Regional & International
International Cooking: A Culinary Journey
by Patricia A. Heyman
Hardcover from Prentice Hall
Much more than a collection of recipes, this comprehensive, illustrated exploration of international cookery covers cuisines from around the world, providing an understanding of not only their flavor concepts, but how the cuisines developed and evolved. Each cuisine is explored in terms of its general characteristics as well as issues including the history and effects from invaders and bordering countries; topography, geography, and climate; indigenous foods, culture, and influences from religion and other groups of people; foods and flavorings frequently used; common cooking methods and their origins in the area; and regional variations. Each chapter contains tested recipes representing foods and dishes from all segments of the menu and wine suggestions (provided by Beringer Blass Vineyards) for each first course, soup, and entrée. Introduction to Food and Wine Pairing. British Isles. Spain & Portugal. France. Italy. Germany. Scandinavia. Russia & Eastern Europe. The Countries of Africa. Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran, Greece, & Egypt. Israel. China. Korea & Japan. Vietnam, Thailand, & Indonesia. India. Australia. Mexico. South America. Caribbean Islands. For chefs, food and beverage managers, banquet managers, professional wait staff (service staff including maitre d' and servers), catering firms, catering directors, and chef educators.
International Cooking: A Culinary Journey (2nd Edition)
by Patricia A. Heyman
Paperback from Prentice Hall
Streamlined in this edition, INTERNATIONAL COOKING, 2/e looks at the world's cuisines and how they developed and evolved. Organized by continent, each country and cuisine is explored in terms of its history, topography, cooking methods, common foods, flavorings, and general characteristics. Over 340 recipes appear in this edition and represent a variety of foods and dishes from all segments of the menu. This edition features 90 brand new recipes, three new countries and ideas for modernizing classic recipes. With an emphasis on flavor components and traditional and contemporary cookery, this edition reflects the evolving nature of world cuisine.
by The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes
Hardcover from Wiley
The Best Tool for Learning About the Diversity of Cuisine from Around the World
Increasing world travel, changing demographics, multinational business, and greater diversity at home have whetted our appetites for international flavors--whether in national dishes or creative culinary fusions. Anyone entering the foodservice industry today must be prepared to meet this growing demand. Taste truly has gone global.
With its comprehensive approach, International Cuisine explores countries and regions, cultures, and ingredients, and describes the crucial role they play in different world cuisines. This comprehensiveand engaging resource gives readers an introductory knowledge of food cultures from five continents, as well as the Caribbean and British Isles.
International Cuisine features:
Clearly presented and enjoyable to read, International Cuisine provides students, teachers, and professionals in foodservice a window to a wide variety of the world's cuisines.
- A total of 415 authentic recipes, representing all countries and regions discussed
- Recipes formulated for current practices and available ingredients, including step-by-step instructions
- Beautiful color photographs illustrating finished dishes
- An emphasis on sustainability and how locally grown foods enhance cuisines
- Coverage of history, geography, and people alongside recipes and cooking techniques
- Detailed ingredients lists and culinary glossaries for each country or region discussed
The Art Institutes (artinstitutes.edu), with more than forty educational institutions located throughout North America, have provided an important source of culinary arts, design, media art, and fashion programs for professionals for more than forty years.
Since 1991, The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes, with their more than thirty locations, have offered exciting programs in culinary arts featuring a professional kitchen environmentand, in some locations, fully operational restaurants. Students work alongside instructors to learn and perform the hands-on skills chefs use each day. Based on classical Escoffier, Asian, and Latin culinary techniques, with an emphasis on progressive trends and practices, the curriculum is designed to develop and sharpen fundamental cooking techniques and professional skills and introduce a variety of international cuisines.
by Jeremy MacVeigh
Hardcover from Delmar Cengage Learning
International Cuisine not only provides recipes for all the major cuisines of the world, but also explains how these cuisines developed, regional differences, and the culinary terminology used in each. This text fills the gap between the foundations laid by the introductory textbooks and reality in today's diverse kitchens. Organized in a clear format with photos that takes an easy to follow approach for students, and allows instructors to cover all cuisines in depth even if they are unfamiliar.
The Best International Recipe
by Cook's Illustrated Magazine
Hardcover from America's Test Kitchen
Tired of complicated ethnic dishes with hard-to-find ingredients or recipes for classic European dishes that require a year of cooking school to master? We were. Here are more than 300 foolproof recipes that demystify the world's greatest dishes.
For the landmark classic The Best Recipe, America's Test Kitchen developed the best versions of homespun favorites like macaroni and cheese, pot roast, blueberry muffins, and more. In The Best International Recipe, the test kitchen travels father afield to bring you the best and most exciting cooking from around the world. The more than 300 recipes have been tested dozens of times to ensure success in the kitchen.
Throughout The Best International Recipe, you'll find features that make this collection especially home cook friendly: Pantry spotlights offer clear explanations of ingredients and what to look for, and in some cases, what you can substitute without compromising flavor. Specialty equipment (and substitutions) are highlighted as well, so you won't waste money on equipment you don't really need (hint: You don't need a paella pan to make paella). Core techniques highlighted throughout the book explain essential methods that you can apply to all of your cooking, such as getting the most from spices and a method for making buttery tart dough that won't leave you feeling frustrated.
Whether you want to make spicy pork tacos to rival those found on the tables of Mexico or learn how to make chicken as juicy as the French, The Best International Recipe is your essential guide to the best cooking from around the world.
The Best Recipes in the World
by Mark Bittman
Hardcover from Clarkson Potter
Media Published: 2005-10-11
With his million-copy bestseller How to Cook Everything, Mark Bittman made the difficult doable. Now he makes the exotic accessible.
In this highly ambitious, accomplished, globe-spanning work, Bittman gathers the best recipes that people from dozens of countries around the world cook every day. And when he brings his distinctive no-frills approach to dishes that were once considered esoteric, America's home cooks will eagerly follow where they once feared to tread.
In more than a thousand recipes, Bittman compellingly demonstrates that there are many places besides Italy and France to which cooks can turn for inspiration. In addition to these favorites, he covers Spain, Portugal, Greece, Russia, Scandinavia, the Balkans, Germany, and other European destinations, giving us easy ways to make dishes like Spanish Mushroom and Chicken Paella, Greek Roast Leg of Lamb with Thyme and Orange, Russian Borscht, and Swedish Äppletorte.
Asian food now rivals European cuisine's popularity, and this book reflects that: It's the first to emphasize European and Asian cuisines equally, with easy-to-follow recipes for favorites like Vietnamese Stir-Fried Vegetables with Nam Pla, Pad Thai, Japanese Salmon Teriyaki, Chinese Black Bean and Garlic Spareribs, and Indian Tandoori Chicken. Nor is the rest of the world ignored: there are hundreds of recipes from North Africa, the Middle East, and Central and South America, too. All will be hits with home cooks looking to add exciting new tastes and cosmopolitan flair to their everyday repertoire.
Shop locally, cook globally-Mark Bittman makes it so easy:
· Hundreds of recipes that can be made ahead or prepared in under 30 minutes
· Informative sidebars and instructional drawings explain unfamiliar techniques and ingredients
· Fifty-two international menus, an extensive International Pantry section, and much more make this an essential addition to any cook's shelf
The Best Recipes in the World is destined to be a classic that will change the way Americans think about everyday food. It's simply like no other cookbook in the world.
When Mark Bittman is cooking--in every sense of the word--he gets results without fuss. Author of the almost subversively approachable How to Cook Everything, Bittman takes on big assignments and then delivers the goods. In The Best Recipes in the World, a collection of more than 1,000 international recipes, with winners like Chinese Black Bean and Garlic Spareribs; Pan-Seared Swordfish with Tomatoes, Olives, and Capers; and Stewed Lamb Shanks with Mushrooms and Pasilla Chile Sauce, he's done it again. The selection, which covers cooking from Europe and Asia equally, is all can-do and instantly appealing--readers will want to "cook through" the whole chicken section, for example. But Bittman, a master distiller, also knows when more is more, with one caveat: "I don't mind spending a long time cooking a single dish as long as I don't have to pay too much attention to what's going on," he writes. Thus, even fuller-dress recipes like the Indian Red Fish Stew, Fast and Spicy, and Tea-Smoked Duck or Chicken can work for time-deprived cooks. A dessert section that includes the tempting likes of Orange Custard, Walnut Tart, and Caramelized Pars Poached in Red Wine, caps this incisive collection.
Included also are brief but enlightening notes on ingredients and techniques such as "On Pureeing Soups," which compares all approaches thoughtfully. Symbols indicate a recipe's potential to be made ahead or in less than 30 minutes (true of most), among other variables. With a beverage chapter and menu suggestions that are actually useful, the book will appeal to a wide audience, not only for its recipes but as a source of relaxed instruction. It's an exploration of culinary essentials from a true essentialist. --Arthur Boehm
The Lost Art of Real Cooking: Rediscovering the Pleasures of Traditional Food One Recipe at a Time
by Ken Albala, Rosanna Nafziger
Hardcover from Perigee Trade
It's time to take back the kitchen. It's time to unlock the pantry and break free from the shackles of ready-made, industrial food. It's time to cook supper.
The Lost Art of Real Cooking heralds a new old-fashioned approach to food-laborious and inconvenient, yet extraordinarily rewarding and worth bragging about. From jam, yogurt, and fresh pasta to salami, smoked meat, and strudel, Ken Albala and Rosanna Nafziger arm you with the knowledge and skills that let you connect on a deeper level with what goes into your body.
Ken and Rosanna celebrate the patience it takes to make your own sauerkraut and pickles. They divulge the mysteries of capturing wild sourdoughs and culturing butter, the beauty of rendering lard, making cheese, and brewing beer, all without the fancy toys that take away from the adventure of truly experiencing your food.
These foods were once made by the family, in the home, rather than a factory. And they can still be made in the smallest kitchens without expensive equipment, capturing flavors that speak of place and personality. What you won't find here is a collection of rigid rules for the perfect meal. Ken and Rosanna offer a wealth of recipes, history, and techniques that start with the basics and evolve into dishes that are entirely your own.
Cooking Without Borders
by Anita Lo, Charlotte Druckman
Hardcover from Stewart, Tabori & Chang
Availability: Not yet published
To Anita Lo, all cooking is fusion cooking. Whether it's her slow-poached salmon, smoked paprika, spaetzle, and savoy cabbage from annisa, or the smoked chanterelles with sweet corn flan that trumped Mario Batali on Iron Chef America, Anita Lo's food can always be distinguished by its strong multicultural influence. Inspired by the flavors and textures she's tasted throughout the world, Lo creates food that breaks down preconceived notions of what American food is and should be. In Cooking Without Borders, she offers more than 100 recipes celebrating the best flavors from around the globe, including chapters on appetizers, soups, salads, main courses, and desserts. These recipes show home cooks everywhere how easy it is to think globally and prepare creative and delicious food. Now that we have greater access than ever before to ingredients from all corners of the world, there's no better time to enjoy these flavors at every meal, presented by one of our country's most innovative chefs.
Praise for Cooking Without Borders:
"Anita Lo has continued her innovative, inspirational and creative approach to food in her new book Cooking Without Borders. I have been eating Anita's delicious dishes since the early 90s and have always been surprised, entranced and above all, pleased."
"Anita is one of the most natural and intuitive cooks I have ever met, and Cooking Without Borders captures her fascination with both the thoughtful and the delicious in a way that makes me want to cook every single recipe. This book is beautiful to read, to cook from and to look at, and is destined to live on the 'dog-eared pages shelf' of the cookbooks I use the most for true inspiration."
The Tao of Cooking
by Sally Pasley
Paperback from Indiana University Press
Taking full advantage of a rich variety of fresh ingredients, The Tao of Cooking offers the adventurous cook a chance to experiment with 300 meatless recipes from around the world. Divided into 12 chapters, the book includes recipes for entrees, breakfasts, soups, appetizers, side dishes, and pasta and more than 50 recipes for breads and desserts. Menus for complete meals, a glossary of ingredients, and a thorough index contribute to making it one of the most useful and joyful treasures on your cookbook shelf. These superb recipes and menus are from the legendary Tao Restaurant which was operated by the Rudrananda Ashram in Bloomington, Indiana. A vegetarian favorite!
The Everything Mediterranean Cookbook: An Enticing Collection of 300 Healthy, Delicious Recipes from the Land of Sun and Sea (Everything (Cooking))
by Dawn Altomari-Rathjen, Jennifer Bendelius
Paperback from Adams Media
The bountiful cuisine of the Mediterranean evokes thoughts of luscious grains, pasta, vegetables, fruits, and, of course, olive oil. But did you know that current research also indicates that people who reside in these regions have the lowest rates of chronic diseases and one of the highest life expectancies in the world?
In The Everything® Mediterranean Cookbook, Culinary Institute of America graduate Dawn Altomari-Rathjen teams up with registered dietician Jennifer M. Bendelius to provide you with 300 of the most sumptuous--and healthy--recipes that the Mediterranean has to offer.
From Roasted Garlic Served on Crostini and Oven-Dried Tomatoes to Mushroom Ravioli with Walnut Parsley Pesto, The Everything® Mediterranean Cookbook helps chefs of all levels bring the Mediterranean into the comforts of their own home.
·Acorn Squash Bake
·Red Lentil Lasagna
·Stuffed Grape Leaves
·Braised Okra with Tomato
Whether you're cooking for one or having a full dinner party, The Everything® Mediterranean Cookbook will have your guests begging you for the secret recipe!
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