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A little odd
on September 9, 2012
This cookbook just seems odd to me. I like the organization -- she breaks it up into areas of the world and then countries from each area. So, there's the Americas, Europe, Africa & the Middle East, and Asia. However, the recipes that she chooses from each country don't seem especially representative of that country's cuisine and, even worse, many just don't look or sound appetizing. I have friends and in-laws from India, Greece, and France and I was disappointed that the delicious dishes I've enjoyed from these cultures are no where to be found in this book.
It's also odd to me that some of the recipes are extremely authentic calling for chiles or mushrooms that would require a trip to an ethnic grocery store while others are fusion-style recipes combining flavors and techniques from multiple cultures. Anyway, that's my two cents.
I recommend checking this one out at a bookstore or the library before committing.