Curiouser and Curiouser

untitledWhat It Is: Be the star of your next dinner party when you whip out some obscure factoid as to licorice’s past use as a pain reliever for feet or which society considered flamingo tongues a delicacy after diving into this bizarre book. Spanning ancient history to modern times, author Ian Crofton explores how particular foods came to be – and came to be popular. It’s a quirky read that perfectly blends foodie facts and historical settings for any trivia nerd.

Who It’s For: A fun hostess gift for your next dinner party. A cool gift for your niece or nephew that’s about to graduate from culinary school. A must-have birthday pick for a good foodie friend.

What It Costs: List price is $19.99.

Where It’s At: You can pick it up at booksellers nationwide, or visit

Bonus entry into last week’s CoolWraps giveaway! Tell me in the comments below – what do you think of this unique gift idea?

25 Responses to “Curiouser and Curiouser”
  1. Katie says:

    Looks like a fun gift for a foodie

  2. Karen says:

    A fun gift for almost anyone!

  3. Rachel says:

    I think this is a cute gift and would be a great conversation piece/starter at dinner or cocktail parties!

  4. Aimee says:

    Great house warming gift

  5. Anne Derkat says:

    I love reading stuff like this.

  6. Lindsey says:

    This looks like a great book. It combines two of my favourite things: food and weird facts!

  7. Annie says:

    Hostess gift, stocking stuffer, gift for myself! I love it

  8. Brenda says:

    This is a great gift idea

  9. lindsay d. says:

    i want this book! thanks for finding it, brittany!

  10. mcmc says:

    great coffee table book

  11. nicolthepickle says:

    Very cool. My whole family is into food and fun and random things fascinate us all.

  12. Mary Warner says:

    Food and history. This looks like fun.

  13. Susan says:

    I think this book is a great gift idea and a fun dinner table conversation starter!

  14. Susan Patterson says:

    This would make a great book for conversation topics at a special dinner – thanks!

  15. Julie G. says:

    Perfect gift for a chef.

  16. janicour says:

    I think it would be great for conversation, a hostess gift too.

  17. Alison K says:

    CoolWraps bonus entry: I think this unique gift idea would make a great gift for an eclectic friend with a great sense of humor.

  18. Susan T. says:

    I’m sure this book is full of interesting facts that would be fun to pull out at a dinner party. It would be great to make some of the foods talked about in the book. No flamingo tongues though!

  19. kiraali says:

    I think that this book would be a fascinating one to read myself and also to share with my trivia loving friends!

  20. diane says:

    Great gift idea.

  21. Donna L. says:

    This book would be interesting to read, and makes a unique gift.

  22. Victoria Ess says:

    This looks like a great coffee table book.

  23. Joan G. says:

    Nice gift for a foodie

  24. Donnas says:

    I’m a lover of all things trivia related, so I’m sure I’d enjoy this book.

  25. cookie3 says:

    Being a foodie I think this is a great idea.

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