Why is there no ham in hamburgers? How did we make ice cream before we could make ice? How did hot dogs get their name? From the origins of pizza to the invention of chicken fingers, this middle-grade non-fiction book has all the ingredients for a delicious read.
in a breezy, conversational style, the book walks readers through the often
surprisingly far-ranging history of folklore of favorite foods from pizza to
peanut butter. A good choice for any young gourmand’s bookshelf.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Scientific concepts appear
in highlighted text boxes and include an explanation for why chips become stale
and how milk chocolate requires overcoming the tendency for oil and water to
separate. At least one recipe also doubles as an easy experiment, inviting
readers to measure the temperature of ice before and after making ice cream . .
. . readers of all ages are likely to learn something new about food.”
“An excellent and fun read for any kid or
adult foodie.” — School Library