The EAT: THE STORY OF FOOD website from the National Geographic Channel provides an engaging look at all aspects of food in life.
Users can choose from six areas to explore including Sugar Rushes, Guilty Pleasures, Carnivores, Baked & Buzzed, Hooked on Seafood, and Food Revolutionaries.
Each section includes short narratives, slide shows, expert videos, tips, recipes, and other connections associated with the theme. Many of the informational pieces contain connections to science and history. Each section is also a video program that can be viewed on the National Geographic Channel.
Librarians will find that this website provides a wonderful opportunity for thematic projects and interdisciplinary approaches. Assign small groups to explore a particular section and report back to the group with their questions. Use this as an opportunity to jump-start personal inquiries into areas of interest.
Pair this website with books by Mark Kurlansky such as Cod and Salt. Or, connect with books like The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan. Look for other thematic books in your collection on food related topics such as the history of sugar.
To visit the website, go to http://www.natgeoeat.com/.