My kids and I have been poring over a very special book that came in the mail this week. The title is Food Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Our Edible World by Julia Rothman. I was the first person to get a peek at it and I immediately called to my kids. I knew they would be fascinated by all the food tidbits and interesting facts this book held. And indeed they were! They love it. My
So, why do we all love it so much?
First, because it's different. It has pictures that are fun to look at and help me imagine things that I've known about, but have never seen. The author includes information about such a wide range of topics--everything from stoves over time to distillation and the fortune cookie!
Secondly, because it won't be what you expect. This book is about all the things that make our food interesting. It will likely make you want to try some new spices, desserts, and even cheeses! If you read this whole book, you will feel much more educated about food and what people eat around the world.
Best of all, it is an easy read! So, if you just want to get off the computer or stop watching television, this book will engage your mind and your palate! And if you're looking for a gift for someone who loves food, this would be a fun surprise!
Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this book from Storey books. I've written this review because I wanted to--and because my family loves this book and would give this book a huge five thumbs up!