- Paperback: 464 pages
- Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press; 1st edition (August 1, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0897323726
- ISBN-13: 978-0897323727
- Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.1 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,604,165 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Ethnic Food Lover's Companion: A Sourcebook for Understanding the Cuisines of the World Paperback – August 1, 2001
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Those curious to explore virtually every cuisine on the planet have a new comprehensive guide to world cooking in Eve Zibart's The Ethnic Food Lover's Companion. Zibart has not only meticulously researched the well-known ethnic cuisines of Western Europe but she has also mined the traditions of Asia, Africa, and South America in new ways. This is a handy guide not only to eating in ethnic restaurants in the U.S. but also for getting a good meal in almost every foreign country. For each cuisine, Zibart provides some history, describes major ingredients and cooking methods, identifies common dishes, and offers lists of dishes to assemble in a representative meal. For those who want to try some of these dishes at home, there are simple recipes reflecting each cuisine. Sticklers may quarrel with the author's occasional oversimplifications, and typographical errors mar what is otherwise a worthwhile reference tool and boon companion for the foodie traveler. Mark Knoblauch
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...essential book for understanding the global kitchens of today...encourages new areas of culinary discovery...layers of information...concise...lively. -- immamaskitchen.com, Diana Farrell Serbe, Editor
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Would use again.
Each chapter includes a basic introduction to the foods of a specific region, a discussion of the country/region and it's history as it relates to food, the main ingrediants and dishes that dominate that regions cuisine, instructions on how to eat and order like a native and a few recipes.
You would have to go to another resource if you were interested in making the food yourself, but you can not beat this book for giving you a basic knowledge of all the different types of food and beverages that are out there to try.
The How to order and eat like a native sections are superb and cover and array of things including table manners, utensil (or non-utensil) usage (did you know that it may be considered less then polite to eat with your chopsticks in your left hand in China? I didn't) and intersting tips.
Love love love this book as will anyone with an interest in ethnic food.