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Food Fight!: A Mouthwatering History of Who Ate What and Why Through the Ages

Food Fight!: A Mouthwatering History of Who Ate What and Why Through the Ages
 

Grab your knife and fork get ready to dig in to human history through the lens of food and the struggle to acquire it with award-winning celebrity food editor and author Tanya Steel and her husband, historian Robert Steel. Plus 30 kid-tested and approved recipes inside!

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ISBN 9781426331626
Barcode 9781426331626
Published 11 March 2019 by National Geographic Kids
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Geographic Kids, National
With Steele, Robert
With Steel, Tanya Wenman
Availability Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781426331626
ISBN-10 1426331622
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher National Geographic Kids
Imprint National Geographic Kids
Publication Date 11 March 2019
International Publication Date 11 September 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Geographic Kids, National
With Steele, Robert
With Steel, Tanya Wenman
Category Reference
Cooking (Incl. Food And Drink)
Trivia & Curious Facts
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 236mm
Height: 282mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 960g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Food - Juvenile literature - History, Food - Miscellanea - Juvenile literature, Cooking - Juvenile literature
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 641.3009
Catalogue Code 950054

Description of this Book

Grab your knife and fork get ready to dig in to human history through the lens of food and the struggle to acquire it with award-winning celebrity food editor and author Tanya Steel and her husband, historian Robert Steel. Plus 30 kid-tested and approved recipes inside! Did you know that Christopher Columbus set out on his most famous voyage not in search of the new world, but looking for 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, 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, the weirdest menus on record, plus amazing stats, fast food facts, and more. It comes with 30 original recipes, each specific to a particular time and place. So, if you are curious about how food shaped global history and culture, put this book on the menu.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review My son loves these books. We started reading National Geographic Kids books when he was about six (he's nine now) and I can honestly say that these books have been instrumental in teaching him to read. - Consumer My kids love these books. Super fun and interesting. - Consumer

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Author's Bio

The National Geographic Kid is curious about the world around them, empowered in the face of challenges and responsible for others and the natural world. Combining these principles with the international educational heritage of Collins, this partnership is a natural fit for books that are funny, weird, exploratory, educational and loved by children.

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