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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 960 pages
  • Publisher: Universe; 8.10.2008 edition (September 9, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789315920
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789315922
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 2.6 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #89,518 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“…an adventure of delicious discoveries…ranging from the expected…to the exotic...This book will make readers want to travel the world.” ~San Francisco Chronicle

"It's a tantalizing concept--a visual encyclopedia of global flavors worth scouting." ~Associated Press

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With good color photos of every single item, this book is both fun to flip through and a serious reference guide. A perfect gift for the foodie." ~Thenibble.com

“It’s the ultimate to-do list for foodies.” ~The Wichita Eagle

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1001 Foods You Must Taste Before You Die is the first comprehensive photographic guide to amazing gourmet foods from around the world. This beautiful and authoritative book presents 1001 tantalizing morsels to tempt your tastebuds. From single press extra-virgin olive oils and artisanal cheeses to more exotic fare such as Himalayan pink salt or zebra jerky, this mouthwatering compilation is a cornucopia of culinary delicacies from every cuisine around the globe. Featuring luscious photographs and descriptions of must-eat foods from savory to sweet and from soup to nuts, this culinary gazetteer of the world offers expert guidance and insightful tasting notes from a team of international food critics. Discover what the locals really eat when in Rome and learn what makes Peking duck authentic. Anyone interested in food will savor the detailed and fact-filled descriptions for each entry bursting with gastronomic ideas, culinary history, and surprising trivia. Whether you are looking for a preview of the "must-taste treats" you must seek out on your next vacation or are looking for inspiration for a romantic dinner for two, this compendium is sure to be a source of gourmet inspiration. Included are acknowledged classics as well as delicacies little known outside their home turf. Each entry comes with an authoritative yet opinionated description of its origin, history, and character as well as anecdotes about key producers and the region of origin ensuring that this book will appeal to connoisseurs and novices alike.

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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Chaviva GB on July 8, 2011
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Stop what you're doing and buy this book: 1,001 Foods You Must Taste Before you Die. Why? The simple answer is that it's an amazing book that will enlighten you to 1,001 (mostly kosher) foods that you've probably never heard of or considered, including a bevy of baked goods and grains that are, yes, you guessed it, gluten free!

I was handed this book while spending a Shabbat in Neve Daniel this past week, and the mastermind behind Chocoholique Liqueur opened my eyes to something he probably wasn't planning on: baked goods that are traditionally gluten-free, like Injera and Crumpets.

Injera is a "yeast-risen flatbread with a unique, slightly spongy texture. Traditionally made out of teff flour and is a national dish in Ethiopia and Eritrea. A similar variant is eaten in Somalia (where it is called canjeero or lahooh) and Yemen (where it is known as lahoh)." I actually had Injera once while visiting my friend John in Philly, and Ethiopian was some of the best cuisine I've ever had. A lot of the modern stuff is made with regular wheat flour, but those who do it traditional and do it right do it with teff flour. Now? To find some Bob's Red Mill Teff Flour! I feel like injera would be great as a wrap substitute.

Crumpets, as you surely know, are a very British baked good that are similar to injera in that it has a spongey quality. You can buy them at Trader Joe's, which I used to do, and last I checked they have a hechsher, but for those who can't handle gluten, you will have to make your own. Here's one Crumpet recipe that I haven't tried but fully intend to from AuntJayne's Blog.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By LLL on August 30, 2012
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what a great book. fabulous photos. so much i've tried, yet so much more to eat! a really wonderful book for a foodie!
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By Raingirl on January 14, 2013
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I first purchased this book as a wedding gift for my niece (the young couple had suggested family and friends give them gifts of cook books). I was so happy with my purchase I had to have one for myself. It is a beautiful book which is enjoyable as a coffee table book (while not being huge) and is invaluable when you want to know what a food looks like, how it can be used and what it tastes like.
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My sister turned 30 this year and I wanted to get her something special. She's into cooking so I bought her this book and wrote in the cover that she now has at least 1001 days to try something new. She loved it.
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By K. Nguyen on January 23, 2012
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this book was quite useful, it have a lot of stuff that i had during my childhood, but didn't know what they were called. Wish it could contain more item though, like a few thousand more =] since i'm a gourmet
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By Cassidy K. on December 5, 2012
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This book is great! It has everything from everyday food to some very exotic cuisine! I love it, and I think its a great buy for anyone who is a huge foodie like i am!
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I loved this book! I had a good time reading this book. It's not rocket science, but it was fun to read about food.
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By Russell on March 21, 2015
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good coffee table book
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