Around the World in 12 Dishes: French Polynesia

We’ve been whisking around the world via our taste buds and this month we landed in French Polynesia.

French Polynesia is a group of islands located west of Australia. One of the most well-known islands in French Polynesia is Tahiti, which is where we decided to land.

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Because of it’s tropical island location, Tahitians eat a lot of fish and fruit. We decided to focus on fruit while learning about Tahiti.

We searched our local grocery stores and found a selection of fruit for our tropical fruit tasting. We had banana, mango, pineapple, papaya, and coconut.

Some of the fruits were very familiar to my girls and there were others we had never tried before.

After talking a bit about the island of Tahiti, we grabbed our forks and dug in.

Lizzie’s favorites were mango and coconut, while AJ preferred pineapple and bananas.

I loved the papaya!

Yum, yum good!

It was fun to imagine being able to dig in to this fabulous fruit on a daily basis.

In addition to eating our tropical fruits, we also learned about Tahitian dance and music. YouTube was a big help.

We listened to some Tahitian drummers and then watched several examples of Tahitian dance. And when we were finished watched, the girls put on their grass skirts and danced the afternoon away!

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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her here writing about fun learning activities, art, craft, and family fun ideas.

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