Who Ate What?: A Historical Guessing Game for Food Lovers (Hardcover)

Who Ate What?: A Historical Guessing Game for Food Lovers By Rachel Levin, Natalia Rojas Castro (By (artist)) Cover Image
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‘An entertaining look at foods of the past.’ – Wall Street Journal

Guess what people ate throughout history in this deliciously informative introduction to culinary history

In this first book of culinary history for children, readers will discover the fascinating dishes eaten by 10 high-interest historical peoples – from prehistoric humans to children of the future. Whether munching on mud-baked hedgehogs like the ancient Egyptians, or nibbling tacos topped with chillis grown in space like the astronauts of today, readers will be immersed in the diverse, tasty, weird, and wonderful food history of the world.

Packed with guess-what challenges, unbelievable facts, and interactive guessing game, 4 real recipes from different eras, and delicious reveals, this fact-filled read-aloud encourages an interest in food (and perhaps a bit of subtle encouragement to taste something new!), and is perfect for history-lovers and food-enthusiasts alike.

Ages 6 - 9

About the Author

Rachel Levin is a food journalist and mother of two based in San Francisco. She writes for Eater, The New Yorker, and The New York Times.

Praise For…

‘An entertaining look at foods of the past.’ – Wall Street Journal

‘A book we can’t put down … Will delight the geography and history-loving elementary set, and provide opportunities to try something new.’ – Food & Wine

‘With recipes, explanations, and bright illustrations, this book has something for everyone.’ – TIME For Kids

‘Kids will be experts on caveman grub and astronaut dinners after reading this.’ – Food Network

‘A fun and interactive information book ... Provides an enjoyable way to learn about the history of food, and about history through food.’ – Five Books

‘A great addition in a classroom for elementary aged students.’ – Children’s Literature, Five-Star Rating

‘A playful and interesting book filled with interactive games to enjoy with your little ones.’ – Alta Online

‘[A] colorful culinary history ...  [Who Ate What] highlights the diversity of foodstuffs humans have enjoyed over time.’ – Local News Matters

‘Such an engaging book kids may forget they’re learning … Educates, entertains, and (best of all) is enjoyable.’ – Good Reads with Ronna

‘Gets those critical thinking skills to work … A fun and unique concept any foodie will appreciate.’ – Kids Lit is Lit

‘A tasty adventure.’ – Jean Little Library

‘Fascinating … Great for those that enjoy taking a trip down a rabbit hole.’ – Dad Suggests

‘Interactive … Explores the fun and interesting topic of what people ate in different time periods and locations.’ – Because My Mother Read

‘A great way to…appreciate the diversity and richness of our food history.’ – Little Cub Literacy

‘A unique book that blends seek-and-find aspects.’ – Daddy Mojo 

Product Details
ISBN: 9781838666903
ISBN-10: 1838666907
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Publication Date: April 5th, 2023
Pages: 48
Language: English