History Is Delicious by Joshua Lurie ★★★☆☆ #BookReview #BookBlog

Primary Genre(s): Children’s Nonfiction, Cooking
Published:  10 Aug 2021 by Honest History
Page count: 80 (print)
My Format: ebook via NetGalley
Cover: Cute
Pacing: N/A
Ending: N/A  
Do I Recommend: Maybe
Commission Link (U.S.): Buy History Is Delicious

My rating: ★★☆☆

From well-known cultures to those just being rediscovered, History Is Delicious explores the history of different dishes, cultural traditions, and even a few great recipes. What does Ethiopian cuisine look and taste like? Find out for yourself with each beautifully illustrated page that makes learning about food fun. Discover the role cuisine plays in the fabric of unique cultures from around the world and enjoy some great tasting food along the way. Featured sections include History of European Cuisine, Dining “Do’s and Don’ts,” Dumplings of the World, Recipes from Around the World, and so much more.

My Thoughts
Here are my pros and cons for History Is Delicious:


  1. This book is a great introduction of cuisines of the world to children.
  2. This book also shares interesting information about the different eating utensils used around the world, and tips on things you should and shouldn’t do when dining in various countries.
  3. Foods of several countries are discussed in the book, including Mexico, Brazil, France, Italy, Ethiopia, Vietnam, India, Egypt, Israel and more.
  4. Each dish discussed includes a brief description of the item along with an illustrated picture of the food. There are even some recipes included for the budding chef to try!


  1. I wish the names of the foods had pronunciation help so children (and adults) could learn how to say the words correctly.
  2. While the illustrations are cute, real pictures of the food might have been more useful.

This book is quite detailed and almost reads like a mini-encyclopedia. That isn’t a bad thing, but younger kids might simply flip through this book, and likely won’t read it unless they are very interested in cooking and world cuisine. But to those kids who are interested in the history of food or other culinary arts, this would be a fantastic book for them.

Thank you NetGalley and Honest History for a free eARC of this book, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.  

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