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Transcript of South America
Falkland Lslands Geographic and Climate Influences of Foods South America is sort of a bowl shaped coninent with a flat center.
The Andean mountains provided good slopes for irrigation.
Natives grew corn, lima beans, potatoes, sweet potatoes, chile peppers, avocados, peanuts, and chocolate.
The richest ingredients come from the middle of the continent where it's moist and the climate is the hottest. Agriculture South America has tropical and temperate regions so they are able to grow a variety of different products.
Livestock (cattle ranching) is a very popular product.
Only about one-eight of South America's land is suitable for growing crops or grazing.
Three-fourths of the land owners own less than 25 acres of land.
The rising cost of farming is affecting the continent.
Coffee is an important cash crop, it grows the best in Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador. Cultural Factors When the Europeans went to South America they brought European foods with them to give to the natives.
The region where residents live affects the foods they make.
If they live in a tropical region, they eat/make tropical food.
If they live in a more temperate area, then they eat temperate foods. Imports and Exports South America exports:
South American Imports
Some farming equipment Foods Restaurants Serve Because of the different areas in South America restaurants in South America serve a variety of foods, like:
Black Beans and Rice
Chilean Empanadas: stuffed bread or pastry.
Chipas: Argentinian Cheese Bread Common Foods in Native Diets Common foods that native South Americans ate are:
Vanilla http://0.tqn.com/d/americanfood/1/0/S/0/-/-/avo_nate_steiner.jpg http://0.tqn.com/d/americanfood/1/0/S/0/-/-/avo_nate_steiner.jpg Tourist Attractions Machu Picchu- Peru
Amazonia (Amazon)- Ecuador
Angel falls- Venezuela
Torres del Paine (National Park, Patagonia)- Chile
Salar de Uyuni (Worlds largest salt flat)- Bolivia
San Pedro de Atacama (Was once used when transporting cattle)- Chile
The Galapagos Islands- Ecuador
Lake Titicaca- Bolivia
Easter Island- Chile
The Pantanal (Greatest density of animal life in South America)- Brazil http://0.tqn.com/d/gosouthamerica/1/0/y/O/2/innerangel.jpg http://cdni.condenast.co.uk/646x430/g_j/galapagos_cnt_24nov09_iStock_b.jpg http://www.laketiticaca.org/photos/copacabana.jpg http://b.vimeocdn.com/ts/135/356/135356091_640.jpg Angel Falls Galapagos Lake Titicaca Patagonia Works Cited Blazes, Marian. "An Introduction to South AmericanÂ Food." About.com South American Food. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Jan. 2013. <http://southamericanfood.about.com/od/exploresouthamericanfood/a/history.htm>.
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Mitzewich, John. "10 Foods America Gave to TheÂ World." About.com American Food. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Jan. 2013. <http://americanfood.about.com/od/whatisamericanfood/tp/Foods-America-Gave-the-World.htm>.
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