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National & regional cuisine

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!

Otaku Food!

Otaku Food!

Author: Danielle Baghernejad Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2021

Experience the World of Japanese Pop Culture Through a Whole New Medium-Japanese Food!With dishes inspired by otaku culture, this cookbook brings Japanese anime and manga to chefs of all levels. Experience Japanese culture like never before. Japan fever has taken the West by storm. Praised for its attention to detail, it's no wonder that some of the most appealing images are colorfully culinary. From beautifully animated bowls of ramen and curry to cakes and confectionery, Japanese food culture never looked so good. If only you could reach out and take a bite...and now you can! For the anime and manga reader. With our increasing hunger for Japanese pop culture, comes an appetite to match. And with dishes from pop culture icons like One Piece and Naruto, manga and anime can finally be enjoyed in the comfort of your very own kitchen. Whether you're enjoying Japanese ramen from Naruto or fried rice from Food Wars, readers and foodies can learn about Japanese cooking basics and some new series to enjoy, featuring recipes like: Mitarashi Dango from Samurai Champloo Onigiri from Fruits Basket Yakiniku from Rurouni Ken shin If you enjoy Asian food, or books like The Manga Cookbook, Japanese Soul Cooking, or The Just Bento Cookbook, then Otaku Food is your next read!

Japanese Farm Food

Japanese Farm Food

Author: Nancy Singleton Hachisu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2021

Japanese Farm Food, now available in paperback, offers a unique look into life on a Japanese farm through 165 simple, clear-flavored recipes along with personal stories and over 350 stunning photographs. It is a book about love, community, and life in rural Japan. Nancy Singleton Hachisu's second book, Preserving the Japanese Way, nominated for the 2016 James Beard Award in the International Cookbook category, takes a deeper look into the techniques, recipes, and local producers associated with Japanese preserving. Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2012: USA Winner, Best Japanese Cuisine Book Our life centers on the farm and the field. We eat what we grow. --Nancy Singleton Hachisu, Japanese Farm Food offers a unique window into life on a Japanese farm through the simple, clear-flavored recipes cooked from family crops and other local, organic products. The multitude of vibrant images by Kenji Miura of green fields, a traditional farmhouse, antique baskets, and ceramic bowls filled with beautiful, simple dishes are interwoven with Japanese indigo fabrics to convey an intimate, authentic portrait of life and food on a Japanese farm. With a focus on fresh and thoughtfully sourced ingredients, the recipes in Japanese Farm Food are perfect for fans of farmers' markets, and for home cooks looking for accessible Japanese dishes. Personal stories about family and farm life complete this incredible volume. American born and raised, Nancy Singleton Hachisu lives with her husband and teenage sons on a rural Japanese farm, where they prepare these 165 bright, seasonal dishes. The recipes are organized logically with the intention of reassuring you how easy it is to cook Japanese food. Not just a book about Japanese food, Japanese Farm Food is a book about love, life on the farm, and community. Covering everything from pickles and soups to noodles, rice, and dipping sauces, with a special emphasis on vegetables, Hachisu demystifies the rural Japanese kitchen, laying bare the essential ingredients, equipment, and techniques needed for Japanese home cooking. Nancy Hachisu is...intrepid. Outrageously creative. Intensely passionate. Committed. True and real. I urge you to cook from this book with abandon, but first read it like a memoir, chapter by chapter, and you will share in the story of a modern-day family, a totally unique and extraordinary one. --Patricia Wells This book is both an intimate portrait of Nancy's life on the farm, and an important work that shows the universality of an authentic food culture. --Alice Waters The modest title Japanese Farm Food turns out to be large, embracing and perhaps surprising. Unlike the farm-to-table life as we know it here, where precious farm foods are cooked with recipes, often with some elaboration, real farm food means eating the same thing day after day when it's plentiful, putting it up for when it's not, and cooking it very, very simply because the farm demands so much more time in the field than in the kitchen. This beautiful, touching, and ultimately common sense book is about a life that's balanced between the idea that a life chooses you and that you in turn choose it and then live it wholeheartedly and largely. Thank you, Nancy, for sharing your rich, intentional and truly inspiring life. --Deborah Madison Nancy Hachisu's amazing depth of knowledge of Japanese food and culture shines through in every part of this book. You will feel as if you live next door to her...savoring and learning her down-to-earth approach to cooking and to loving food. --Hiroko Shimbo Taking a peek into Nancy Hachisu's stunning Japanese Farm Food is like entering a magical world. It's a Japan that used to be, not the modern Japan defined by the busyness of Tokyo, but a more timeless place, a place whose rhythms are set by seasons and traditions and the work of the farm. Japanese Farm Food is so much more than a cookbook. This book has soul. Every vegetable, every tool has a story. Who grew this eggplant? Who made this soy sauce? Nancy doesn't have to ask, Where does my food come from? She knows. Here's a woman who grows and harvests her own rice, grain by grain. Not that she asks or expects us to do the same at all. What she does offer is a glimpse into her life in rural Japan, with its shoji screens and filtered light, and recipes from her farm kitchen that you can't wait to try. --Elise Bauer, SimplyRecipes.com Japanese Farm Food is a lovely book about the culture, landscape, and food of Japan, a true insider's view of the Japanese kitchen, from farm to table, by a passionate and talented writer. --Michael Ruhlman

Death by Burrito

Death by Burrito

Author: Shay Ola Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2021

Delicious modern recipes from Death by Burrito, the revolutionary Mexican eatery based at the Catch bar in the heart of Shoreditch, with a new branch recently opened in central London. A far cry from the Tex-Mex style of Mexican fast food, where cheese and mince dominate, the dishes in Death by Burrito put taste first - the truly exceptional range of starters, main meals and sides prioritises fresh, vibrant flavours: Smoked Beef Short Rib Mole Tacos, Deconstructed Guacamole with Blue Corn Tortillas and Crab Cakes also look stunning on the plate. To recreate the atmosphere of Death by Burrito at home, the perfect tequila cocktail is essential: the legendary Taqueria Toreador Slushy is sure to become a favourite.

The Maine Farm Table Cookbook

The Maine Farm Table Cookbook

Author: Kate Shaffer, Derek Bissonnette Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2021

There's a lot more to Maine than stunning coastline. Sure, come for the incomparable lobster rolls or the state's renowned blueberries, but stay for the locally milled grains, organic grass-fed meats, and surprising foraged delicacies. The Pine Tree State's active food community springs to life in the hands of Kate Shaffer, Maine cookbook author and chocolatier, and Derek Bissonnette, one of the finest food photographers in the country. The Maine Farm Table Cookbook delivers more than 100 recipes, assembled in chapters that take readers from the pasture and sea to the forest, creamery, and everywhere in between. Discover Autumn Harvest Roast Pork, Haddock and Corn Chowder, Carrot Zucchini Fritters, Blackberry and Almond Torte, and more. With profiles to spotlight Maine's favorite farms and restaurants, and gorgeous professional photography, this is the perfect way for readers to bring New England's charm to their own kitchen.

Smokin' in the Boys' Room

Smokin' in the Boys' Room

Author: Melissa Cookston Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/06/2021

Melissa Cookston, the winningest woman in barbecue, judge on the Netflix hit, American Barbecue Showdown, the only female, seven-time barbecue world champion, and author of Smokin' in the Boys' Room, is bringing the heat with her first cookbook. Smokin' In the Boys Room explores how to use fire in all its forms to craft more than 85 Southern-influenced barbecue recipes. One of the world's top pitmasters, Melissa regularly smokes the competition on the barbecue contest circuit. Now, you can enjoy some of her best recipes for not only the barbecue that has made her famous, but also for baked and fried favorites, oh-so-good sides, and decadent desserts that will stick to your ribs. In Smokin' in the Boys' Room, Melissa shares the inspiring story of how she got into barbecue and worked her way to the top with grit and determination, even becoming known for smoking a whole hog like no one else-an uncommon feat in the barbecue world. She also shares tips and tricks for turning out great meals from the grill, from Slow-Smoked Competition Brisket, to Fire-Grilled Pork T-Bones with Hoe Cakes and Mississippi Caviar, and even Grilled Pineapple Upside Down Cake. And no true Southern cook would be without her Buttermilk Fried Chicken, BBQ Shrimp and Grits, and Red Beans and Rice. The recipes cover the gamut, from sauces and seasoning blends, to pork and bacon, beef, poultry, and seafood, as well as a few sides and desserts to round out the meal. Some are traditional favorites wherever you may live, and others are true to Melissa's Delta roots. Many have won contests, and all are top-notch, having been honed to perfection in competitions or in the kitchens of Melissa's restaurants, Memphis Barbecue Company. Whether you're a contest veteran or just getting started, there's something for everyone in Smokin' in the Boys' Room. As Melissa can tell you, anyone can learn to man the grill. To be really good at it, it just takes a little work and a little attitude.

La Vita e Dolce

La Vita e Dolce

Author: Letitia Clark Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/06/2021

La Vita e Dolce is an exciting take on Italian baking by food writer and trained pastry chef, Letitia Clark. Featuring over 80 Italian desserts, Dolce showcases Letitia's favourite puddings inspired by her time living in Sardinia. Whether you're looking for something fruity, nutty, creamy, chocolatey or boozy, you will be seduced by the sweet aromas of every bake. Complete with anecdotes and beautiful location photography throughout, each recipe will be authentic in taste but with a delicious, contemporary twist. From a joyful Caramelised Citrus Tart to a classic Torta Caprese, this is a stunning celebration of the sweet things in life, and is guaranteed to bring a slice of Italy into your home.

The Farmer and the Chef

The Farmer and the Chef

Author: Minnesota Farmers Union, Bruce Miller, Claudine Arndt, Katie Cannon Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/06/2021

Idyllic stretches of Minnesota farm land and cosmopolitan cities yield unique food partnerships and delicious farm-to-table feasts. Recipes from breakfast to dessert accompanied by stunning photography will showcase Minnesota farmers and the bounty they harvest. Highlights include organic steel cut oatmeal with black currant blueberry jam, North Shore Bouillabaisse, locally distilled gin-cured Lake Superior mackinaw, and cherry madeleines with cherry glaze. Profiles will introduce farmers and their unique stories. Recipes are created by some of Minnesota's finest chefs and professional cooks who serve up local food at popular restaurants around the state.

The Gaza Kitchen

The Gaza Kitchen

Author: Laila El-Haddad, Maggie Schmitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2021

Keep 'Em Full and Keep 'Em Rollin'

Keep 'Em Full and Keep 'Em Rollin'

Author: Natalie Bright Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/06/2021

A local rancher and Texas Panhandle pioneer, Charles Goodnight, is credited with inventing the chuckwagon, an iconic part of the great cattle drives of the 19th and early 20th centuries, and a critical part of keeping cattle moving across the Great Plains. The fire-pit cooking techniques used to keep the hard-working cowhands fed are still popular today. And many experienced chuckwagon cooks are still hard at work today-chuckwagon cook-offs are a popular competitive arena for their skills. Keep 'Em Full and Keep 'Em Moving: The All-American Chuckwagon Cookbook is full of more than 100 recipes and the histories of the ranches. It also includes first-hand accounts of life on the range from the men and women who worked them alongside archival images and stunning food photography.

Belgium for Foodies

Belgium for Foodies

Author: Femke Vandevelde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2021

In Belgium for Foodies Femke Vandevelde leads you to the best places in Belgium to eat and drink. Femke is a food writer and restaurant critic (for, i.a., De Morgen Magazine). She inherited a passion for great food and quality products from her grandmother, and as a journalist she is always in the know about what's happening in the Belgian culinary scene. In this guide she shares the places every foodie should visit in Belgium, from amazing food shops to extraordinary dining locations, and from top restaurants to simple local specialities. Discover such experiences as: - Vineyards that are worth the trip - the best Japanese restaurants - restaurants where chefs eat - the best places for Liege-style meatballs and much more.

New Larousse Gastronomique

New Larousse Gastronomique

Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/06/2021

Larousse Gastronomique is the world's classic culinary reference book, with over 35,000 copies sold in the UK alone. Larousse is known and loved for its authoritative and comprehensive collection of recipes. Here it is brought up to date for 2009 in an attractive edition containing over 900 new colour and black and white photographs. All chapters have been read and edited by field specialists, and 85 biographies of chefs have been added. Entries have also been regrouped for increased accessibility.Originally created by Prosper Montagne and published in 1938, this essential addition to any kitchen has withstood the test of time and become an invaluable source of information for every enthusiastic cook. Without the exaggeration and extravagant distractions of many of today's cookery titles, New Larousse Gastronomique contains recipes, tips, cooking styles and origins for almost every dish in history.

Bress 'n' Nyam

Bress 'n' Nyam

Author: Matthew Raiford, Amy Paige Condon Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/06/2021

From Hot Buttermilk Biscuits and Sweet Potato Pie to Salmon Cakes on Pepper Rice and Gullah Fish Stew, Gullah Geechee food is an essential cuisine of American history. It is the culinary representation of the ocean, rivers, and rich fertile loam in and around the coastal South. From the Carolinas to Georgia and Florida, this is where descendants of enslaved Africans came together to make extraordinary food, speaking the African Creole language called Gullah Geechee. In this groundbreaking and beautiful cookbook, Matthew Raiford pays homage to this cuisine that nurtured his family for seven generations. In 2010, Raiford's Nana handed over the deed to the family farm to him and his sister, and Raiford rose to the occasion, nurturing the farm that his great-great-great grandfather, a freed slave, purchased in 1874. In this collection of heritage and updated recipes, he traces a history of community and family brought together by food.