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Gold, Rozanne, Mansfield, Phil (Illustrator)

An award-winning chef and her all-star team have created a stunning cookbook for teens with a focus on fresh, natural, and unprocessed vegetables and fruits. Full color.

Lin, Eddie

Imagine tucking into grasshoppers as you wander the Mercado Benito market in Oaxaca, Mexico, or chowing down on juicy witchetty grubs on your travels through Central Australia - such meals can be the perfect entrée to a culture. In this book you'll find over 50 delicacies that creep, crawl, sizzle and spit, where they originated from and wher eyou can experience them. You may not salivate over blood, scorpions, chicken's knees or partially...

D'Aluisio, Faith, Menzel, Peter

On the banks of Mali's Niger River, Soumana Natomo and his family gather for a communal dinner of millet porridge with tamarind juice. In the USA, the Ronayne-Caven family enjoys corndogs-on-a-stick with a tossed green salad. This age-old practice of sitting down to a family meal is undergoing unprecedented change as rising world affluence and trade, along with the spread of global food conglomerates, transform diets worldwide. In HUNGRY...

Pollan, Michael

What to eat, what not to eat, and how to think about health: a manifesto for our times "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." These simple words go to the heart of Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food , the well-considered answers he provides to the questions posed in the bestselling The Omnivore's Dilemma . Humans used to know how to eat well, Pollan argues. But the balanced dietary lessons that were once passed down through generations...

Friedman, Lauri S.

Features articles that express various perspectives about organic food and farming.

Knisley, Lucy

A vibrant, food-themed memoir from beloved indie cartoonist Lucy Knisley. Lucy Knisley loves food. The daughter of a chef and a gourmet, this talented young cartoonist comes by her obsession honestly. In her forthright, thoughtful, and funny memoir, Lucy traces key episodes in her life thus far, framed by what she was eating at the time and lessons learned about food, cooking, and life. Each chapter is bookended with an illustrated recipe-...

Ogawa, Makiko, Pots, Pikko, Quirk Books Staff, Watanabe, Crystal

Oh, boy--obento! These yummy, healthy lunches are all the rage in Japan, where mothers create them as expressions of love for their children. With Yum-Yum Bento Box, Crystal Watanabe and Maki Ogawa devote an entire cookbook to these delicious and adorable meals for all ages! Learn how to craft your favorite foods into a variety of shapes--from caterpillars, cars, and puppy dogs to pretty flowers, princesses, and kitty cats. Yum-Yum Bento Box...

Vanilli, Lily

Lily Vanilli shows how you can take inspiration from the macabre and grotesque to create some really evil-looking cakes that taste divine. Using natural ingredients and edible decorating materials, such as edible lustre dusts, gum paste and glazes, Lily shows you how to turn basic cupcakes into amazingly realistic -- and delicious -- sculptures, from Eerie Eyeballs to Ghastly Ghouls. For really gory desserts, why not make Dracula's Bite red...

Baxter, Kathleen (Contribution by), Rau, Dana Meachen, Sandmann, Alexa L. (Contribution by)

Lunch falls right in the middle of your busy day. What can you eat to give you energy to get from morning to night? You can#146;t always count on the cafeteria, and a bag lunch doesn#146;t have to be a flattened PB...