The World on A Plate

The World on A Plate

40 Cuisines, 100 Recipes, and the Stories Behind Them

Book - 2015
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"Eat your way around the world without leaving your home in this mouthwatering cultural history of 100 classic dishes "When we eat, we travel." Thus 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's the story behind the curries of India? 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 me;lange of recipes, history, and culinary wisdom to be devoured by food lovers and armchair travelers alike"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2015
ISBN: 9780143127659
Branch Call Number: 641.59 HOLLAND
Characteristics: 367 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm


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Jul 25, 2015

Although I'm not sure how many of the recipes I'd make, I will definitely check this book out again when I have time to sit down and read it from cover to cover. The book is filled with interesting history, stories, information, and perspectives from 40 cultures, which is what the book mostly consists of. Very few of the 367 pages are recipes. If you are one who loves to "read" cookbooks more than you enjoy cooking, you will especially enjoy this book.


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