Andrew Zimmern’s Field Guide to Exceptionally Weird, Wild, & Wonderful Foods by Andrew Zimmern and Molly Mogren
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
My nine year-old daughter found this book during one of our weekly library visits. She’s watched a few episodes of Bizarre Foods and recognized Zimmern on the cover. This book is organized in alphabetical order, beginning with alligator meat and ending with wildebeest. The first page of each food gives a basic summary of what the food tastes like, where it may be eaten, whether Zimmern likes the taste of it and more. But then, the book somehow goes off-tangent. Depending on the food topic, like circus peanuts, Zimmern then writes about elephant facts and famous clowns. Similar tangents are featured for almost all of the foods. You will either find it interesting or off-topic. Regardless, there’s a wealth of information in this book that was new to me. In our library, this book is filed under the “Teen-non-fiction” section. This is a good book for reluctant, older readers with lots of interesting facts and a high “eww, gross!” factor that may keep them reading.
*This book was borrowed from the library.