March 16, 2012

Food trivia

Everything but the Kitchen Sink: Weird Stuff You Didn't Know about Food
by Frieda Wishinsky and Elizabeth MacLeod

In this book, find out what people used to eat through the ages and the types of food eaten around the world. Learn about the origins of food superstitions, food expressions, and food inventions. There are also science experiments, recipes, and interesting food trivia, both yummy and gross.

A few little-known food facts: radishes used to be a breakfast food, pepper was known as the king of spices, and Parisians survived a siege by eating exotic zoo animals.

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