Revolting Recipes: Books for Kids

Do you love trying new foods? Are you the kind of kid who volunteers to try chocolate-dipped cockroaches or lutefisk? Then do I have some books for you! But beware, young foodies, what lies ahead is not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach.

Got a craving for food history? In Pass the Pandowdy, Please you'll meet historical figures from Cleopatra to Gandhi and have the chance to decide who you might like to invite for dinner. It probably would not be George Washington, unless you're into cracking walnuts with your teeth. Hmm, I wonder why he needed dentures?

If a gruesome picture book is more to your taste, you just have to try The Worst Breakfast. From burnt toast to lumpy porridge to "gruel, stinking bishop and liver," these sisters are in close competition to decide who has consumed the most revolting meal.

And speaking of revolting, Roald Dahl, the undisputed king of the gloriumptious and the gross, has inspired two cookbooks. So, if you've ever had a hankering for "Snozzcumbers" or "Wormy Spaghetti," make sure you don't miss Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes or Roald Dahl's Even More Revolting Recipes.

What's the most daring food you've ever tasted and enjoyed?

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