The Best Recipes in the World [electronic resource]. Mark Bittman.
- ISBN: 9780307482174 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
|Summary, etc.:|| The author of How to Cook Everything takes you on the culinary trip of a lifetime. Mark Bittman traveled the world to find and bring back the best recipes of home cooks from 44 countries. This bountiful collection of new, easy, and ultra-flavorful dishes will add exciting new tastes and cosmopolitan flair to your everyday cooking and entertaining.With his million-copy bestseller How to Cook Everything, Mark Bittman made the difficult doable. Now he makes the exotic accessible.In this highly ambitious, accomplished, globe-spanning work, Bittman gathers the best recipes that people from dozens of countries around the world cook every day. And when he brings his distinctive no-frills approach to dishes that were once considered esoteric, America's home cooks will eagerly follow where they once feared to tread.In more than a thousand recipes, Bittman compellingly demonstrates that there are many places besides Italy and France to which cooks can turn for inspiration. In addition to these favorites, he covers Spain, Portugal, Greece, Russia, Scandinavia, the Balkans, Germany, and other European destinations, giving us easy ways to make dishes like Spanish Mushroom and Chicken Paella, Greek Roast Leg of Lamb with Thyme and Orange, Russian Borscht, and Swedish Appletorte. Asian food now rivals European cuisine's popularity, and this book reflects that: It's the first to emphasize European and Asian cuisines equally, with easy-to-follow recipes for favorites like Vietnamese Stir-Fried Vegetables with Nam Pla, Pad Thai, Japanese Salmon Teriyaki, Chinese Black Bean and Garlic Spareribs, and Indian Tandoori Chicken. Nor is the rest of the world ignored: there are hundreds of recipes from North Africa, the Middle East, and Central and South America, too. All will be hits with home cooks looking to add exciting new tastes and cosmopolitan flair to their everyday repertoire. Shop locally, cook globally--Mark Bittman makes it so easy:• Hundreds of recipes that can be made ahead or prepared in under 30 minutes• Informative sidebars and instructional drawings explain unfamiliar techniques and ingredients• Fifty-two international menus, an extensive International Pantry section, and much more make this an essential addition to any cook's shelfThe Best Recipes in the World is destined to be a classic that will change the way Americans think about everyday food. It's simply like no other cookbook in the world.
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- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2005 August #1
This comprehensive collection brings together in a single volume recipes from astoundingly different traditions, wildly varying cultures, and totally separate inspirations. Nevertheless, the book coheres and avoids becoming a jumble by being focused through a unique intelligence that finds foods' commonalities and that renders all the diverse, competing languages of recipes' prescriptive commands into a clear and cogent voice guiding the thoughtful cook from ingredient lists to successful reproduction of tasty, attractive dishes. On facing pages one finds Korean braised short ribs with ginger, garlic, rice wine, and chiles fronting Spanish oxtails with white wine, bacon, carrots, celery, and thyme. Both recipes contain beef, both follow a basic braising technique, yet one can hardly mistake their very opposite effects at the table. Bittman lets the reader come upon dozens of such juxtapositions and reflect on just what makes recipes attractive and practical. From appetizers through desserts, directions are clear, and graphic devices steer the cook to those recipes that fit the presenting occasion. Useful for all library cookbook collections. ((Reviewed August 2005)) Copyright 2005 Booklist Reviews.
MARK BITTMAN has had a uniquely successful career in cookbooks and food journalism. He’s written more than a dozen books, including the now-classic How to Cook Everything and the bestselling VB6 (Vegan Before 6), which defined a new style of American eating. His 13-year New York Times column “The Minimalist” was among the most popular in the paper, and he just completed a five-year run on the OpEd pages of the Times, where he was the first (and most influential) weekly columnist tackling food issues for a major media outlet.
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