Synopses & Reviews
From Apricot to Zucchini, and everything in between, here is a beautiful photographic alphabet of world food. Acclaimed photographer and owner of the World Food Cafe in London, Chris Caldicott takes us on a mouth-watering tour of the different crops, dishes and ways of eating from every continent.
Find out what Moroccans eat for a healthy snack and how ice is sold in Bangladesh, visit a kitchen in in the Rajasthan desert and a market in Hanoi. With important information on conservation, fair trade and food waste, and Chris's stunning photographs, this book is a celebration of food from all around the world.
"Caldicott gives readers a culinary world tour in this photographic alphabet book. Noodles, the N entry, are pictured being served in a cafe in Vietnam and at a street stall in Thailand. On the opposite page, a shop attendant in Morocco is surrounded by bowls and jars of olives. K stands for kitchens, with images of a well-equipped kitchen in London and spare kitchens in a village in the Rajasthan desert. Caldicott also elaborates on the origins of foods with 'J is for journeys,' comparing how people in some cultures drive to the store, while others 'walk every day to a well just to collect water.' Though the descriptions can be somewhat bland, the photographs offer vivid pictures of the foodstuffs and culinary activities that unite people across cultures. Ages 4 7. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"D is for Dates. Dates, like these on sale in a market in Morocco,
are a very important food for people who live in hot, dry countries."
and#151; from the book
About the Author
Chris Caldicott is a journalist and photographer. With his wife Carolyn Caldicott he owned and ran the World Food Cafand#233; in London's Covent Garden. He and Carolyn are co-authors of three Frances Lincoln vegetarian cookery books and his photographs also appear in a wide range of newspapers and magazines. Since 1991 he has been an official photographer for the Royal Geographical Society. He lives in Winchester, U.K.