with teacher Ashley Causey-Golden as she shares the meaning and symbolism behind it, the importance of embracing the principles of Kwanzaa every day, and how we all can celebrate it.

In this episode we discuss:

  • What is Kwanzaa?
  • The meaning and symbols
  • The essence of Kwanzaa
  • How we all can honor Kwanzaa

For extensive show notes visit: https://jonesinfortaste.com/14-celebrating-kwanzaa/

Ashley Causey-Golden is an early childhood teacher in Atlanta, GA, and owner of Afrocentric Montessori. She has worked and explored a number of educational ideologies--Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia as well as worked in different educational settings from schools to homeschooling collectives as well as unschooling. Each of her experiences has deepened her love and admiration for children and their limitless capacity to thrive.


https://afrocentricmontessori.com

https://www.instagram.com/afrocentric.montessori/ 

 

First Name Basis podcast episodes:

Teaching kids about racism: https://firstnamebasis.libsyn.com/212-how-to-talk-to-your-children-about-racism 

Appreciation versus appropriation episode: https://firstnamebasis.libsyn.com/216-how-to-avoid-cultural-appropriation 

https://www.oprahmag.com/life/a34894866/kwanzaa-principles-candles-meaning/

Guide on how to teach your children to be world explorers available here: https://jonesinfortaste.com/how-to-world-food-explorers/

Want to follow our adventures traveling and living abroad ? Follow Jonesin' For Taste on Instagram to catch all of our latest adventures? Stop by, send me a DM, and let me know what you would like to know about being an expat!


Dec 11, 2020
Life As An American Expat in London
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Join me as I talk with fellow Harry Potter fan, Amelia, about their experience moving abroad to England, some of the similarities and differences between the US and the UK, and that crazy British weather.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Why London is a great place to be an expat
  • Things to remember when living abroad
  • What benefits for her family she has seen in their time abroad

Amelia Brame is originally from St. George, Utah- but has since lived in Poland, Texas, Mississippi, Virginia and now England. She has a Masters degree in Dance Education and LOVES to move and teach creativity in K-12 public education, but is currently on hiatus while she enjoys her stint abroad. She is passionate about photography and runs a small business on the side. She loves beauty and finding beautiful places around the world to capture. She loves to be outside, tease her five year old, watch Netflix with her husband, and eat all the European chocolate.

Follow her expat adventures: @thebramesabroad 

Follow her photography instagram:  @emersonannephotography

Guide on how to teach your children to be world explorers available here: https://jonesinfortaste.com/how-to-world-food-explorers/

Want to follow our adventures traveling and living abroad ? Follow Jonesin' For Taste on Instagram to catch all of our latest adventures? Stop by, send me a DM, and let me know what you would like to know about being an expat!

Dec 10, 2020
Lessons we learned in our first year abroad
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In our first year abroad we've learned a lot about people and the human experience. We have developed more empathy, forged connections amongst strangers, and watched as our children have grown emotionally.

On this episode I share:

  • about how hard learning a second language really is
  • how I learned that some experiences are universal
  • that kids are more resilient than we think

Get a full episode recap here: https://jonesinfortaste.com/12-lessons-learned-in-our-first-year-abroad/

Learn a second language with Talkbox.mom

Guide on how to teach your children to be world explorers available here: https://jonesinfortaste.com/how-to-world-food-explorers/

Want to follow our adventures traveling and living abroad ? Follow Jonesin' For Taste on Instagram to catch all of our latest adventures? Stop by, send me a DM, and let me know what you would like to know about being an expat

Dec 03, 2020
Learning a Second Language with Adelaide Olguin
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As they were living and exploring in new places, Adelaide realized she wanted her family to be able to connect with people from other cultures as well as give her children life long skills.  Learning to speak second language (and now a third and fourth) has enabled them to have opportunities to make friends from all over the world as well as incredible experiences in their own city.

In this episode we discuss: 

  • Benefits of learning a second language
  • How to help your family be successful
  • Opportunities that have come because of Speaking a second language

Get an episode recap here: https://jonesinfortaste.com/11-learning-a-second-language-as-a-family/

About our guest: Adelaide Olguin will help you create a homeschool experience that makes your heart beat with excitement, has your kids going on and on about what they’re learning, and silences the doubters, including that little voice in your head, whispering that you aren’t enough to homeschool your kids.

She wants your homeschool to be better than any other option out there. Language immersion program. Check. Traveling the world while you homeschool. Check. Focusing on what will actually help your child to be a successful adult. Double check.

She is the creator of TalkBox.Mom, which has families talking in a foreign language the same day they start, and the host of the podcast the Foreign Language and Travel Homeschool. But the most important part of her day is homeschooling her boys.

You can connect with her on Facebook: TalkBox.Mom
Instagram and YouTube: talkboxmom

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Guide on how to teach your children to be world explorers available here: https://jonesinfortaste.com/how-to-world-food-explorers/

Want to follow our adventures traveling and living abroad ? Follow Jonesin' For Taste on Instagram to catch all of our latest adventures? Stop by, send me a DM, and let me know what you would like to know about being an expat



Nov 26, 2020
Life As A Dutch Expat In Thailand
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Frey has spent the last ten years living in Southeast Asia and now lives with her husband and 2 children in Bangkok, Thailand.  We chat about life abroad in Asia versus Europe.

In this episode: 

  • Similarities and differences between the Netherlands and Thailand
  • Benefits and challenges of living abroad
  • How living in Thailand helped her better understand her home culture

Find a written recap of this episode here: https://jonesinfortaste.com/10-life-as-a-dutch-expat-in-thailand/

Born and raised in The Netherlands, Frey has been living in Southeast Asia for the past decade. For as long as she can remember, her passion was to work in the hospitality industry and see the world. Hotelschool The Hague was a great starting point, where she was able to work in France and the Carribbean during her internships. Not only that, she also met the love of her life there. 

When in 2007 her then boyfriend, now husband, was transferred to Singapore, she joined him for an experience of a lifetime. More than a decade later they are still living in Southeast Asia. With 2 young kids they now call Bangkok their (temporary) home, and she can’t wait what the future holds for them. 

You can find her on Instagram at Happy Little Expat Kids

Guide on how to teach your children to be world explorers available here: https://jonesinfortaste.com/how-to-world-food-explorers/

Want to follow our adventures traveling and living abroad ? Follow Jonesin' For Taste on Instagram to catch all of our latest adventures? Stop by, send me a DM, and let me know what you would like to know about being an expat

Nov 19, 2020
Creating A Global Curriculum For Your Children with Kristen Chidsey
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I talk with former teacher Kristen Chidsey about her process of creating a global curriculum for her children.  This kind of approach works whether you choose to homeschool, as a method to avoid the dreaded summer slump, or as a way to connect with your own heritage.

Kristen is a former teacher, mom of 2 and a Cystic Fibrosis warrior. She runs the blog A Mindfull Mom where she shares simple, wholesome recipes made with real foods for real families on real budgets.

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kristen@amindfullmom.com

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Guide on how to teach your children to be world explorers available here: https://jonesinfortaste.com/how-to-world-food-explorers/

Want to follow our adventures traveling and living abroad ? Follow Jonesin' For Taste on Instagram to catch all of our latest adventures? Stop by, send me a DM, and let me know what you would like to know about being an expat


Nov 12, 2020
Exploring Hawaiian Culture with Relle Lum
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Hawaiian culture is so much more than just the food, music, or dance and Relle Lum shares some of her thoughts on what truly defines Hawaii.

On this episode we discuss:

  • What Hawaiian culture looks and feels like
  • The good and the bad of living in Hawaii
  • What best defines Hawaiian culture

You can find full show notes at https://jonesinfortaste.com/08-exploring-hawaiian-culture/

Relle is a wife, mom of 2, and nurse practitioner in the beautiful state of Hawai’i. She runs Keeping It Relle, a place where she likes to share all her favorite island and Hawaiian style recipes for the home cook. You can find her on

-Instagram @keeping.it.relle

- YouTube www.youtube.com/keepingitrelle

- Facebook www.facebook.com/keepingitrelle

- Pinterest www.pinterest.com/keepingitrelle

- TikTok @keepingitrelle

Guide on how to teach your children to be world explorers available here: https://jonesinfortaste.com/how-to-world-food-explorers/

Want to follow our adventures traveling and living abroad ? Follow Jonesin' For Taste on Instagram to catch all of our latest adventures? Stop by, send me a DM, and let me know what you would like to know about being an expat

Nov 05, 2020
Celebrating Day of the Dead
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Learn about the history and symbolism of Día de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, and ways to celebrate it that are both culturally appropriate and easy for families to do no matter where they live.

Here is a fun virtual field trip for kids

Full show notes available at: https://jonesinfortaste.com/07-celebrating-day-of-the-dead/

Guide on how to teach your children to be world explorers available here: https://jonesinfortaste.com/how-to-world-food-explorers/

Want to follow our adventures traveling and living abroad ? Follow Jonesin' For Taste on Instagram to catch all of our latest adventures? Stop by, send me a DM, and let me know what you would like to know about being an expat

Oct 29, 2020
Strategies to Introduce New Foods To Kids with Alex Turnbull
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As we discussed with Mireille in episode 5, food is a fantastic vehicle for introducing kids to new cultures.  But a common problem is how to get kids to actually try these new dishes! In this episode we talk with Alex Turnbull of The Family Dietitian about what strategies we can use to introduce new foods to kids.

In this episode we cover: 

  • Considerations when introducing new foods from other cultures
  • Tips for serving new foods to kids
  • How to talk with kids about food


Alex is a mother of both an infant and a toddler – her entire career has been focused on combining her love of food and nutrition for families. Helping others learn how to grow a healthy relationship with food has been her mission over the past several years. She’s worked in weight management, long term care, clinical and foodservice settings. Among all of these, her greatest passion is educating children and families on building healthy, sustainable eating habits. 

Pre-motherhood, she obtained her bachelor of science in dietetics from St. Catherine University, where she then went on to obtain her credentials as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She also runs her own blog @TheFamilyNutritionist and works in school foodservice. She is an expert in infant and child nutrition and is passionate about helping parents find ways to feed their families with more confidence and less stress. Personally, Alex loves to eat to live and believes that all foods can fit within a healthy lifestyle. She encourages families to find simple and realistic ways to work towards a healthier and happier life.

You can find some ideas for making mealtime fun for the whole family here.

Sign up for my quick start guide to getting kids more involved in the kitchen here: https://www.subscribepage.com/quickstartcookingwithkids

Guide on how to teach your children to be world explorers available here: https://jonesinfortaste.com/how-to-world-food-explorers/

Want to follow our adventures traveling and living abroad ? Follow Jonesin' For Taste on Instagram to catch all of our latest adventures? Stop by, send me a DM, and let me know what you would like to know about being an expat

Oct 22, 2020
Connecting Food and Global Learning with Mireille Roc
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On this episode, we discuss with Mireille Roc of Global Kitchen Travels about how recipes can be used as a way to teach children about other cultures, while also teaching them a life skill and reinforce important studies like history, geography and math. There is nothing like sharing a plate of delicious food to break down bias and misconceptions about other cultures.

On this episode we cover: 

  • using recipes as a vehicle for learning about other countries
  • How to learn how to easily cook from different cuisines?
  • What are some fun projects to help inspire cultural learning in kids?


Chef Mireille is a NYC based classically trained chef who has more than 10 years experience working in a variety of culinary roles including everything from a Catering Chef to a Nursery School Chef. For the past several years, she has worked as a Chef Instructor, teaching children cross cultural recipes and nutrition in an after school culinary program.

She is also the food writer and photographer at Global Kitchen Travels, a food and travel blog presenting traditional recipes from around the world. You can find her LIVE 3 times a week on Instagram @chefmireille on Tuesdays, Thursday and Sundays at 5pm EST with recipes and culinary tips with global inspiration or watch the replays on IGTV.

If you need some guidance to help you start teaching your kids about other countries and cultures with recipes, check here for some quick tips and links to kid friendly recipes 

Youtube video mentioned: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HXXJg4vDF8&list=PLLgqOez346ZNjuArRDFymnJTw3Nl58eHi

Lokua Labs: https://lokua.org/
03: Travel From Home- Interview with LJ Sikahema of Lokua Labs

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Guide on how to teach your children to be world explorers available here: https://jonesinfortaste.com/how-to-world-food-explorers/

Want to follow our adventures traveling and living abroad ? Follow Jonesin' For Taste on Instagram to catch all of our latest adventures? Stop by, send me a DM, and let me know what you would like to know about being an expat

Oct 15, 2020
Life As A Global Nomad with Roberta D’Angelo Mellis
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On this episode, we talk with Roberta D’Angelo Mellis about her experiences moving between countries and continents, learning to repeatedly navigate and adapt to new cultures and languages.

Some topics from this episode include:

  • what it's like living the life of a global nomad 
  • challenges of raising children abroad
  • how living abroad has benefitted her family


Roberta D’Angelo Mellis graduated in Social Communication, with a Post Degree in Marketing, she started her career in advertising agencies. In 2010, after 10 years as a marketing executive at a Japanese multinational, she abandoned everything to accompany her husband in his expat career around the world.

Living in Italy and South Africa, has dedicated herself to social projects, new languages, photography, arts and literature. In 2018 she graduated in Creative Writing in Mexico City, publishing many short stories and winning several literary contests

Now living in The Netherlands, she works at ACCESS Netherlands and is also a Columnist and proofreader of the web platform “Brasileiras pelo Mundo” (Brazilians around the world) with monthly articles about living abroad and life in The Netherlands.

Her Instagram author profile is @robertadangelomellis Note: it is all in Portuguese

Guide on how to teach your children to be world explorers available here: https://jonesinfortaste.com/how-to-world-food-explorers/

Want to follow our adventures traveling and living abroad ? Follow Jonesin' For Taste on Instagram to catch all of our latest adventures? Stop by, send me a DM, and let me know what you would like to know about being an expat


Oct 15, 2020
Travel From Home with LJ Sikahema
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In the third episode of the Families Exploring Culture Podcast, we discuss with LJ Sikahema from Lokua Labs about how to teach kids about different cultures and how families can learn about the world together.

Some topics from this episode include:

  • how to learn about the world from your home
  • why it’s important to teach kids from a young age about different people and cultures
  • some teaching strategies for elementary and middle school kids
  • benefits from participating in Lokua Labs

Full notes available at https://jonesinfortaste.com/travel-from-home/

LJ and Kaylie Sikahema are the founders of Lokua Labs, which uses hands-on, interactive lessons to teach kids about geography, culture, economics, history, science, politics, language, religion, and the arts. . . and how all of those things work together to make the world work the way it does. They have three awesome, wonderful, trouble-making boys, and just had their first girl. They love to travel, but like most people, wish they had more money to do it.

Web: lokua.org
IG: @lokualabs
Email: team@lokua.org

Follow Lokua Labs on Instagram and Facebook, email your questions, and check out their website!

Guide on how to teach your children to be world explorers available here: https://jonesinfortaste.com/how-to-world-food-explorers/

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Oct 14, 2020
What Is Culture?
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On the second episode of the Families Exploring Culture podcast, we discuss what culture is, aspects and examples of culture, and why cultural awareness is so important. 

We all belong to a variety of cultures that shape who we are, how we think, feel, and act, how we make decisions and treat others.

It is so easy to look at the way another culture does something (especially from the outside) and judge it based on our own perceptions that are cultivated by the standards of our culture. What may seem odd or wrong to us is normal to others and the same is true for the reverse.

Show notes available at: https://jonesinfortaste.com/what-is-culture/

Guide on how to teach your children to be world explorers available here: https://jonesinfortaste.com/how-to-world-food-explorers/

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Oct 14, 2020
Expanding Our Understanding of the World: Welcome to the Families Exploring Podcast
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Welcome to the Families Exploring Cultures podcast! We all live in diverse communities and come in contact with a variety of cultures every day. As we seek to learn about, understand, and appreciate other cultures we can see the unique strengths and viewpoints that each culture has, which has incredible benefits for our families and communities.

On the podcast we will talk about different programs that can help you learn about new cultures, strategies to help you as you teach your children, ways to explore cultures both at home and abroad, and hear the experiences of people from around the world who have left their own home cultures to experience new ones.

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Show notes:

Overview of the episode: https://jonesinfortaste.com/expanding-our-understanding-of-the-world/

https://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/culture/cultural-competence/culture-and-diversity/main

Story of the stripling warriors being chased by Lamanites and Antipus’ forces’ efforts to protect the young warriors as metaphor for the effort we can make at home. Alma 56: 30-56

Guide on how to teach your children to be world explorers available here: https://jonesinfortaste.com/how-to-world-food-explorers/

Want to follow our adventures traveling and living abroad ? Follow Jonesin' For Taste on Instagram to catch all of our latest adventures? Stop by, send me a DM, and let me know what you would like to know about being an expat





Oct 02, 2020