A Taste of the World: What People Eat and How They Celebrate Around the Globe

Publisher: Little Gestalten

Review

From everyday meals to celebratory feasts, this fascinating non-fiction picture book looks at the diverse range of food eaten by people from around the world.

Each chapter focuses on a different geographical area (Asia and the Middle East; Africa; Europe; North and South America; Australasia and Oceania) and a selection of countries from each region are then discussed in greater depth.

Readers will learn that rice plays a fundamental role in the cuisine of Asia and the Middle East, while European diets often contain a variety of grains, such as wheat, barley and oats. There are many fascinating food facts, such as why the Margherita pizza got its name, how chocolate is made, and details on a paste from sticky rice flour that was used in the construction of the Great Wall of China.

The striking illustrations, created using bold blocks of colour, provide a vibrant accompaniment to the informative text. With a contents page, illustrated glossary and world map, this fabulous book is ideal to read in schools, and will be particularly enjoyed by children who are inquisitive about the way in which other people live.

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