Synopses & Reviews
The texts in this series offer recipes, cuisine highlights maps, and regional and city maps. As well as containing explorations of regional influences and traditional cooking they provide guides to markets, dining out and celebrating in each country plus a cuisine dictionary.
All travellers know that experiencing the local cuisine is one of the major highlights of any trip, and everyone brings home with them tales of what they ate and drank, where and with whom. Finally, here is a series to cover the whole cuisine experience.
The World Food series is a list of definitive culinary guides to major world destinations. With tantalising photography throughout and written in an entertaining, opinionated and contemporary style, each guide is intended to be the benchmark for a country's cuisine. Illustrated with the work of specialist food & travel photographers, the books have a dynamic design style which contributes to the overall tone of fun and enthusiasm. They are intended to be a bible for travelling and non-travelling food lovers around the world.
These pocket-sized guides include everything to do with eating and drinking in each country -- the history and evolution of the cuisine, its staples and specialities, and the kitchen philosophy of the people. We open the doors on home cooking and traditions, showing how food and drink have become integral to personal and national celebrations, and discover the myriad of regional cuisines that exist in even the most familiar countries.
The World Food guides also include comprehensive cuisine dictionaries. These two-way guides will be the best available resource for anyone interested in having a key reference to the local food, drink and cooking terms on their shelves, and will prove invaluable to travellers as they try to read menus, buy food, speak the right words and gain an insider's knowledge of where and what to eat and drink.
-- glossy specialist photography and full colour throughout
-- essentialguide to markets and local produce
-- explores variations of regional cuisine
-- covers cuisines for all occasions, including festivals and home cooking
-- simple and authentic recipes with notes on origin, occasion, preparation and culture
-- quick reference glossary
-- comprehensive dictionary, with foreign script included
-- useful phrases for every food and drink occasion
-- maps throughout to show marketplaces, key eating locations, regional produce
-- practical advice on keeping fit and healthy