Maddie and Wynn

Hungry for . . . Noodles

cultural twists on noodles from

Canada - france - ghana - peru




Fun Facts

  • Origin of noodles dates back 4000 years ago to China
  • Most popular noodle is Ramen . . . even astronauts eat RAMEN
  • April 4th is National RAMEN Day. Visit cupnoodles museum to learn more.
  • Macaroni and cheese or spaghetti between two slices of bread = a sandwich!

International Noodle Day

October 6 – eat your noodles!

noodles with a cultural twist

Ö French spaghetti (coming soon)

Ö Stir Fry Noodles (Peruvian Style)

Ö Lasagna (Canadian Fav)

Ö Ramen African Style

serve noodles

  • hot or cold
  • topped or stuffed
  • at any meal 
  • as a snack 

cooking noodles

 Step One: Determine how much pasta or noodles you should cook. (watch measuring pasta to learn more)
Step two: Cook your noodles 

ask for help if you need it
- be smart not sorry -

herb aware

Herb aware not to be confused with herbivores “an animal that feeds on plants.”  

Check out this video to learn more about herbs and the flavours they add to the food you cook. 

Types of Noodles

Maddie’s Favourite

Ö ramen and chicken noodle (Maddie’s)

Jojo’s Favourite

Ö pad thai (Jojo’s)

Victor’s Favourite

Ö riggis (Victor’s)


Types of Pasta

Ö long and medium length
choose: thick, thin, very thin, coiled, twisted, wide 

Ö stretched pasta
mostly seen in Italian cuisine

Ö soup pasta
bows, macaroni, grains, orzo, alphabet, many more

russell Leon's Secret spaghetti sauce (don't tell Maddie)

In Chapter 3 Maddie tries to find out her dad’s ‘secret’ ingredient                                                …

   “Smells great!” she said, hovering over her dad’s secret sauce.

   “Italian parsley?” she asked peering up at him. “Its the spices – right! That’s the secret isn’t it?”

   “Nope,” he replied.

  “Tell me!” she pleaded.

  “No way! I’m the sole-holder of my girl’s favourite spaghetti-sauce,” he said, planting a kiss on her head. 


Are you a culturally influenced cook?

Do you have a recipe to share?

Send us a description of your recipe along with a picture of your ingredients and finished dish. With your permission we will add it to Jojo's collection.

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