The World on a Plate

40 Cuisines, 100 Recipes, and the Stories Behind Them
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Author(s): Mina Holland
Original Publish Date: May 26, 2015
Product Number: EB00585006
Released: May 26, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780698194069
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Description

Eat your way around the world without leaving your home in this mouthwatering cultural history of 100 classic dishes. Best Culinary Travel Book (U.K.), Gourmand World Cookbook Awards Finalist for the Fortnum & Mason Food Book Award "When we eat, we travel." So begins this irresistible tour of the cuisines of the world, revealing what people eat and why in forty cultures. What's the origin of kimchi in Korea? Why do we associate Argentina with steak? Why do people in Marseille eat bouillabaisse? What spices make a dish taste North African versus North Indian? What is the story behind the curries of India? And how do you know whether to drink a wine from Bourdeaux or one from Burgundy? Bubbling over with anecdotes, trivia, and lore—from the role of a priest in the genesis of Camembert to the Mayan origins of the word chocolate—The World on a Plate serves up a delicious melange of recipes, history, and culinary wisdom to be savored by food lovers and armchair travelers alike.

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