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Extreme Cuisine

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Hungry for a snack? How about trying a grasshopper taco? Or perhaps fried bat sounds better. Sometimes rattlesnake chili is just the thing to hit the spot. Where do people eat foods like these? All over the world! Children will be amazed to learn about the wide variety of meals that are cooked--and eaten--by people around the globe. From insects and spiders to crocodiles, mice, and scorpions, there's no limit to the number of delicious dishes that can be made from these unusual ingredients. As children are about to discover, the world is a big place. One eater's "yuck!" is another eater's "yum!"

 
Title   ATOS Format Qty
Extreme Cuisine (6 titles)
Cover: Baby Bug Dishes Baby Bug Dishes 4.6
Cover: Bug-a-licious Bug-a-licious 3.8
Cover: Mammal Menu Mammal Menu 4.2
Cover: Shocking Seafood Shocking Seafood 4.4
Cover: Slithery, Slimy, Scaly Treats Slithery, Slimy, Scaly Treats 4.4
Cover: Spider-tizers and Other Creepy Treats Spider-tizers and Other Creepy Treats 4.2
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
BISACS JNF014000
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2009
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Extreme Cuisine
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions 8 x 10
ISBN 9781597168267, 9781597169141, 9781936090198
Title Format Reinforced book, Multi-User eBook, Savings Bundle
 

Extreme Cuisine

Kids…will be amazed to learn there are a variety of insects and other creepy creatures that are eaten by various cultures around the world. These books are easy to read with big type, and recipes are included just in case readers might want to try the deep-fried spiders or scorpions. Who knows what we might be eating in the future. The colorful photographs make it appear as though the critters are coming right off of the page. Much to the delight of readers there are maps and fascinating fact boxes on every two-page spread. The menu at the beginning of every book is very helpful. Recommended.

Extreme Cuisine

Kids…will be amazed to learn there are a variety of insects and other creepy creatures that are eaten by various cultures around the world. These books are easy to read with big type, and recipes are included just in case readers might want to try the deep-fried spiders or scorpions. Who knows what we might be eating in the future. The colorful photographs make it appear as though the critters are coming right off of the page. Much to the delight of readers there are maps and fascinating fact boxes on every two-page spread. The menu at the beginning of every book is very helpful. Recommended.

Extreme Cuisine

The gross factor may keep strong-stomached readers paging through descriptions of Thai fried bats, Mexican mealworm pasta, and other culinary “delights.” Close-up photos of live ingredients and completed dishes add an extra ick factor. Readers beware: there are real dangers to consuming some of these things if prepared incorrectly. The host of TV’s Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern is series consultant.

Extreme Cuisine

From “Stir-Fried Silkworms” (eaten in Suzhou, China) to “Dragonflies on a Stick” (eaten on Bali), the nine dishes in each of these titles will be unfamiliar to most children. Each one is covered on a spread, with descriptions opposite glossy, somewhat garish color photos. The texts are written in a conversational tone (Seafood describes how “When pulled out of the River Thames in London, long snake-shaped eels hardly look like dinner”). Readers will discover some intriguing facts, e.g., cheese maggots, eaten on Sardinia, should be consumed while wearing eye protection because the wiggling creatures can jump up to six inches. A map at the end of each book shows where the foods are eaten. Most are in Asian or African countries, although the U.S. is represented by waxworm salad (eaten at the annual “BugFest” in Raleigh, NC), cricket lick-its (lollipops with crickets inside), and a few other concoctions. While these titles are long on child appeal, they suffer from a somewhat superficial approach, as the “whys” (sociological, historical, geographical, etc.) behind the dishes are absent. But where patrons enjoy grossing each other out, consider these books.

Author/Illustrator biography
Detailed maps
Glossary of key words
Index
Table of contents
Full-color photographs