Cultivating Knowledge - Connecting Us All

Where Does Food Come From?

This book is all about making food connections. Each spread introduces a different food. The first spread explains that cocoa beans are seeds that grow on cocoa trees, chocolate is produced by grinding and cooking cocoa beans, and hot chocolate is made from chocolate. Children who have never thought about the origins of maple syrup or salt will have their eyes opened in a way that makes them think about how other products come to their lives.

Shelley Rotner and Gary Goss

Photographs by Shelley Rotner

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