Nigeria 1


Nigeria Recipes 1 GEOGRAPHIC SETTING AND ENVIRONMENT The name Nigeria is taken from the Niger River, which plays an important part in Nigerian lives. Not only is it a transportation highway, it is an excellent source of fish, including carp, Nile perch, and catfish. It also provides the water needed to cultivate crops. Nigeria is

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Canada 2


Canada Recipes 1 GEOGRAPHIC SETTING AND ENVIRONMENT Canada is the world's second-largest country (after Russia), and is the largest country in North America. The eastern provinces, known as the Maritimes, are separated from the rest of the country by low mountain ranges. Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island are island provinces in the Atlantic Ocean. Along

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Egypt 3


Egypt Recipes 1 GEOGRAPHIC SETTING AND ENVIRONMENT The Arab Republic of Egypt is located in the northeastern region of the African continent, bordering both the Mediterranean and Red Seas. The climate is arid and dry and most of the country receives less than one inch of rainfall each year. The Mediterranean may offer Egypt's northern

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Brazil Afro-Brazilian 4

Brazil Afro-Brazilian

Brazil Afro-Brazilian Recipes 1 GEOGRAPHIC SETTING AND ENVIRONMENT The majority of Afro-Brazilians live in the nine states of the country's northeastern section—home to nearly one-third of all Brazilians. Most Afro-Brazilians live near the coastal regions where there is an abundance of rainfall. The northeast states have three distinct areas. The flat coastal strip, which literally

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Germany 5


Germany   Recipes 1 GEOGRAPHIC SETTING AND ENVIRONMENT Germany is located in Western Europe. The topography of the country is varied, and includes regions of deep forest and high mountains, as well as a wide valley surrounding the Rhine, Germany’s largest river. The highest mountain peak, the Zugspitze, lies on the border with Austria. Less

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Islands of the Pacific 6

Islands of the Pacific

Islands of the Pacific Recipes 1 GEOGRAPHIC SETTING AND ENVIRONMENT There are thousands of islands in the South Pacific Ocean. Some island groups are independent nations, others are territories or dependencies of the United States, France, and the United Kingdom. The island groups are categorized as Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia. Polynesia includes the U.S. state,

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Kenya 7


Kenya Recipes 1 GEOGRAPHIC SETTING AND ENVIRONMENT Kenya is located in East Africa near the Equator (the imaginary line that divides the Earth into the Northern and Southern Hemispheres). The country is approximately twice the size of Nevada. The southeast part of Kenya borders the Indian Ocean. The land regions are varied and range from

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Morocco 8


Morocco Recipes 1 GEOGRAPHIC SETTING AND ENVIRONMENT Morocco is located in the northwestern corner of Africa. Morocco is slightly larger in area than California, and its territory has three different regions. The northern coast along the Mediterranean Sea is made up of fertile land that rises to elevations of about 8,000 feet (2,400 meters). The

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Jamaica 9


Jamaica Recipes 1 GEOGRAPHIC SETTING AND ENVIRONMENT Jamaica is the third-largest island in the Caribbean Sea, about 90 miles south of Cuba. The island is comparable in size to Connecticut (in the United States) and is made up of coastal lowlands, a limestone plateau, and the Blue Mountains. Jamaica's size and varied terrain allow for

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Greece 10


Greece Recipes 1 GEOGRAPHIC SETTING AND ENVIRONMENT Greece is the southernmost country in the Balkan Peninsula, the region that includes Albania, Macedonia, and Bulgaria to the north. It has a total area of 131,940 square kilometers (50,942 square miles). About a fifth of the area is composed of more than 1,400 islands in the Ionian

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