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.
Chapters are divided into:
- Caribbean Islands
- Central America
- Middle East
- North America
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
What I blogged August 17:
- one year ago – Coconut Banana Loaf
- two years ago – The Headmaster’s Wife
- four years ago – Sweet Pastry
- five years ago – Coriander Pesto Chicken Pasta
- six years ago – Chicken With Olives And Sun Dried Tomatoes
16 thoughts on “World Atlas Of Food, Jenny Morris”
Ooh what are the Cuban pork chop flavours? I haven’t eaten much Cuban food!
The recipe is on my blog Lorraine 🙂
Oops sorry I didn’t see the link! 🙂
not to worry xox
This sounds like a wonderful book. The name has it all. Loved your review! 🙂
Thanks Anu 🙂
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
I am also interested in that aspect of food and culture 🙂
not a perfect book, but theme is right up my alley. the recipes you mentioned sound tempting, as does the Cuban prok chops!
You would love this book 🙂
Great cookbook review Tandy. Pork chops are one of my husbands favorite foods, will have to try Cuban style.
They Cuban style chops were very tasty 🙂
Sounds like a great reference book, Tandy.
It really is Liz 🙂
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…:)
The cake tasted very good!