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Andrew Zimmern's Field Guide to Exceptionally Weird, Wild, and Wonderful Foods: An Intrepid Eater's Digest Paperback – October 30, 2012
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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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
“...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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