Food Atlas: Discover All the Delicious Foods of the World
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.
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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About the Author
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.
This book provides geography lessons that you can almost taste... Each 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 while local and specialty dishes and beverages that make up the country's cuisine fill the rest of the page. It's a fascinating way to look at the world.-- (10/01/2017)
This enticing oversize book covers ancient and modern fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, seafood, and meat from all regions of the world, from humitas in Ecuador to yemista in Greece and tandoori chicken in India and wontons in China. Full-page spreads depict maps of the countries, speckled with the dishes eaten there. Each spread includes an introductory paragraph that offers general information on the cuisine of the region (for instance, cured pork, potatoes, cereal, and fish are common in Germany). Playful illustrations accompany brief descriptions of the foods... A browsable book that will spur discussion and lead to a greater awareness of cultural differences.-- (11/01/2017)
A book worthy of purchase for an elementary school library. Readers will not only learn where their food comes from, but they will also gain an appreciation for the many and varied culinary delights served around the world.-- (12/15/2017)
Young foodies will enjoy poring over the spreads in this large-scale food atlas... Those taking their time to look carefully will learn plenty about food around the world.-- (01/30/2018)