Reviews for Foods of China

Library Media Connection Reviews 2012 March/April
This series considers traditional cuisines from around the world. Each title includes a basic one-page introduction with information on geography and climate; subsequent pages explain how regional dishes evolved. Sidebars offer interesting facts and trivia. Each selection includes a recipe. The slim tomes are visually appealing, and feature full-color photographs on every page. This set offers unique and tempting insights into the food and drink of these diverse cultures. Bibliography. Glossary. Websites. Index. Kathleen McBroom, Coordinator, Compensatory Education and School Improvement, Dearborn (Michigan) Public Schools [Editor's Note: Available in e-book format.] ADDITIONAL SELECTION Copyright 2012 Linworth Publishing, Inc.

School Library Journal Reviews 2011 November

Gr 3-5--Though delectable fare graces all of the covers, these books mainly explain the customs influencing the region or country's cuisine. Each chapter spread provides information about food history, staple ingredients and how they differ by region, popular meals, and native crops opposite full-color photos. Captions and fact boxes labeled "Another Bite" provide additional information. There is a single recipe per book of food particular to the cuisine, for example chapati in India and homemade pasta in Italy, which will enhance country reports or projects.--Joanna K. Fabicon, Los Angeles Public Library

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