What the World Eats by D'Aluisio, Faith

What the World Eats

Sitting down to a daily family meal has long been a tradition for billions of people. But...
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Author: Faith D'Aluisio
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What the World Eats by D'Aluisio, Faith

What the World Eats


What the World Eats

Author: Faith D'Aluisio
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Sitting down to a daily family meal has long been a tradition for billions of people. But in every corner of the world this age-old custom is rapidly changing. From increased trade between countries to the expansion of global food corporations like Kraft and Nestl , current events are having a tremendous impact on our eating habits. Chances are your supermarket is stocking a variety of international foods, and American fast food chains like McDonald's and Kentucky Fried Chicken are popping up all over the planet.

For the first time in history, more people are overfed than underfed. And while some people still have barely enough to eat, others overeat to the point of illness. To find out how mealtime is changing in real homes, authors Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio visited families around the world to observe and photograph what they eat during the course of one week. They joined parents while they shopped at mega grocery stores and outdoor markets, and participated in a feast where a single goat was shared among many families. They watched moms making dinner in kitchens and over cooking fires, and they sat down to eat with twenty-five families in twenty-one countries--if you're keeping track, that's about 525 meals

The foods dished up ranged from hunted seal and spit-roasted guinea pig to U.N.-rationed grains and gallons of Coca-Cola. As Peter and Faith ate and talked with families, they learned firsthand about food consumption around the world and its corresponding causes and effects. The resulting family portraits offer a fascinating glimpse into the cultural similarities and differences served on dinner plates around the globe.

This book has been selected as a Common Core State Standards Text Exemplar (Grades 2-3, Read-Aloud Informational Texts) in Appendix B.

Author: Faith D'Aluisio
Publisher: Tricycle Press
Published: 08/01/2008
Pages: 160
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 2.23lbs
Size: 9.80h x 11.25w x 0.75d
ISBN: 9781582462462
Audience: Ages 4-8

Award: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - Recommended

Review Citation(s):
School Library Journal 07/01/2008 pg. 111
Kirkus Review - Children 07/15/2008 pg. 747
Booklist 07/01/2008 pg. 65
Publishers Weekly 09/01/2008 pg. 55
Publishers Weekly Best Books 11/03/2008 pg. 34
New York Times Book Review 11/09/2008 pg. 42
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 01/01/2009
SLJ's Best Books 12/01/2008 pg. 36
Booklist Ed Choice Youth 01/01/2009 pg. 14
Multicultural Review 03/01/2009 pg. 76
ALA Best Books Young Adults 03/15/2009 pg. 8
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2009 pg. 161 - Recommended, Satisfactory
Foreword 06/16/2008

About the Author
Peter Menzel is a photographer known for his coverage of international feature stories on science and the environment. His award-winning photographs have been published in Life, National Geographic, Smithsonian, Time, Stern, GEO, and the New York Times Magazine. He has received a number of World Press Photo and Picture of the Year awards.

Faith D'Aluisio is the editor and lead writer for the Material World book series. She received the James Beard Foundation Award in 1999 for Best Book, Reference and Writing on Food for Man Eating Bugs: The Art and Science of Eating Insects. She is a former television news producer whose work received awards from the Radio-Television News Directors Association and the Headliners Foundation of Texas.

Peter and Faith are the co-creators of the books Material World: A Global Family Portrait, Women in the Material World, and Hungry Planet: What the World Eats, winner of the James Beard Foundation Award in 2005 for Book of the Year. They are also the co-authors of Man Eating Bugs and Robo sapiens: Evolution of a New Species. Peter and Faith live in Napa, California.

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