Andrew Zimmern loves food. In fact, there's practically nothing he won't try--at least once. As host of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern and Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Foods America on the Travel Channel, Andrew's passion is exploring how different foods are important to different cultures.Read more...
Andrew Zimmern loves food. In fact, there's practically nothing he won't try--at least once. As host of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern and Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Foods America on the Travel Channel, Andrew's passion is exploring how different foods are important to different cultures.
Now, Andrew is sharing his most hilarious culinary experiences--as well as fun facts about culture, geography, art, and history, to name a few--with readers of all ages. Don't like broccoli? Well, what if you were served up a plate of brains, instead? From alligator meat to wildebeest, this digest of Andrew's most memorable weird, wild, and wonderful foods will fascinate and delight eaters of all ages, intrepid and...not so much.
- ISBN-13: 9780312606619
- ISBN-10: 0312606613
- Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
- Publish Date: October 2012
- Page Count: 197
- Reading Level: Ages 8-12
- Dimensions: 9.16 x 7.44 x 0.46 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.95 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2012-11-26
- Reviewer: Staff
One person’s “yuck!” is another’s “yum!” suggest Zimmern (host of the Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods) and Mogren in this informative and surprising guide to world cuisine. The book achieves a graceful blend of off-kilter humor and sincerity as the authors focus on 40 unusual foodstuffs, including cockroaches, guinea pigs, headcheese, lutefisk, turducken, and Twinkies. Recipes, interviews, and a great many facts (“Brains are rich in phosphorous, proteins, and vitamins”) lead to amusing digressions, including suggestions on how to survive a zombie outbreak (our best weapon: collective intelligence) and a time line of popular dances, following a discussion of eating “dancing” (live) shrimp. While some readers will come for the shock value, this unflinching survey of global eating habits urges them to challenge their cultural assumptions and palates. Ages 8–up. (Nov.)