Finally, some truly Happy Meals

It's kind of embarrassing to admit that, while I'm no fast-food junkie, I am pretty fond of McDonald's breakfasts. Even more embarrassing is the fact that most of the mornings when I've thought I got there early enough to pick up some delicious hashbrowns and a sausage-less McGriddle sandwich, they've already moved on to lunch. Oh, how my heart breaks. Well, apparently, my troubles will soon be resolved. According to Reuters reports, McDonald's is planning on selling breakfast all day long! And strangely enough, the problem had all been in the restaurant's layout. CEO Jim Skinner announced yesterday that the new restaurant layouts and operating systems should help make for a much more flexible menu. And apparently, I'm not the only one who's lovin' it: stocks edged up $.21 on the day after Micky D's showed off their plans.

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TASCHEN
Everything You Need to Know About Food in One Book
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If you find yourself mixing up nigiri and sashimi at sushi restaurants or don’t know which fruits are in season, then this is the book for you. Food & Drink Infographics, published by TASCHEN, is a colorful and comprehensive guide to all things food and drink.

The book combines tips and tricks with historical context about the ways in which different civilizations illustrated and documented the foods they ate, as well as how humans went from hunter-gatherers to modern-day epicureans. As for the infographics, there’s a helpful graphic explaining the number of servings provided by different cake sizes, a heat index of various chilies, a chart of cheeses, and a guide to Italian cold cuts, among other delectable charts.

The 480-page coffee table book, which can be purchased on Amazon for $56, is written in three languages: English, French, and German. The infographics themselves come from various sources, and the text is provided by Simone Klabin, a New York City-based writer and lecturer on film, art, culture, and children’s media.

Keep scrolling to see a few of the infographics featured in the book.

An infographic about cheese
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An infographic about cakes
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An infographic about fruits in season
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