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Food Atlas: Discover All the Delicious Foods of the World

Food Atlas: Discover All the Delicious Foods of the World

Global discovery tour of the ingredients, dishes, and culinary curiosities that characterize the world's continents.

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ISBN 9781770859524
Published 27 November 2017 by Firefly Books
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Malerba, Giulia
Illustrated by Sillani, Febe
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ISBN-13 9781770859524
ISBN-10 1770859527
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Firefly Books
Imprint Firefly Books Ltd
Publication Date 27 November 2017
International Publication Date 15 August 2017
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Malerba, Giulia
Illustrated by Sillani, Febe
Category Atlases
Big Books Picture books
Cooking (Incl. Food And Drink)
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 72
Dimensions Width: 273mm
Height: 368mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 7-9 years
Reading Age 7-9 years
Library of Congress Food, Food habits, International cooking
NBS Text Children's Maps & Atlases
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 394.12
Catalogue Code 891421

Description of this Book

An exciting visual journey around the world of foods and flavors. Food Atlas takes readers on a global discovery tour of the ingredients, dishes, and culinary curiosities that characterize the world's continents. The book features appealing illustrations and concise captions organized into 39 regional maps that focus on one country. The book opens with a world map showing the six continents and 50 countries. The featured countries are: North America -- Canada, United States, Mexico South America -- Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Argentina, Chile Europe -- Great Britain (and Ireland), Norway, Sweden, Finland, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Hungary, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece Asia -- Russia, Lebanon, Turkey, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, India Africa -- Morocco, Egypt, Angola, South Africa, Madagascar Oceania -- Australia, New Zealand, Fiji Islands. Each chapter opens with a continent map showing the countries, each with a selected food or ingredient of importance and introductory text. Every country map has a brief introduction outlining the most important features of the cuisine and culture of food, such as late night meals or traditional morning beverages. The most important foods grown or produced in that country are illustrated within its borders. Local and specialty dishes and beverages that make up the country's cuisine fill the rest of the page. Sometimes a food ingredient is shown in a specific place; e.g., the Khasi mandarin in India's Meghalaya region, which is where it and all other citrus fruits originated; or ostrich eggs in Southern Africa, where the bird lives in savannah and desert habitats. Oceans and seas show marine animals that add to the country's diet. The book closes with a world map that shows how explorers carried some of the world's most widely eaten foods from their land of origin to new lands, where they now fill grocery stores and markets around the world; e.g. rice and citrus came from China; coffee from Ethiopia; black pepper from Vietnam; and so on for all 23 world-traveling foods. Country by country around the globe, readers will discover the gastronomical wonders of the globe in all their delicious variety.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This appealing, oversize book explores the foods and dishes associated with a number of countries around the world... Fun for food-obsessed little browsers.--Donna Scanlon Booklist (10/01/2017)
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Giulia Malerba is a writer and editorial manager, and the co-author of three cookbooks. This is her first children's book. She lives in Italy. Febe Sillani is the author or illustrator of more than 80 children's books, many published in other languages. She lives in Italy.

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