Monday, July 11, 2011

Nonfiction Monday

Nonfiction Monday is hosted today by Proseandkahn.

How well do you know your foods? 

Here is an entertaining way to answer that question and learn some interesting details about some of our most popular foods.  Ball poses the question of which came first for a ten pairs of foods: Peanut Butter or Jelly, Ketchup or Salsa, Popcorn or Pretzels and so on. 

In answering the questions, she provides information about the history, science, and social context of the foods under discussion and adds some fun facts to entertain her readers. 

Did you know that the world's largest PB & J sandwich was made November 6, 1993 in Peanut, Pennsylvania and used 150 lbs. of peanut butter and 50 lbs. of jelly? 

Ball includes a scorecard to track your guesses, a list of additional facts, timeline, glossary, bibliography, together with print and online sources of information for readers.

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