Thursday, September 9, 2021

History is Delicious


Attention all foodies:  This book is for you! Middle graders through adults will enjoy sinking their teeth into this historical look at foods around the world.  History is Delicious takes the reader on tasty travels, showing similarities and differences in cuisines from the Americas to Europe to Asia and the Middle East. It's history meets geography meets food. Fascinating!

As readers take a taste of this historical and geographic food sampler, they will learn all kinds of fascinating food facts.   They’ll get a flavor for noodles, spices, condiments, sauces, and dumplings around the world.  There are even four recipes included in this gastronomic global gallivant.


Author Joshua Lurie is a well-know food journalist who lives in Los Angeles.  He is the founder of a food blog, where he writes about the foods he experiences as he travels in different cultures. Laura Foy is the illustrator for History is Delicious. She is also a set designer.

                                                                                                 Joshua Lurie                                                                            Laura Foy

Younger middle grade readers may find some of the vocabulary challenging because of the inclusion of foreign food-related terms.  However, if they have a budding interest in food and cooking, they will not find those words a hindrance to their understanding.


Bon Appétit! Enjoy History is Delicious.


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