• Offers expert commentary on a wide range of foods from nations around the globe
• Affords fascinating insights into other peoples and other cultures
• Shares a wealth of unusual food facts
• Includes recipes that allow readers to actually try some of the exotic foods described
• 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
"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."
"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."
"This is a very interesting reference book. . . . Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and above; general readers."
"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!"
To most Americans, the idea of sitting down to a plate of worms or insect larvae is fairly revolting, yet both are very high in protein and routinely consumed in some nations. Besides, who are we to scoff when the cheese we love is really rotten milk and our rich, sweet honey is actually bee vomit?