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Exploring Food Origins with Google Earth

A food’s origin is the place where a food was originally created or eaten.

Pasta is an italian word, but noodles originally came from China over 4,000 years ago!


Ice cream was first eaten in Persia (now Iran) in the Middle East. Click here to learn more about the history of ice cream!

Take a trip around the world and test your knowledge with this food origins quiz

Your turn!

  1. Go to our very own Google Earth Map here
  2. Select New feature then Add placemark 
  3. Select a location on the map where your favorite food is from (it’s origin). You may have to do some research!
  4. Choose Edit place to add your own photo, give it a title, and write a description or memory.

We can’t wait to see the origins of your favorite foods!