"Told in a breezy, conversational style, the book walks readers through the often surprisingly far-ranging history and folklore of favorite foods from pizza to peanut butter. A good choice for any young gourmand's bookshelf."

Kirkus Reviews


"Accessible and engaging... A high-interest, tasty treat." 

Booklist


"This title would be a great addition to classes studying food and nutrition. Some parts can even be used in chemistry class. It would also be a great supplement when discussing how an idea or invention is created and then morphs over time, especially when the impact of a changing culture is considered." 

School Library Connection

Hotdog by Donnelly

About Kim

When Kim Zachman was a kid, she drove her parents crazy asking “Why?” She still asks a lot of questions, and when she finds fun, fascinating answers, she writes about them. She lives in Roswell, Georgia.

Peanut Butter by Donnelly

About There's No Ham in Hamburgers

Why is there no ham in hamburgers? How did we make ice cream before we could make ice? How did hot dogs get their name? From the origins of pizza (which got a big boost from Clarence Birdseye, of all people) to the Cornell professor who invented chicken fingers, There’s No Ham in Hamburgers has all the ingredients for an entertaining and educational middle-grade read. Packed with informative sidebars, recipes, and experiments, along with fabulously funny illustrations by Peter Donnelly, this book is a reading recipe that kids will sink their teeth into!

Hamburger by Donnelly

CAST YOUR VOTE!

Who Invented the Hamburger?

Lots of people claim to be the inventor of America’s favorite sandwich, but who do you think should get the credit? There are four leading contenders for the title of “Hamburger Inventor.” Vote for your favorite.

More Food Fun

April Fool’s Day Book Give-Away

I’m going to give away a copy of There’s No Ham in Hamburgers: Facts and Folklore About My Favorite Foods today. Seriously. This is NO joke. Someone is going to get a free signed book from me and a bookmark. But you’ll have to read all the way to the bottom to find out how…

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