Episode 3 – Food Festivals: let’s tumble, splat and eat til we’re (literally) blue

Chasing cheese dreams

The planet is wonderful place. And you might never know just how wonderful it is until you chase a wheel of cheese down a dangerously steep hill. Strap on your splat goggles, it’s time to check out the world’s weirdest and most wonderful food festivals.

Quiz Answers
Question 1.
In which Swiss city do they hold an onion festival?
Bern
Question 2.
What’s the current record from eating 85 kg of watercress?
a) 32 seconds
b) 2 minutes 10 seconds
c) 3 minutes and 42 seconds
32 seconds
Question 3.
What’s one type of dancing you can expect to find at the Blue Food Festival?
Limbo
Question 4.
In which country is the Radish Festival Held?
Mexico
Question 5.
Name two events at the Chinchilla Melon Festival
Melon skiing, pip spitting, melon bungee, melon eating, melon chariot race, iron man/woman melon challenge
Question 6.
At which festival can you find the oldest food traditions in the world?
A Taste of Kakadu (65 thousand years old)

Sources
‘La Tomatina’s 70th Anniversary, and Its Big Messy Secret’ by Phil Edwards, Vox, August 26, 2015.
‘World’s Best Food Festivals: 14 Places For the True Foodie to Eat’ by John Malathronas, CNN Travel, June 2017.
‘Mexico’s Whimsical Night of the Radishes’ by Lindsey Galloway, BBC World Travel, December 22, 2014.
‘The Quiet Hampshire Town That’s Obsessed with Watercress’ by Tom Ough, The Telegraph, May 19, 2018.
‘The Delicious Tradition of Bern’s Onion Market’ in House of Switzerland.
‘Return to Edam’, The Sydney Morning Herald, November 13, 2008.

Credits


This episode was narrated and produced by Alice Zaslavsky.
The Ferment To Be ad was voiced by Courtney Glass.
Writer: Sam West.
Editor: Sam Lowe.
Recording: Tender Trap Studios, Melbourne.
Curriculum Specialist: Beverley Laing.
Logo design: Love + Money.
Funding: Hort Innovation.

Lesson Plans

For Teachers

Free Australian Curriculum-aligned lesson plans, springboards and activities for Yr 3-6.

Episode 3 – Food Festivals: let’s tumble, splat and eat til we’re (literally) blue

Yr Level

Learning Area

Curriculum Code
Celebrating the Feast
3 4 5 6 7 8
Humanities and Social Sciences, The Arts
ACHASSK064 ACHASSK065 ACADAR012 ACAMAM060 ACAMAM062 ACAMAM063 ACAMAM068 ACAMAM069 ACAVAR113
Episode 3 – Food Festivals: let’s tumble, splat and eat til we’re (literally) blue
Celebrating the Feast
Yr Level
3 4 5 6 7 8
Learning Area
Humanities and Social Sciences, The Arts
Curriculum Code
ACHASSK064 ACHASSK065 ACADAR012 ACAMAM060 ACAMAM062 ACAMAM063 ACAMAM068 ACAMAM069 ACAVAR113