As we read Mem Fox's Possum Magic, you could see the students' eyes glaze over as she mentioned all the different foods and cities in Australia that are so unfamiliar to our American children. To make the places come alive for the children we reread the story as each child followed Hush and Grandma Poss's travels on a map of Australia. Today to give the students a taste for the Australian goodies that Mem includes, we tasted Anzac biscuits (that they ate in Adelaide) - a crispy oats and coconut, maple-flavored cookie. Tomorrow we will try lamington which made Hush visible in Hobart - or at least our Americanized version! Our sample is a little pound cake cut into rectangles with cocoa and sugar icing poured over the top and sprinkled with coconut. Yum!
Next we're looking for a little Vegemite. Any suggestions?