There’s No Ham in Hamburgers

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Hachette Book Group
Published by: Running Press Kids
Release Date: April 6, 2021
ISBN13: 978-0762498079


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 to the invention of chicken fingers, There’s No Ham in Hamburgers has all the ingredients for an entertaining read about the history of some of America’s most popular foods.


A Junior Library Guild Gold Selection


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

"Delightfully described and illustrated with amusing cartoon characters, this account of familiar foods engagingly combines history with the immigration story...Add this selection to home, school, and office; for both young and old to savor as it holds a treasure of pleasure." - San Francisco Book Review

"An excellent and fun read for any kid or adult foodie." -School Library Journal

"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