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Teacher Appreciation – Tip #29: Cook a Cultural Dish

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May 30, 2012
Credit: Illustration by Walter C. Baumann

Tip #29: Cook a Cultural Dish

Ever wonder about your teacher's culture or where they come from? Take a second to show your interest and ask them about it. Next, go home and research recipes that are common in their culture, and surprise your teacher with a yummy dish. This will not only show your teacher you personally took the time to look into where they come from, but it will also be a nice comforting meal that reminds them of home.

Not sure where you can research recipes online? Epicurious has a robust international recipe section and Allrecipes has many regional and ethnic recipes.

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