American food

Sara Gilbert

Book - 2015

"An elementary introduction to the relationship between cooking and American culture, the effect of local agriculture on the diets of different regions, common tools such as grills, and recipe instructions"--

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Published
Mankato, MN : Creative Education 2015.
Language
English
Main Author
Sara Gilbert (author)
Physical Description
24 pages : illustrations, (color) ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9781608185009
  • Delicious foods
  • Coming to America
  • Taste of the U.S
  • Grilling out
  • You can cook!
Review by School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-These unusually beautiful books spotlighting food cultures around the world let the youngest cooks try their hand at making favorites such as quesadillas, egg rolls, and French toast (with adult supervision). Faced with colorful pictures of tiny bowls of couscous decorated with nuts and spices and focaccia with cherry tomatoes and capers, readers will be encouraged to broaden their culinary horizons. The books include some general content about each cuisine before moving on to a few recipes. The dishes sometimes rely on ingredients like spaghetti sauce from a jar or chicken broth, but the majority use fresh vegetables and other ingredients. Occasional slip-ups ("Cooking has been an important part of the Chinese culture for hundreds of years" will make readers wonder what the Chinese were eating for the previous several thousand years) somewhat diminish the authority of the text, but it is tough to argue with such an attractive presentation of a useful subject. VERDICT Strong additions to cooking collections. © Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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