During our Global Teachers programs, delegates are asked to challenge themselves by sampling local dishes. Here are a few things this year’s Global Teachers tried.
Barely in the country for 24 hours, the delegates got to experience street food at Beijing’s Wangfujing markets. Delicacies included deep-fried starfish, seahorse, scorpions, and more. The market itself is a well-known attraction. As you can see, our Global Teachers enjoyed a different taste of China.
— Blair Morrow (@BlairKMorrow) June 17, 2018
As you can see, our Global Teachers enjoyed a different taste of China.
Challenge #1: “Order a good that pushes your culinary comfort zone.” pic.twitter.com/LJ7bBl8w72
— Ms. Hatmaker (@MsHatmaker) June 18, 2018
Teachers (left to right) Megan Lewis, Evelyn Gower, Mia Cruise, and Amy Parker try out chicken feet. In China, they can serve as a snack or a main dish. Most North Carolinians may not be familiar with eating the feet directly (unlike pigs’ feet) but the chicken feet have been used in the United States as part of more traditional cooking in making soups and broths.
Stepping outside that comfort zone and trying something new. These ladies convinced me to try chicken feet. It’s more skin than meat, but not too bad. #ChallengingMyself #GlobalTeachers @GoGlobalNC pic.twitter.com/WtzFX79ufq
— Ms. Gower's Class (@MsGowersClass) June 24, 2018
Seeing how students ate also interested our delegates.
Dinner in Sichuan province was a regional specialty: hot pot. Using hot soup stock, diners place their meats, vegetables, and more in the stock to cook, like fondue. Hot pot varies across China’s regions, and the Chongqing hot pot in Sichuan province is known for its spiciness, which comes from Sichuan peppers.
Here’s more about the hot pot and how to eat it:
It was a struggle to get here. A struggle to order this dinner. I am struggling with my translation app to understand how much owe, but I won’t struggle to eat!! This food is good!!! #JohnsonvilleWorldTour #China2018 pic.twitter.com/eJ3HIx78F8
— Anthony Johnson (@a_p_johnson) June 26, 2018
Anthony Johnson summed up his experiences with food in a video that will take you through the whole program!
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