Andrew Zimmern’s Field Guide to Exceptionally Weird, Wild, & Wonderful Foods


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.



  1. I think my brother in law would get a kick out of this… Stopping by from the #KidLitBlogHop

  2. That sounds like it is very cool and weird lol. I have never watched his show because I just cannot imagine eating those things he eats! But this sounds like it contains a ton of info. It would be great for a rainy day when kids are bored!

  3. So cool! I agree that this would be great for reluctant readers! will look for this at the library! Hopping on over from KidlitBloghop!

  4. I really like his show and didn’t realize he had a book out for kids. My daughter would especially like this book! Thanks for sharing at the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

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