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Author Steel, Tanya Wenman, author.

Title Food fight! : a mouthwatering history of who ate what and why through the ages / by Tanya Steel.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : National Geographic, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Pacific Park Library Children's Non-fiction    j 641.3009 STE    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Pacific Park Library Children's Non-fiction.
Description 160 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm.
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Series National Geographic kids
National Geographic kids.
Note "With 30 recipes."
Audience Age 10+.
Grades 7 to 8.
Summary "History of food, fun facts about food, plus recipes, for children"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 156) and indexes.
Contents The prehistoric era: cave kids, catching dinner, and camp cookouts -- Egypt: feasts for mummies, mommies, and pharaohs -- Greece: Gods, goats, and Greek yogurt -- Rome: chariots, circuses, and roast cranes -- Medieval times: Barbarians, braised peacock, and damsels sometimes in distress -- Mongols & the Silk Road: Genghis, gers, and yogurt -- The Renaissance: turnspit dogs, sugar castles, and flying machines -- America revolts: iced tea, false teeth, and flummeries and syllabubs -- The French Revolution: terror reigns, restaurants debut, and few eat cake -- The Industrial Revolution: children and machines enter the workforce en masse -- World War I: Hatred and hunger spread -- America's Great Depression: breadlines, the Dust Bowl, and a crashing economy -- The world at war, again: Food rations, victory gardens, and patriotic pies -- The sixties: flower power, Apollo, and space-age food -- Future world: imagined life on Mars -- Food timeline -- Recipe index.
Summary Did you know that Christopher Columbus set out on his most famous voyage in search not of the new world, but cinnamon? Or that rich people in the Middle Ages served flaming peacocks and spun sugar castles to their lucky dinner party guests? Did you ever wonder why M & Ms were invented? (Hint: That candy coating isn't just for decoration!) The quest for food has inspired all kinds of adventures and misadventures around the world, and this book explores the wildest and wackiest of them all, from prehistoric times through modern day. Hungry readers can go on a finger-licking romp through the ages to discover the origins of today's common foods, yucky habits of yore, marvelous inventions that changed the way we ate and cooked, and the weirdest menus on record. Amazing stats and fast food facts are featured throughout, along with 30 original recipes, each specific to a particular time and place.
Subject Food -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Food -- Miscellanea -- Juvenile literature.
Cooking -- Juvenile literature.
Added Author National Geographic Society (U.S.), publisher.
Added Title Mouthwatering history of who ate what and why through the ages
ISBN 9781426331626 (hardcover)
1426331622 (hardcover)
9781426331633 (library binding)
1426331630 (library binding)

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