Food for Thought

The Stories Behind the Things We Eat

By Ken Robbins
(Flash Point, Hardcover, 9781596433434, 48pp.)

Publication Date: March 3, 2009

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Deliciously interesting, tasty morsels of cultural history combined with luscious photographs will leave readers hungry for more.

"Every kind of food has its story." Acclaimed photographer Ken Robbins guides us through the history, mythology, and literary significance of food. Fascinating factsNit was an apple that started the Trojan War; oranges used to be so expensive that only the rich could afford them--and stunning photographs make "Food for Thought" a tasty read that will have everyone looking at their plates in a new way.




About the Author
Ken Robbins specializes in photographic nonfiction books on subjects ranging from the Brooklyn Bridge to autumn leaves. His book "Tools, " with its trademark hand-tinted photographs was a "New York Times" Best Illustrated Book. His books for Atheneum include "Fireflies at Midnight" by Marilyn Singer, "Trucks, Thunder on the Plains, " and "Apples." Mr. Robbins lives in East Hampton, Long Island.
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