A party without cake is just a meeting. – Julia Child



We Are Meant To Eat Together is designed to model how play, curiosity, and exploration can be utilized and curated as intentional learning opportunities.  Learning happens everywhere including the kitchen; making food together and sharing food connects us to each other, the world around us, and to what nourishes us. When we are connected to something we observe it and become aware of it in new ways. Learning happens in the kitchen because we have to understand and be capable of performing tasks to reach the end goal. Learning also happens because we get exposed to different questions, perspectives, and experiences. I get really excited about the activity possibilities and ways the kitchen can be a place to get learning off the page, and demonstrate a model environment that supports self-directed and non-coercive education.

This resource page is intended to provide links to projects, resources, and ideas that support whole-heart, whole-person, healthy communities.  If you have any suggestions for additions, please drop me a line!

This page has 3 sections:

Food Related Web Links

Other Food-Learning-Community Projects I Love

Books I Recommend



Food Literacy Related Web Links

Online Resources helpful in supporting and extending learning related to food and food literacy

Where Food Crops Come From Interactive

Seasonal Produce Guide

What Americans can learn from other food cultures – A TED ideas article

Food Timeline: Using a unique presentation, this fascinating buffet of popular lore and contradictory facts demonstrates how most foods are not invented; they evolve.

PBS Food is a website full of amazing videos, blogs, podcasts, ideas….

Food By Country is a great resource that looks at the history and geography related to regional specialities throughout the world, and includes recipes.

Food Links is also looking at global food traditions from a sociological perspective

The Science of Cooking by the Exploratorium

Food Terms in the BC Coastal Native Language of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh

Fractions in Recipes worksheet practice have a look around this site if you are looking for some practice opportunities on paper.  There are lots of worksheets that use cooking experiences and food as the context for the math problems.

The Impacts of Nutrition on Mental Health We all know that what we eat has an impact on our physical health, but what about our mental health? A growing body of research since the 1990s suggests that nutrition can play a key role in mental health, including major mental illnesses.

Video Resources helpful in supporting and extending learning related to food and food literacy

Math Video introducing the use of proportions in the kitchen

Cooked Mini Series by Michael Pollan

Eat The Story of Food by National Geographic

Indigenous Food 

Foodways with Jessica Sanchez, Indigenous Food 

One Human Family

Aquaponics: The Salmon Farm of the Future

The Power of Home Cooking 


Recommended Online Recipe Resources

BBC Good Food offers recipes from around the world, taking Mexican beyond fajitas and Italian beyond pasta.

Jamie Oliver World Food recipes

Global Table Adventures


Articles for mentors supporting youth/children/toddlers engaging in culinary experiences

Article Examining How Cooking Helps Kids Learn

Benefits of Cooking With Kids

A Guide to Cookery Skills & Suggested Recipes By Age

Math in the Kitchen


Other Food-Learning-Community Projects I Love

The Depanneur in Toronto Ontario 

Community Food Centres Canada

Queen Street Commons Cafe, Kitchener Ontario

Food Share Toronto

The Raw Carrot: Peeling For Change

The Kitchen Collective

The Seva Cafe 

Conflict Kitchen

Santropol Roulant 


Books I Recommend

simply in season
Simply In Season Children’s Cookbook
everybody cooks rice
Everybody Cooks Rice
Suzie’s Sourdough Circus: with Amazing Recipes!
Strega Nona
dim sum
Yum Yum Dim Sum
The Ugly Vegegables
world eats
What the World Eats
Who Wants Pizza?: The Kids’ Guide to the History, Science, and Culture of Food 
The World In Your Lunch Box
Honest Pretzels
Little Kitchen Around the World
Culinary Reactions: The Everyday Chemistry of Cooking
Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking
Eat Your Science Homework
Eat Your Math Homework

Revolting Recipes
Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes: A Cookbook for Preschoolers and Up

Usborne Cookbook For Children

The Star Wars Cook Book: Wookiee Cookies and Other Galactic Recipes

The Silver Spoon for Children: Favorite Italian Recipes
A Zombie Ate My Cupcake!

Where People Feast: An indigenous Peoples’ Cookbook
Modern Native Feasts
Feast for All Seasons: Traditional Native Peoples’ Cuisine

Spirit of the Harvest: North American Indian Cooking

Original Local: Indigenous Foods, Stories, and Recipes from the Upper Midwest
Foods of the Americas: Native Recipes and Traditions

The Math Chef: Over 60 Math Activities and Recipes for Kids

Science Experiments You Can Eat

A Little Bit of Soul Food
Hola! Jalapeno

Dragons Love Tacos
Salt Fat Acid Heat