World Food Alphabet by Chris Caldicott

World Food Alphabet

Written by Chris Caldicott

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May 2015 Picture Book of the Month One of the best ways to get to know another culture to your own is through its food. In his book photographer and founder of the World Food Café Chris Caldicott uses the format of the alphabet book to look at the ways children and families across the world gather, cook and consume food, featuring a variety of the ingredients that we all use, from apricot to zucchini. His photographs are beautiful and, accompanied by short, informative paragraphs of text, illuminate the lives of the people in them. This book is a wonderful way to make children think about food, the way it is produced, and about their own place in the world. ~ Andrea Reece


World Food Alphabet by Chris Caldicott

From Apricot to Zucchini, and everything in between, here is a beautiful photographic alphabet of world food. Acclaimed photographer and founder 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.


'A useful supplement to children's experience of growing food in the nursery garden and preparing food for snack, and the pictures are bound to appeal to the younger ones.' Montessori International

'What a delight! ... gloriously illustrated ... This book is so much more than A is for Apple and so on.' School Librarian

'a fantastically colourful look at food and its global context' Juno

'Some people are too talented by half. Take Chris Caldicott. Not only is he co-owner of the World Food Cafe, but his stunning travel photographs illustrate much of this book' - Time Out

About the Author

CHRIS CALDICOTT is a journalist and photographer. With his wife Carolyn Caldicott he owned and ran the World Food Cafe 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.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

7th May 2015




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