Food

Coffee: A Dark History

By Antony Wild

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Coffee trader and historian Antony Wild delivers a rollicking history of the most valuable legally traded commodity in the world after oil—and an industry that employs one hundred million people throughout the world.

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

By Judi Barrett

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Life is delicious in the town of Chewandswallow where it rains soup and juice, snows mashed potatoes, and blows storms of hamburgers--until the weather takes a turn for the worse.
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Green Eggs and Ham

By Dr. Seuss

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Sam-I-am tries to convince others that green eggs and ham is a good breakfast. Suggested ages 5-8. JBR Seu

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Early Ice Houses

The inhabitants of early Fredericksburg enjoyed a cool drink during the hot summer months, just as we do today -- hence the massive excavations referred to as ice houses. These brick-lined, wood-floored structures were generally 15 to 20 feet in depth and 12 to 15 feet in diameter.

Dairy products, meats, and other perishables had to be kept cool, and what better way to do it than to cut the ice from the Rappahannock or a local pond during January, store it in a circular, subterranean cavity, cover it with straw, and preserve it for the warm months ahead.

Let's eat! = !A comer!

By Pat Mora

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The bilingual text describes a family as they sit down to a table filled with good food. El texto bilingüe describe una familia mientras se sientan a una mesa llena de buena comida
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Food for the Settler

By Bobbie Kalman

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Nature's bounty usually provided the settler with everything they needed. Whatever these new farmers didn't know, the Native peoples taught them. Food for the settler shows how they caught it, grew it, and prepared it.

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It's Disgusting and We Ate It! True Food Facts from Around the World and Throughout History

By James Solheim

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A collection of poems, facts, statistics, and stories about unusual foods and eating habits both contemporary and historical.
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Henry and Mudge and the Funny Lunch

By Cynthia Rylant

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Mudge looks forward to the Mother's Day surprise that Henry and his father cook up for Henry's mother.

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Growing Vegetable Soup

By Lois Ehlert

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A father and child grow vegetables and then make them into a soup. JE Fic Ehl

Suggested for ages 3 - 6

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The Three Little Pigs

By Steven Kellogg (reteller and illustrator)

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In this inventive retelling, the Sow family sells waffles to make a living. Trouble comes when Tempesto, the big bad wolf, is not hungry for waffles, but wants ham, bacon, and sausage! Kellogg brings a happy end to the story and leaves us hungry for waffles ourselves. JE Fic Kel

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