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The World on a Plate: 40 Cuisines, 100 Recipes, and the Stories Behind Them

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The World on a Plate: 40 Cuisines, 100 Recipes, and the Stories Behind Them by Mina Holland

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 chocolateThe World on a Plate serves up a delicious m?lange of recipes, history, and culinary wisdom to be savored by food lovers and armchair travelers alike.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Pages: 384
Size: 7.9 MB
Publisher: Penguin
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9780698194069 (DRM-EPUB)

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