World Atlas Of Food, Jenny Morris

World Atlas Of Food showcases 100 recipes from 100 countries and is subtitled a world of flavours. The country information includes food influences, the national dish and mealtime customs.

World Atlas Of Food
World Atlas Of Food
Chapters are divided into:
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Caribbean Islands
  • Central America
  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • North America
  • Oceania
  • South America
Recipes that caught my eye:
  • Shoko, beef and spinach stew (p17) from Ghana
  • Kudu steaks with balsamic and cranberry sauce (p33) from Namibia
  • Zanzibar honey chicken (p44)
  • Kabuli pilau (p47) from Afghanistan
  • Fish amok (p49) from Cambodia
  • Wonton soup (p51) from China
  • Cabbage kimchi (p73) from South Korea
  • Cuban-style pork chops (p87)
  • Jerk chicken (p93) from Jamaica
  • Mussels steamed in beer and herbs (p115) from Belgium
  • Butter-fried liver with apple and red cabbage (p127) from Germany
  • Kleftiko (p129) from Greece
  • Chicken with chorizo and clams (p149) from Portugal
  • Churros (p153) from Spain
  • Tabbouleh (p179) from United Arab Emirates
  • Spicy honey cake (p197) from Fiji
  • Calamari and prawn stew (p213) from Chile
  • Spicy clam broth (p215) from Colombia
What I made:

I started off with the spicy honey cake which burnt on top. Not badly enough that we could not eat it, but too bad that I could not blog about it. The baking time in the recipe is 45 – 55 minutes and the top was burnt after 45 minutes. I then made the Cuban-style pork chops which were amazing.

Pork Chops With Red Cabbage
Pork Chops With Red Cabbage
What I liked about the recipe book:

I found all the facts about the various countries, including their traditional dishes and drinks to be very interesting.

My verdict:

The food photography is good, but very repetitive in feel. The country information was sourced and Shutterstock images were used for the country photographs. The recipe book includes a bookmark ribbon that is totally useless. However, I am sure there will be recipes from this book that I will turn to in future.

Publishing information:

First published by MapStudioTM South Africa in 2015

ISBN number 978-1-77026-699-5

Paperback – 224 pages including the index

Disclosure: I was given the book to review by Map Studio South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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16 thoughts on “World Atlas Of Food, Jenny Morris

  1. This sounds like a great cook book to have. Spicy honey cake sounds delicious, but I can see that it could burn. We can imagine…:)
    Jem @ Lost in Utensils sharing the blog ♥ crime & comfrey – grow the most functional plant of all time & how to make liquid life insurance for your gardenMy Profile

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    1. The cake tasted very good!

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  2. Sounds like a great reference book, Tandy.

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    1. It really is Liz 🙂

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  3. Great cookbook review Tandy. Pork chops are one of my husbands favorite foods, will have to try Cuban style.
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    1. They Cuban style chops were very tasty 🙂

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  4. not a perfect book, but theme is right up my alley. the recipes you mentioned sound tempting, as does the Cuban prok chops!

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    1. You would love this book 🙂

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  5. Love the concept of this book! I love to find out more about the origin of recipes and how different cuisines developed based on trade and migration. #foodnerdsunite
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    1. I am also interested in that aspect of food and culture 🙂

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  6. This sounds like a wonderful book. The name has it all. Loved your review! 🙂
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    1. Thanks Anu 🙂

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  7. Ooh what are the Cuban pork chop flavours? I haven’t eaten much Cuban food!
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    1. The recipe is on my blog Lorraine 🙂

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      1. Oops sorry I didn’t see the link! 🙂
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        1. not to worry xox

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