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They Eat That?: A Cultural Encyclopedia of Weird and Exotic Food from around the World
     

They Eat That?: A Cultural Encyclopedia of Weird and Exotic Food from around the World

by Jonathan Deutsch Ph.D. (Editor), Natalya Murakhver (Editor)
 

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This thoroughly engaging encyclopedia considers the rich diversity of unfamiliar foods eaten around the world.

• Approximately 100 entries

• A representative recipe for each entry

• Photographs and drawings

• Suggested readings for each entry

• Alphabetical and geographical lists of entries

• A selected bibliography

Overview

This thoroughly engaging encyclopedia considers the rich diversity of unfamiliar foods eaten around the world.

• Approximately 100 entries

• A representative recipe for each entry

• Photographs and drawings

• Suggested readings for each entry

• Alphabetical and geographical lists of entries

• A selected bibliography

Editorial Reviews

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"They Eat That? is informative, fascinating and an accessible reference tool, and great fun to browse. And even if readers cannot be tempted to try any of the outlandish hors d'oeuvres, this entertaining encyclopedia is guaranteed to expand their knowledge of world cultures and food fads!" - Reference Reviews

"This is a very interesting reference book. . . . Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and above; general readers." - Choice

"This book will appeal to curious connoisseurs and may also appeal to reference browsers looking for something different and to the occasional person looking for the gross-out factor. It is also recommended for adventurous chefs, both professional and amateur." - Library Journal

"They Eat That? is an introduction to cuisines and dishes that readers might encounter as they travel around the world or into the side streets of the cities where they live. . . . Recommended for most libraries with an interest in the unusual." - Booklist

Library Journal
In this encyclopedia, Deutsch (culinary arts, Kingsborough Community Coll.) and food writer Murakhver cover foods that are not commonly eaten, focusing mainly on the U.S. diet. Foods from crawfish and head cheese to kangaroo and insects are described, and there are lists of common uses and further reading. Sometimes, in the case of, for example, rustic French rabbit stew, durian cookies, and fermented walrus flipper, a recipe is also featured. While some entries go for shock value, such as the one mentioning dog meat and a discussion of cannibalism, most lean toward factual, less sensationalized information. Other pieces discuss foods that are common in some parts of the United States, such as goat and cactus. VERDICT This book will appeal to curious connoisseurs and may also appeal to reference browsers looking for something different and to the occasional person looking for the gross-out factor. It is also recommended for adventurous chefs, both professional and amateur.—Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen, Oregon Inst. of Technology, Portland

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313380587
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/31/2012
Pages:
234
Sales rank:
845,684
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, is associate professor of culinary arts at Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY, and assistant professor of public health at The City University of New York Graduate Center, New York, NY.

Natalya Murakhver holds a master's degree in food studies from New York University and has written about food for several magazines.

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