Memory Dish

The Memory Dish Project came about as an assignment within Topics In World History, taught to all 9th grade students at Wheeler.

History Teacher Mara Lytle’s students were among the 9th graders who took on the project and were willing to share their family recipes for this ebook gift to the community during the holidays.

Via podcast or video, all students completed the assignment with reflections on their personal connections to each Memory Dish and conducted an Oral History interview with a family member or close connection. Each student investigated the broader cultural or historical roots of the dish such as its connection to the Silk Road or Indian Ocean Trade Networks, its fusion of culinary traditions, or the dish’s roots in migration, enslavement, industrialization, or global trade.

We are grateful for the recipes shared in this ebook you may download below.

Please enjoy several examples from the class in this video showcase.

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