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Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre World of Food: Brains, Bugs, & Blood Sausage
ISBN: 9780385908207
Author: Zimmern, Andrew
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Published: 2011-05-10
Retail: $18.99    OUR PRICE: $2.99
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Binding Type: Library Binding
Annotation: Have you ever thought about eating giant flying ants? Or raw camel kidneys? Well, read on to watch Andrew Zimmern not only eat these unique and gross foods, but live to tell the tale about the people, places, and adventures he's had while roaming the world in search of new and exciting meals.
Zimmern takes readers from country to country, visiting local markets, participating in cultural feasts, and chasing down native wildlife to taste what each country has to offer, and discovering what is most authentic about each place he visits and the amazing information he receives while traveling to these countries.
And you can too! Come along on Andrew's amazing adventures and learn fun facts about the animals he encounters, the people he meets, and the places he explores. You'll also find cool recipes to try at home. So let Andrew Zimmern be your guide as he takes you around the world, eating his way through foods one couldn't even dream of eating, while celebrating the undiscovered destinations and weird wonders still taking place today.

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Bargain Category: Reference, Middle School, High School
Grade level(s): 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2011 Fall)
As in his television series, Zimmern takes readers in search of the freshest, tastiest, and most exotic morsels worldwide, whether ordinary-seeming (pork, lobster) or unusual (tarantula, roasted bat). Each chapter deals with a different locale, culture, and local cuisine in a succinct first-person narrative. The book's content may repulse some readers; others will be fascinated. An eight-page color photo insert is included. Copyright 2011 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2011 August)

Gr 5–8—In this part travelogue, part memoir, and part behind-the-scenes peek at what it takes to get a television crew on location, Zimmern shows the correlation between the unique experiences he's had across the world and his appreciation of culture through food. With an amazing recall of meals, he goes beyond the brains and bugs promised in the title to recount feasting on exotic fare such as fruit bat, lungfish, and achachairu (a fruit he found outside of Santa Cruz in Bolivia). Often the excitement comes from obtaining food as he risks treacherous ocean waves, climbs up volcanoes, or treks through the jungle before getting to the table. Inserted within the narrative are text boxes of travel tips, translations, or historical facts. The author has an engaging and jovial tone throughout, but the writing style at times seems better suited to the television medium where descriptions get paired with visuals. Still, with such thoughtful insights like the difference between a tourist and a traveler, it is ultimately Zimmern's spirit of adventure that shines through and will no doubt inspire readers to explore the world around them.—Joanna K. Fabicon, Los Angeles Public Library

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