Take A Bite: Eat Your Way Around the World by Aleksandra & Daniel Mizielinski

Take a Bite


Eat your way around the world in this tasty book which looks at food, recipes and cultural traditions from 26 different countries.

Where did corn come from? And wheat? And potatoes? What have people in Turkey been eating for centuries? Find out, in this delicious new book from the award-winning duo behind the bestselling Maps.

Learn how to make Vietnamese pancakes, Brazilian pralines and Hungarian lecsó in this delectable book which will take you on a feast-filled adventure! Be a guest at a Moroccan feast, sail along a Vietnamese floating market and indulge in the haute cuisine of France’s master chefs. Not only will you find new delicacies, but you’ll also learn about their remarkable history and cultural roots along the way.

Authors: Aleksandra & Daniel Mizielinski

Publisher: Big Picture Press

Published: 13th October 2022

Pages: 116

Genre: Non-Fiction

My Chosen Format: Hardback

My Rating of ‘Take a Bite’: 5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon


I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This won’t be an overly long review as all that really needs to be said can be said in a short amount of time. 

Take a Bite is a charming, well-produced book (and a big book at that) that is ideal for any child starting to learn about food and world history, any young adult starting out on the same journey and, in my case, an adult with a general interest in all things history. 

The general layout is 2-3 pages per country, with each country getting a couple of signature dishes and a large dollop of history surrounding food and, simply, the country in general. There’s even a recipe for each country so you can try the signature dishes yourself. If anyone’s seen the You Tube channel ‘Tasting History’, it’s like a book version of that. I found it to be incredibly easy and addictive reading, even during a period where I was in a bit of a reading slump.

The artwork is easy on the eye and very colourful. The depictions do a good job of showing day to day life, how foods were made/grown etc … For me, it really brought the history to life.

As far as I’m aware, this is only available in hardback. It would certainly make for an ideal gift for any inquisitive young mind. Just be ready for random trips to the grocery store for odd ingredients after every turn of the page.


12 thoughts on “Take A Bite: Eat Your Way Around the World by Aleksandra & Daniel Mizielinski

  1. The couple is famous in Poland for creating many beautiful books for children… perhaps best known, and also translated, is “Maps” their atlas of the world that covers more countries than this, including SA & the Netherlands 😉 I bought several for my nieces, “Maps” I would recommend for any 5-12 year old!

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