Breads (and Cultures) of the World is our informal educational program offering children and youth an engaged experience with real cultural anthropology – as of now, globally, there aren’t any well-structured programs in this field developed by professional anthropologists. Dr. Nadezhda Savova-Grigorova, cultural anthropologist from Princeton University, created the Breads (and Cultures) of the World program based on her academic research and travel experiences across more than 70 countries across the globe. In the program, in each session children get acquainted with a different country and they learn about its culture and traditions by also hands-on making a typical bread or pastry, whose recipes were collected by Nadezhda during her travels across small tribes and villages.
Breads (and Cultures) of the World was also applied in 2013-2014 in a school as part of the formal educational program for grade 3rd and 4th. The program embraced from interactive informational modules with photos and videos of Nadezhda to collective bread-making in the school dining hall to the creation and exhibit of children’s own unique textbooks with their illustrations and impressions from the cultures of the world. With the proven success and popularity of the program among children and their parents, we hope that more and more school will get inspired to introduce cultural anthropology for children applying our educational modules.