The World of Food

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In Australia, food is called "tucker." In Mexico, people pour a special kind of chocolate sauce over chicken. No matter what food is called or how it is prepared, people all over the world have their favorite flavors and recipes. Discover many more exciting facts about food around the world as you learn how to make pao de queijo and a rain stick from Brazil, marzipan critters from Germany, mango lassi from India, and blinis and paper lanterns from Russia. Take a closer look at the world we share and give your ...
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Overview

In Australia, food is called "tucker." In Mexico, people pour a special kind of chocolate sauce over chicken. No matter what food is called or how it is prepared, people all over the world have their favorite flavors and recipes. Discover many more exciting facts about food around the world as you learn how to make pao de queijo and a rain stick from Brazil, marzipan critters from Germany, mango lassi from India, and blinis and paper lanterns from Russia. Take a closer look at the world we share and give your taste buds a treat!

Discusses foods that are popular in countries around the world and includes a recipe from each country, including Australia, Brazil, Egypt, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, and the United States.

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Children's Literature
Throughout the world, everyone has a favorite kind of cuisine. This book, part of the "Life Around the World series" gives a brief description about many different international meals and how they are prepared, along with simple recipes for beginning chefs to follow in making various dishes. The countries included are Australia, Brazil, Egypt, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, and the United States. Side panels are included that contain more facts about each specific country; for example, caviar, better known as fish eggs, is available in the Caspian Sea in Russia, and in the past, Egyptians cooked their meals on rooftops to keep their houses cool. At the beginning of the book is a list of safety guidelines to follow while preparing food in the kitchen. The full-color, close-up pictures of a child from each country are vivid and capture the happiness and fun in eating food. There is a glossary, a list of books for additional reading, Web sites, and an index. This is a great tool for beginning research writers and for the classroom on a world food unit. The book is also beneficial for circulation in the library for parents to use as a guide at home when discussing different cultures with their children. 2003, Gareth Stevens Publishing,
— Christy Oestreich
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-These attractive books feature the same 10 countries: Australia, Brazil, Egypt, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, and the U.S. The introductions include two "signs" to look for: one that denotes the need for adult assistance and the other, a pattern to be photocopied. Two spreads are devoted to each country: the first contains brief factual information on a topic of interest and a larger section that describes how birthdays are celebrated or specialty foods, facing a full-color, close-up photograph of smiling children. Two pages of recipe and/or craft ideas follow. Words in bold appear in the glossaries; some pronunciation aids are given in the texts. The material is beautifully presented, concise, and useful, and both titles have wide appeal.-Maryann H. Owen, Racine Public Library, WI Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780836836608
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/28/2003
  • Series: Life around the World Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 7 years
  • Product dimensions: 9.22 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Table of Contents

Australia 6
Brazil 10
Egypt 14
Germany 18
India 22
Japan 26
Mexico 30
Russia 34
South Africa 38
United States 42
Glossary 46
Books and Web Sites 47
Index 48
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