America is a true melting pot of cultures, as evidenced by these delicious picture books showcasing foods from various countries and regions. Cindy Yeager, BCPL’s Youth Collection Development Librarian, is not a terribly adventurous eater herself, but if anything might change her mind, it would be these books! 

Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao
by Kat Zhang 
illustrated by Charlene Chua 

Bilal Cooks Daal
by Aisha Saeed 
illustrated by Anoosha Syed 

Thank you, Omu!
by Oge Mora 

Halal Hot Dogs 
by Susannah Aziz 
illustrated by Parwinder Singh 

Ruby’s Reunion Day Dinner 
by Angela Dalton 
illustrated by Jestenia Southerland 

Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story 
by Kevin N. Maillard 
illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal 

Salma the Syrian Chef 
by Danny Ramadan 
illustrated by Anna Bron 

Paletero Man 
by Lucky Diaz 
illustrated by Micah Player 

The Rice in the Pot Goes Round and Round 
by Wendy Wan-Long Shang 
illustrated by Lorian Tu