Want to bite into a completely new cuisine? Here are the best foodie books to ensure you dip into a new destination each meal!
You can literally feel the cobblestones underfoot reading this gorgeous book. Packed with 85 recipes, it contains classics and those sprinkled with a more contemporary feel. Refine traditional dishes for the family or simply dabble in some delicious modern Italian fare. Italian Street Food dishes it all up doubletime!
French eating doesn’t have to be all about saccharin sweet desserts and rich sauces. My French Table taps into a lighter side of Parisian-inspired fare with colourful recipes brimming with bright, healthy basics. Salads abound as do gluten-free recipes. But for those who favour headier recipes, buttermilk cake and brown butter madeleines are also highlights that add just the right dash of joie de vivre.
My French Family Table, approx. $45 – available at Anthropologie.
Brindisa: The True Food of Spain is the ultimate in contemporary Spanish cooking covers traditional breakfasts to tapas-style shared plates. The recipe collection introduces delights such as jamón ibérico de bellota, chorizo, cured ham and fish, fumet (rich Catalan fish stock), farmhouse cheeses, prepared pulses, olive oils and vinegars that make Spanish and Mediterranean cooking so unique.
Brindisa Spanish Cook Book by Monika Linton, $49.50 – available at Angus & Robertson Bookworld.
Want to take a bite out of The Big Apple? This dream tour for food-obsessed NYC fans creates a route from Union Square Greenmarket to more off-the-map eateries in Williamsburg within the 150 best loved and most popular dining choices covered. But it’s not just from the table, as butchers, bakers and gelato makers are also included in this must-have tome for tourists with an appetite!
Shop Cook Eat New York, $41.25 – available at Angus & Robertson Bookworld.
Gok Wan one of the UK’s top fashion stylists, and boy does he have flair with cooking too! This new book contains 80 of his personal and family recipes combining his love of Chinese cooking with his penchant for new trends. Gok’s food is about balance, health, flavour and fun, including favourites like Prawn Wonton Noodle Soup to Perfect Fried Rice or classics like his dad’s Honey-glazed Char Siu Pork, Dim Sum, Street Food, One Pot Wonders and feasts to satiate friends and family.
Gok Cooks Chinese by Gok Wan, $36.41 – available at Angus & Robertson Bookworld.
An inspired collection of innovative and inspired dishes from the Middle East, Lebanese-American born Bethany Kehdy includes recipes from the Middle East and North Africa overflowing with tantalising ingredients and spices, as well as succulent fresh fruits, nuts and spices. Fragrant Fish Tagine with Preserved Lemons is a standout from the Moroccan chapter, fiery Lamb Shanks with Butterbeans and Tomatoes tempts from the Lebanese recipes and delicately spiced Chicken, Walnuts and Pomegranate Stew are an irresistible dish amidst the Persian pages.
SIMON & SCHUSTER Jewelled Kitchen, $35 – available at David Jones.
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