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

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The title They Eat That?: A Cultural Encyclopedia of Weird and Exotic Food from around the World says it all. This fun encyclopedia, organized A-Z, describes and offers cultural context for foodstuffs people eat today that might be described as "weird" at least to the American palate. Entries also include American regional standards, such as scrapple and chitterlings, that other regions might find distasteful, as well as a few mainstream American foods, like honey, that are equally odd when one considers their ...
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They Eat That?: A Cultural Encyclopedia of Weird and Exotic Food from around the World

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Overview

The title They Eat That?: A Cultural Encyclopedia of Weird and Exotic Food from around the World says it all. This fun encyclopedia, organized A-Z, describes and offers cultural context for foodstuffs people eat today that might be described as "weird" at least to the American palate. Entries also include American regional standards, such as scrapple and chitterlings, that other regions might find distasteful, as well as a few mainstream American foods, like honey, that are equally odd when one considers their derivation. A long narrative entry on insects, for example, discusses the fact that insects are enjoyed as a regular part of the diet in some Asian, South and Central American, and African countries. It then looks at the kinds of insects eaten, where and how they are eaten, cultural uses, nutrition, and preparation. Each of the encyclopedia's 100 entries includes a representative recipe or, for a food already prepared like maggoty cheese, describes how it is eaten. Each entry ends with suggested readings.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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."

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Booklist

"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."

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Library Journal

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

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Choice

"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!"

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Reference Reviews

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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313380594
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/16/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 7 MB

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