Where you live can have a big influence on what you keep in your pantry. What the World Eats is written by Faith D'Aluisio and introduces real people around the world and what they have for one week's worth of food. This book shows not only the differences in diet, but the differences in culture of living situations. The book presents a global perspective as it looks into the homes and kitchens of a diverse group of families. It is filled with pictures and stories of the lives of these families as they invite you to their tables.
For those who are looking for new recipes, we do have a couple of cookbooks on the Young Adult shelves that might be of help. Two of these are Eat Fresh Food: Awesome Recipes for Teen Chefs written by Rozanne Gold, and Teens Cook: How to Cook What You Want to Eat by Megan & Jill Carle. If you are into international flavors, I recommend Eat Fresh Food for some culinary creativity. If you prefer comfort food, you might try something out of Teens Cook. Both offer lots of pictures and easy instructions.
As you prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, don't forget to take time to think about how you can share some of your bounty with those who have less. The tradition of the first Thanksgiving was not just one of feasting and celebration, but one of sharing.