Tanya Steel – Food Fight!

 Isn't it wonderful to get a book that you just love so much you can't stop reading? That's what happened with this delightful and beautiful book: Food Fight! A Mouthwatering History of Who Ate What and Why Through the Ages. 

What a wonderful adventure you will discover in this book --- a culinary tour --  with Tanya French, a leader in every aspect of the food industry. My goodness, she even initiated the annual Kids' "State Dinner” at the White House with First Lady Michelle Obama.

She is the former editorial director of Clean Plates, Epicurious.com, Gourmet Live, and Gourmet.com. She was an editor at Bon Appétit and Food & Wine, and wrote for the New York Times for four years.

This is another great National Geographic Kids book -- but believe me this is a book for everyone! You always find the child in you when you get your hands on a NatGeoKids book. They are just so beautiful -- the paper, the illustrations, everything.

Tanya Steel knows food and she brings us new insights - from the discovery of fire a million years ago, to the domestication of animals in the Neolithic era, to the potential future of Martian agriculture. She looks at history through the lens of food to answer questions about the origins of today’s common foods, marvelous inventions that changed the way we ate and cooked and 30 kid-tested historical recipes, each specific to a particular time and place.

Did you know that Christopher Columbus set out on his most famous voyage in search not of the new world, but cinnamon? Or that rich people in the Middle Ages served flaming peacocks and spun sugar castles to their lucky dinner party guests? Did you ever wonder why M&Ms were invented? (Hint: That candy coating isn't just for decoration!)? The quest for food has inspired all kinds of adventures and misadventures around the world, and this book explores the wildest and wackiest of them all, from prehistoric times through modern day.

Each chapter of Food Fight! focuses on a major period of world history —  from Prehistoric cavekids, to the Industrial Revolution, to World War II, to the present day and beyond — and examines politics, culture and class difference as they are reflected in the cuisine du jour. This highly visual collection is full of colorful sidebars, historical photos, “Yucky Habits of Yore”, quizzes, and even period-accurate recipes that will take readers’ taste buds back in time: Johnny-on-the-Spot Cakes, Let Them Eat Quiche, Lentil Stew for Junior Olympiads, and more. Steel brings her extensive knowledge and experience to bear in an educational and entertaining guide that is perfect for foodies, future chefs, and history buffs of all ages.]

This is a great book! 

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This is a perfect gift book for Thanksgiving Day!

If you are going to someone's house for Thanksgiving Day dinner -- bring this book as a gift as a 'thank you' gift. It is just perfect. Everyone will find hours of enjoyment. It will be the topic of conversation. It will fill the time between the turkey and the pumpkin pie. 

Buy a couple of these great books just to have handy when you need a quick gift. It is not just a kids book...although if you know a kid....

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