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Andrew Zimmern's Field Guide to Exceptionally Weird, Wild, and Wonderful Foods: An Intrepid Eater's Digest Hardcover


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends (October 30, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 125001929X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1250019295
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 7.6 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #824,889 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Andrew Zimmern, host of the Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, is a self-described intrepid eater and an avid reader of all things cookery. Stuffed lamb spleen, cockroaches, and garlic ice cream are all part of his gastronomic experiences, and he encourages kids to be more adventurous in their own food choices. A dynamic, poppy layout heavy with black, white, and red graphics; sometimes-icky photographs; and fun sidebars never overwhelm readers, and yet this book is brimming with culinary, scientific, and sociological facts. The ever-popular gross-out factor will delight middle-level readers: Zimmern offers up an ode to haggis, a recipe for maggot cheese, and five creative ways to eat a Twinkie, all while imparting important lessons on the cultural implications and scientific nuances of food. If this book had a mantra, it would be “Try it; you might like it,” which is an apropos message for readers young and old. Grades 4-8. --Erin Anderson

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"...informative and surprising...this unflinching survey of global eating habits urges [readers] to challenge their cultural assumptions and palates." - Publishers Weekly

"Only someone as smart, fun and adventurous as Andrew Zimmern could have dreamed up and researched such an entertaining, engaging book that covers everything edible from the simply distasteful to the outrageously creepy. It's got an eeeeeew factor that will keep kids entertained, and a wealth of facts that will keep them informed." - Dana Cowin, Editor In Chief of Food & Wine

"Along with the enlightenment that comes with realizing not everyone eats like us, adults will be alternately fascinated and horrified by his latest. But children will be mesmerized--and I'm quite sure-- intrigued. This will be Andrew's lasting legacy, planting the notion in minds young and old that ‘that might not be too bad. I think I'll try that!’" - Anthony Bourdain

"If this book had a mantra, it would be “Try it; you might like it,” which is an apropos message for readers young and old." -- Booklist


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It's a great book for adults and kids alike.
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This book is not only interesting to children, it is also full of amazing fun facts that they will want to come and tell you about.
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When I discovered the two of them wrote this book together, I knew right away I was going to love this book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Caliboots on November 4, 2012
Format: Hardcover
My son (13 yrs old) loves this funny and fact-filled collection of wild foods and some of the history and culture behind them -- tarantulas, hot dogs, spam, and the list goes on. This is great nonfiction for fans of Zimmern's "Bizarre Foods" show (all ages) but especially good for kids who don't like information in textbook-like formats. This is laugh-out-loud funny and good for you, too. But don't tell the kiddos about that last part.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By bockmanc on November 6, 2012
Format: Hardcover
For all those who have come across a hesitant reader this is a great book. I see this ever year as a classroom teacher. This book is not only interesting to children, it is also full of amazing fun facts that they will want to come and tell you about. I also found it to be quite interesting and informative as well. It has proven to be a great book to read along with not only my students but my own younger children. You will not be disappointed with this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By timbo on November 6, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Love, love, love. What a great book to share with the kiddos and their lil pallets. Always enjoyable to get adventurous/creative with food. I think the authors do a great job encouraging children to think outside the 'pizza' box in terms of their food selections. Great work AZ and MoMo :)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By shariholmberg on November 6, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Well written and full of 'juicy' stories, perfect for inspired children with a desire to explore their world. Exceptionally wonderful indeed!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By AmazonReviewer on November 6, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I love this book. Each chapter is really informative and fun. I love the fun graphics and pictures. I found myself laughing out loud at parts and learning a lot about different cuisines around the world. It's a great book for adults and kids alike.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Annabelle on November 28, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Funny and full of great information!! Andrew Zimmern delivers a spectacular and wildly entertaining book full of weird and classic foods. From Twinkies to scrapple (a Pennsylvania food I'm familiar with--it's so gross!), Andrew certainly knows his stuff. Kids will LOVE the photos, illustrations, and bizarre facts. I loved this book so much. Can't wait to read it with my nephew!
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