Food Culture: Celebrating Diverse Traditions
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From breakfast to dinner and everything in between, this title will work up adventurous readers’ appetites with a flavorful look at food culture. Bright, colorful photos will entice readers as they learn about the role food plays in daily life as well as various celebrations, festivals, feasts, and holidays. Readers will also gain an understanding of how folklore, available ingredients, and cooking styles have worked to influence regional specialties and food culture over time. Engaging chapters present tales, traditions, and tasty dishes from around the world and approach eating styles and religious practices, such as fasting, in a straightforward, positive light. Smart sidebars highlight additional opportunities for exploring food culture, while a full-page spread offers ideas from the Let’s Move! campaign for healthier holiday foods. This title will leave readers feeling hungry for their next food celebration! Bolded glossary terms, phonetic spellings, and an index are included. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.