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Passport on a Plate: A Round-the-World Cookbook for Children Hardcover – Oct 1 1997

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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (Oct. 1 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689801556
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689801556
  • Product Dimensions: 26.3 x 23.7 x 1.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 794 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #681,495 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Africa, a rich and beautiful place with many types of people and some of the most delicious foods in the world, is a continent made up of 54 countries. Read the first page
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Fun and great for families! Oct. 3 2006
By Hedera Femme - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I Loved this book. The layout and content was exciting and fun, and I really wanted to make many of these recipes. The countries/areas/continents covered are as follows: Africa, Caribbean, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Russia, and Vietnam. The recipes vary in complexity with a guide for parents on how difficult and dangerous they were, and how much help kids might require. While some of the recipes were not exactly authentic (fortune cookies, after all, are neither Chinese, nor are they consumed there at all), but most were different enough to get a curious palette interested, but not so foreign as to alienate the slightly pickier eater.

Each region gets its own mini-table of contents, separating the dishes by course (appetizers, salads, soups; main courses; desserts...) Each region also opens with a section about the cultures, tastes, available food resources, etc.; the writing therein is fun and simple, and I thoroughly enjoyed each aspect of this recipe book. I highly recommend this one.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Yum! Aug. 20 2011
By Poet&Writer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book is excellent in many ways. I love the concept, the format, and the recipes chosen. The only reason I did not give this book stars is there are no photos. Considering that we are "traveling" around the world through this book, I would like my son to be able to see a snapshot or two of some of the featured locals, such as Russia, Japan, China, India, the Caribbean. I am also a big fan of pictures of recipes. Other than the lack of photos, this is an excellent book.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Great for teachers Aug. 21 2008
By Linda Slager - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a wonderful book for teachers who want to teach about different foods from different regions of the world. Easy to follow direction. Recipes that range from easy for younger children to a little more complicated for older kids & adults. So stay at home or in your classroom and enjoy worldwide 'Cuisine!
Travel the world on your tastebuds Dec 7 2013
By LAUNA STOUT- Children'sBooks.BellaOnline - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Travel around the world with this tantalizing collection of easy-to-follow recipes. You can check out twelve different countries or regions of the world with traditional dishes from each. The recipes include appetizers, soups, salads, breads, entrees and desserts. Each chapter starts with an introduction about the country or region with interesting facts and figures. There is some history and geography and explanations about how they cook and why they eat what they eat and how they prepare it. You will learn a lot about each country or region in each chapter.
This is a large book with 160 pages, written for ages 9 and up. Black and white woodblock print illustrations on every page enhance the experience.
1. Africa
2. Caribbean
3. China
4. France
5. Germany
6. India
7. Italy
8. Japan
9. Mexico
10. Middle East
11. Russia
12. Vietnam