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See below for a selection of the latest books from National & regional cuisine category. Presented with a red border are the National & regional cuisine books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great National & regional cuisine books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!
Maine's cultural and culinary heart, Portland is a buzzing and energetic food community. Widely considered to have one of the country's most vibrant food scenes-named Restaurant City of the Year by Bon Appetit-the city offers a diverse culinary landscape, from classic seafood to Oaxacan to Korean to Milanese, and its devotion to farm-to-table cuisine and locally sourced ingredients is undeniable given that the Portland Farmers' Market, the country's oldest continually operating market of its kind, has thrived here for over 200 years. With more than 80 recipes from dozens of the city's most celebrated restaurants, including Drifter's Wife, Rose Foods, and Chaval, and showcasing full-color photos of mouth-watering dishes by James Beard nominated chefs, and lots of local flavor, Portland's dynamic food scene is celebrated in all its gustatorial glory.
A wonderful slice of home, food and family from one of the most beautiful places on earth: this book is heaven. Jenny Colgan SHETLAND is where Scotland meets Scandinavia and the North Sea hits the Atlantic Ocean. Isolated, unspoilt and rich in history and tradition, Shetland is a truly singular place. And for James and Tom Morton, it's home. Shetland: Cooking on the Edge of the World explores life on an island with food, drink and community at its heart. Surrounded by crystal-clear waters, Shetland seafood is second to none. The native sheep roam freely. Here cooks, farmers, crofters and fishermen toil following traditions that go back hundreds of years. This is a heartfelt book, full of passion for place and community. The recipes celebrate the very best the isles have to offer, feasting on the ocean's harvest and the treasures of croft land and cliff face. There is cooking fuelled by necessity and thrift and, as you might expect on Scotland's Norse edge, there are drams and parties galore. With spectacular photography by Andy Sewell, Shetland celebrates a very different kind of island paradise.
Welcome to Quadrille's new cookbook series: Alphabet Cooking. This brand- new series focuses on creating a series of books filled with 50 of the most on-trend dishes from cuisines around the world. The series will kick off with M is for Mexican and K is for Korean which will introduce the ultimate recipes from both cuisines all in a highly desirable and on-trend gift package. Each book contains 50 recipes that cover the fundamental recipes from these zeitgeist cooking traditions, merging both ancient dishes and modern reinterpretations. M is for Mexican fuses the traditional Huevos Rancheros and Enchillada dishes but also offers more adventurous contemporary reinterpretations such as Caldillo de Chambarete (broth with beef shanks) and Baja (battered fish tacos). This trend-led series of cookbooks will be filling the bookshelves of budding new foodies across the country whilst also making for the perfect gift for anyone who hasn't yet experimented with bringing these cuisines into their home cooking.
Chinese is the UK's favourite takeout food, and it's beloved all over the world - as with much Indian food, it's the nostalgic, comforting creations for western palates that really get people salivating. Now you can make your favourite Chinese restaurant classics at home with Kwoklyn Wan's fabulous Chinese Takeaway Cookbook. Kwoklyn is a third-generation Chinese chef: BBC (British-Born Chinese). He's also the brother of TV celebrity Gok Wan and both boys grew up working in their family's Cantonese Restaurant in Leicester in the 1970s. He has spent years perfecting recipes for Chinese dishes that taste like the ones from your local takeaway kitchen or restaurant. The book features 70 classic dishes, everything from sweet and sour chicken to char siu, prawn toast to chop suey, egg-fried rice to crispy seaweed - and most of them can be on the table in 20 minutes or less. Cook up a storm at home with Kwoklyn's fabulous take on food from the takeaway.
The Hamptons is an exceptional enclave, with an influence that goes far beyond New York. The unique mix of luxe and old-world charm that surrounds the villages, dunes, and beaches has become synonymous with a coveted American lifestyle. It's also a foodie paradise. Simple recipes, deliciously paired with local wines and beers, make the most of the fabulous local produce, seafood, meats, and cheeses of the East End of Long Island. This is a celebration, through recipes and stories, of a beautiful place and a rustic-chic way of life. 100 seasonal recipes include: * Hamptons Fish Burger * Flounder Swimming in Merlot * Baked Stuffed Squash Blossoms * Smothered Pork Shoulder * Strawberry Layer Cake with Rhubarb Jam Filling
A celebration of modern German home cooking from Anja Dunk's young family kitchen. Strudel, Noodles and Dumplings is a long-awaited revival of this underserved national cuisine, proving that there is more to German food than Bratwurst and Black Forest gateau. Anja Dunk's German food is gently spiced, smoky and deeply savoury. From recipes such as whole-wheat buttermilk waffles to caraway roast pork and red cabbage, quince and apple slaw, her way of cooking is vibrant, honest, quick and deeply intertwined with the seasons and the weather. Featuring over 200 recipes for the everyday family table, as well as for snacks and special occasions, Anja's cook book is an essential guide to all the basics of German cuisine, providing inspiration for appetising and comforting meals throughout the year.
Be More Japan is a celebration of all things Japanese - from the country's fascinating, ancient traditions to its unique and influential modern culture. Blending both travel information and cultural insights into a single book, Be More Japan helps you understand and experience the best of Japan, both at home and abroad. Beginning with an overview of the four seasons - a key theme in Japanese culture - you'll learn about the festivals, food, fashion and flowers that change throughout the year and make this country so full of fun and variety. Then dive into the captivating culture of Japan, with topics such as art, music, food, wellness and spirituality all split into separate sections to help you pinpoint the areas that interest you. Learn about the traditional skills of the tea ceremony and calligraphy, and where you can go to see and practise them yourself. Find out more about the country's most popular sports and where to catch a game of baseball or see a martial arts exposition. For pop culture fans, there are dedicated sections on J-Pop, anime and video games, with plenty of information on the best places to enjoy them in Japan. And if you want to get a feel for modern Japanese lifestyle, you'll find enough details on topics such as transport, karaoke, ikigai, shopping and hot springs to help you make the most of even a short trip to Japan. You can pick and choose what interests you to plan your perfect trip, or explore a bit of everything to get a sense of the essentials of Japanese life and culture. And for those who can't make the trip to Japan, or who want to carry on the experience when they return, there are tips and suggestions for how to bring Japanese culture to you, and places where you can see its influence around the world.
Home-cooked Meals: Favourite Asian Dishes and More celebrates the comfort of sharing a home-cooked meal with family and friends. In this collection, popular culinary consultant Allan Albert Teoh presents 45 carefully tested dishes that can be mixed and matched to form a satisfying meal. Choose from a variety of Asian home-style favourites such as beef rendang (spicy dry beef stew), fish head curry and stir-fried okra; or prepare simple one-dish classics like white bee hoon (braised rice vermicelli) and kampong fried rice. Round off a perfect meal with desserts such as pulut tai tai (glutinous rice cakes with coconut jam) and rose coconut ladu (sweet coconut balls), which are sure to delight your loved ones. Cooking at home becomes a simple pleasure with Allan's easy-to-follow, mouth-watering recipes.
Once known for its watery potatoes, stringy mutton, and grayed vegetables, London is now considered to be the most vibrant city on the global food map. The London Cookbook reflects the contemporary energy and culinary rebirth of this lively, hip, sophisticated, and very international city. It is a love letter to the city and an insider's guide to its most delicious haunts, as well as a highly curated and tested collection of the city's best recipes. This timeless book explores London's incredibly diverse cuisine through an eclectic mix of dishes, from The Cinnamon Club's Seared Aubergine Steaks with Sesame and Tamarind to the River Cafe's Tagliatelle with Lemon, and from Tramshed's Indian Rock Chicken Curry to Nopi's Sage and Cardamom Gin. Striking the perfect balance between armchair travel and approachable home cooking, The London Cookbook is both a resource and keepsake, a book as much for the well-travelled cook as for the dreaming novice.
A trip to the supermarket while vacationing in a foreign country can be a frustrating ordeal. How to choose the best seafood (what is the deal with the tiny packages of fish?) proper farmers' market etiquette (is it okay to touch the veggies?) and choosing the right checkout line (there are different kinds?) can all lead to moments of confusion, and asking for help is not so easy with a language barrier. When author Lynne Martin tried living as locals do in France, she found making her own meals nearly impossible. Unfamiliar with cuts of meat and unable to decipher labels or cooking instructions, she was surrounded by delicious produce but lost when it came to utilising it in French cooking. Chef Deborah Scarborough came to her rescue, and now, in Shop Like a Local in France, both share their tips for other travellers looking to rock their vacation cooking or explore French cuisine at home. In addition to 50 recipes, there are guides to wine and cheese, tips for stocking a rental home and information about French kitchen basics.
Landscape has everything to do with who Coloradans are and thus how they cook, eat, and drink. Ruggedness is a given: the cowboys and outlaws of the old Wild West have their modern-day equivalents in chefs and back-to-the-land enthusiasts who forage for forest mushrooms when they're not tending to their beehives and chicken coops. This sense of adventure and emphasis on locally-sourced ingredients is imparted on every plate served in Denver and Boulder's restaurants and eateries. Combined with a spotlight on cooking traditions from around the world, the Front Range dining scene has never felt so exciting and vibrant, all the while set against a singular backdrop: the Rocky Mountains. Denver & Boulder Chef's Table gathers the cities' best chefs and restaurants under one roof, featuring recipes for the home cook from over fifty of the region's most celebrated restaurants and showcasing full-color photos of mouth-watering dishes, award-winning chefs, and lots of local flavor.
Seattle Chef's Table is the first cookbook to gather Seattle's best chefs and restaurants under one cover. Profiling signature at home recipes from almost fifty legendary dining establishments, the book is also a celebration of the growing sustainable food movement in the Pacific Northwest. With full-color photos throughout highlighting fabulous dishes, famous chefs, and Seattle landmarks, it is the ideal ode to the city's coveted food culture and atmosphere.