Would You Believe...Marzipan Contains Cyanide? And Other Freaky Food Facts by Richard Platt
  

Would You Believe...Marzipan Contains Cyanide? And Other Freaky Food Facts

Written by Richard Platt
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Would You Believe...Marzipan Contains Cyanide? And Other Freaky Food Facts by Richard Platt

Young historians and chefs get a real taste of the stories behind food we eat as we examine the amazing peculiarities of international cuisine past and present. Readers will learn about the often disgusting yet utterly fascinating foods that our ancestors ate such as maggot cake or rotten fish, as well as those that are still eaten around the world today - grasshopper stew anyone? Includes food myths, eating taboos and how archaeologists discover what Neolithic man ate.

About the Author

Richard Platt

As an artist
I've written about 60 books, mostly factual books for children. My first children's book was Incredible Cross Sections, which had fantastic illustrations by Stephen Biesty. One of the things I enjoy most about writing is that it gives me the chance to work with wonderful illustrators. When Chris Riddell drew the pictures for Castle Diary and Pirate Diary he managed to capture the characters of all the people in the stories exactly as I'd imagined them. I also love writing because people pay me to find out all this fascinating stuff about strange, wacky and obscure subjects. I spend far more time than I should trying to find amazing facts that bring a subject to life. I trawl through books at home (I've got 2500) and in dusty libraries.

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Paperback
48 pages

Author

Richard Platt
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Author's Website

www.richardplatt.co.uk/inde...

Publisher

Oxford University Press
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Publication date

6th September 2007

ISBN

9780199114993


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