The World In Your Lunch Box by Claire Eamer

The World in Your Lunch Box: The Wacky History & Weird Science of Everyday Foods by Claire Eamer

Book Cover of The World In Your Lunch Box by Claire EamerStars: ★★★★☆

Annick Press (2012)
Science/Food

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links.

Summary: Explore a week of lunches—from apples to pizza—by taking a romp through thousands of years of extraordinary events. Some are amusing, like the accidental invention of potato chips. Others are tragic, such as the Spice Wars, which killed thousands of people.source

The World in Your Lunch Box

This book is an interesting take on what can often seem boring – the lunch box. If your school age child is finding their lunches everyday to be boring, perhaps they should read this book.
I learned all kinds of interesting food facts such as:

  • Bread has been around since the Egyptians
  • Cheese was discovered by accident
  • Peppercorns are actually dried pepper berries
  • What is actually in a hotdog
  • How potato chips stay fresh inside the bags
  • and MUCH, MUCH, MORE

The book is written like a child’s food diary. The book makes it sound like a mission to explore a week’s worth of lunches. The day’s lunch is written out and then interesting facts and research on some of the food items in that lunch are explained.
The book is peppered with food jokes and illustrations by Sa Boothroyd.


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