Thursday, April 3, 2014

Peelings. Nothing more than peelings

Today's book spine poem deals with peelings—it's a food poem!

The Poem:
How are you peeling?
Food for thought
Dog food
Edible art
Working the plate

The Books:
How Are You Peeling?: Foods with Moods by Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers; JF F
Perfectly positioned fruits and vegetables display a gambit of emotions from jealousy and joy to sadness and shame in this expressive picture book.

Food for Thought: The Complete Book of Concepts for Growing Minds by Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers; JF F
What is funnier than a smiling pumpkin or a laughing lemon? A whole book of emotive fruits and vegetables! In this book Freymann and Elffers use carved vegetables and fruits to teach children about concepts like colors, shapes, numbers, and letters.

Dog Food by Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers;  JF F
Silly dogs, happy dogs, and hot dogs, all made out of fruits and veggies, grace the pages of this exuberant book.

Edible Art: Tricks and Tools for Master Centerpieces from Carved Vegetables by Narahenapitage Sumith Premalal de Costa; 641.819 N218e
There are twenty-five carving projects, including ones for melon lanterns and butterflies, found in this book that has simple directions on how to make each creation.

Working the Plate: the Art of Food Presentation by Christopher Styler; 641.5 S938w
The author is a food stylist and writer, and he presents instructions and photographs for seven different plating styles that can inspire chefs and diners alike.

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