Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Currently Reading

Recipes of the World

Great concept of fusing recipes with a summary of the country, culture and people. It's like taking a vacation from your chair, like all good books that transport you to a different world and introduce you to new characters.

This series is called "Authentic Recipes Celebrating the Foods of the World". For example, the London book has a recipe for stilton & leek pie and introduces that famous english cheese. The New York book has a recipe for the original waldorf salad from Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Fun read and really interactive.

I also found this one particular book on Greece by publisher Culinaria Konemann. It provides some educational content in terms of history of the regions, cooking methods and produce with recipes. A bit heavier in content, it also provide a pictorial compilation of say all the street foods or all the different species of produce (e.g. grapes, olive oil).

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