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The World on a Plate

WLD296
Mina Holland
Penguin Putnam
2015
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0143127659
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Food
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In this smart and savvy food book, Mina Holland explains the flavors and techniques that distinguish 40 world cuisines. "Cuisine," she declares, "is the edible lovechild of both geography and history" and can tell travelers as much about their destination as a map or a guidebook. In light, personable prose, she takes readers region-by-region through France, Spain, Italy, India and across every continent. She brings a lot to the table -- not just recipes, but bits of history, culture and tradition. A great choice for foodies, bon vivants and world travelers alike.

ISBN: 9780143127659
$20.00
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“When we eat, we travel.” That’s the mindset of British writer, intrepid eater and Guardian Food editor Mina Holland, and it’s the motive behind her debut book The World on a Plate: 40 Cuisines, 100 Recipes and the Stories Behind Them. To Holland, the taste of authentic, local cuisine is the best way to experience a place. The geography, history and spirit of a locale are often contained in its iconic food, with ingredients that typify the land and preparation that’s been shaped by historical necessity (like the pasty or the French baguette). Very often, she explains, the meals we eat abroad stick in our memories just as well (or better) than the places we browse. Those priceless paintings at the Louvre? Mostly forgotten. ... more

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