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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!
Embark on a foodie's journey through the world of anime and learn to recreate delicious dishes from your favourite anime series. Japanese animation has beautiful designs, fleshed out characters, and engaging storylines-and it's also overflowing with so many scrumptiously rendered meals! Do you ever watch your favorite anime series and start craving the crunch of crispy seafood or the warmth of delicious noodles and broth or the fluffiness of soft, airy cakes? Now, you can make your cravings a reality with Cook Anime! Join an otaku on her tour through anime food and find out what your favorite characters are savoring and sharing-from bento to yakisoba-and then learn to make it at home! Along with each recipe, you will discover facts behind the food, such as history, culture, tips, and more. Perfect for foodies and anime-lovers alike, Cook Anime is the all-inclusive guide to making the meals of this Japanese artform.
Celebrating the universal joy of chicken soup. This is a celebration of one of the most widely interpreted, and beloved dishes the world over. With more than 100 recipes dedicated to this one special, often humble, meal, James Beard-nominee Jenn Louis shows readers how chicken soup is not only a source of heart-warming sustenance, but also a cure-all and the ultimate expression of love. With chapters broken down by region and country, The Chicken Soup Manifesto includes everything from Algerian Chorba Bayda, Colombian and Panamanian Sancocho and Thai Kao Tom Gai to Spanish Sopa de Picadillo. Along with the recipes, Jenn also covers essential chicken know-how, from selecting and storing, to stock 101 and brining. The book is fully photographed with a design that establishes it as a collectible object as much as a hard-working guide to the world's favorite soup.
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.
Recipes you'll want to make over and over again, from Asian food fanatic and Britain's Best Home Cook winner, Pippa Middlehurst (aka @pippyeats). Dumplings and Noodles demystifies the traditional cooking methods behind some of our best-loved Asian dishes. With over 70 recipes and techniques, step-by-step instructions, options for quick and easy substitutes and even the science behind dumplings and noodles, this book is an essential guide for modern home cooks. Whether you fancy barbecue pork bao, chilli oil wontons, miso ramen, aromatic lamb biang biang or dan dan mian, this mouth-watering collection of super-fresh and versatile recipes is sure to satisfy every craving.
'A one-woman cookery empire ... she inspires an almost religious devotion in her fans.' - The Times 'Ms. Kurihara's television cooking shows, housewares stores, cookbooks and food magazines have propelled her to rock-star status in Japan ... Her food has both a delicate balance of flavours and a stylish mashing of influences' - The New York Times In Harumi's Japanese Kitchen, Harumi Kurihara takes cooking back to basics and shows you how to master Japanese recipes to impress friends and family. With an enticing design and foolproof step-by-step photography, Harumi presents 53 recipes in her trademark approachable style, organized into chapters of Meat & Fish; Vegetables; Rice, Noodles & More; and Desserts. There's also information on ingredients and utensils, making dashi and how to correctly prepare and cook rice.
'The Rangoon Sisters taught me everything I know about Burmese food. And now they can teach you too.' Grace Dent 'Amy and Emily's food is vibrant, colourful and packed with flavour. I can't wait to make everything in this book.' Melissa Hemsley Love Thai food? Addicted to Chinese and Indian? Then it is time to discover the flavours of Burma. The Rangoon Sisters is a celebration of the incredible food and flavours that are found throughout Myanmar, including over 80 evocative recipes that have been made easy and accessible for the modern home cook by supper club extraordinaires Emily and Amy Chung. Including chapters such as Snacks, Salads, Curries, Rice, Noodles and Sweets, the simple recipes are perfect for a quick weekday family meal or a comforting slow cook on a weekend. And the food is ideal for sharing and pairing: rich bowls of curry are contrasted with vibrant salads and heaps of steaming rice. Recipes include: Mohinga (fish chowder) Pumpkin curry Pickled tealeaf salad Stuffed aubergine curry Butterbean stew Coconut chicken noodles Mango and lime cheesecake With easy to follow instructions and no specialist equipment or expensive ingredients needed, The Rangoon Sisters is essential for anyone wanting to make delicious, simple Burmese food at home.
An homage to the useful and idiosyncratic mesquite tree In his latest book, Mesquite, Gary Paul Nabhan employs humor and contemplative reflection to convince readers that they have never really glimpsed the essence of what he calls arboreality. As a Franciscan brother and ethnobotanist who has often mixed mirth with earth, laughter with landscape, food with frolic, Nabhan now takes on a large, many-branched question: What does it means to be a tree, or, accordingly, to be in a deep and intimate relationship with one? To answer this question, Nabhan does not disappear into a forest but exposes himself to some of the most austere hyper-arid terrain on the planet-the Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts along the US/Mexico border-where even the most ancient perennial plants are not tall and thin, but stunted and squat. There, in desert regions that cover more than a third of our continent, mesquite trees have become the staff of life, not just for indigenous cultures, but for myriad creatures, many of which respond to these nurse plants in wildly intelligent and symbiotic ways. In this landscape, where Nabhan claims that nearly every surviving being either sticks, stinks, stings, or sings, he finds more lives thriving than you could ever shake a stick at. As he weaves his arid yarns, we suddenly realize that our normal view of the world has been turned on its head: where we once saw scarcity, there is abundance; where we once perceived severity, there is whimsy. Desert cultures that we once assumed lived in food deserts are secretly savoring a most delicious world. Drawing on his half-century of immersion in desert ethnobotany, ecology, linguistics, agroforestry, and eco-gastronomy, Nabhan opens up for us a hidden world that we had never glimpsed before. Along the way, he explores the sensuous reality surrounding this most useful and generous tree. Mesquite is a book that will delight mystics and foresters, naturalists and foodies. It combines cutting-edge science with a generous sprinkling of humor and folk wisdom, even including traditional recipes for cooking with mesquite.
Take your taste buds on an appetizing adventure with this mouth-watering collection of the best and most-authentic street food dishes. Long gone are the days of having to visit top-notch restaurants in order to try the excellent cuisine a country has to offer. With the soaring popularity of street food - ready-to-eat and portable, finger-licking dishes - you can stroll through bustling market stalls anywhere in the world and choose amazing dishes from foodie vendors that tempt you with their wonderful aromas and first-rate flavours. Head to the streets of Mexico for a buttery corn-on-the-cob or a tasty taco, to China for some sticky pork bao buns or walk the alleyways of Italy for arancini bites or a cooling scoop of gelato. When you're looking to find a country's most-loved foods, the options are varied, vibrant and inviting for everyone. As you delve into the recipes in this book, you and your kitchen will be transported to taste deliciously different street food and, with each chapter - from An Asian Adventure to Experience India, European Cuisine to Tastes of the Americas - you'll discover how to create the exquisite yet everyday dishes that each culture does best.
Join Carmela Sereno on a culinary journey from the breath-taking dolomites as far south as Lazio and Abruzzo, taking in the delicious and decadent flavour of northern and central Italy. What sets the northern and central regions of Italy apart from the cucina povera style of the south is its staple ingredients. From polenta, rice, pasta, game and seafood, to the use of butter, cream and alpine cheeses, the northern and central regions are much richer in terms of the ingredients they use. The result is an outstanding final flavour. Carmela's passion for Italian food and drink culture is at the forefront of every recipe she creates. The recipes in her latest book include: * Tomino cheese wrapped with basil and slices of speck * Veal Milanese, classic osso bucco served with a delicate, saffron-infused risotto * Cappellacci stuffed with rabbit, pork and veal * Fontina fondue * Roman oxtail stew Whether an indulgent Friday night dinner or a quick weekday meal, the recipes in this book will please the whole family.
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.
Bordered by Russia, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Armenia, and situated at a crossroads on an ancient East-West trading route, Georgia's rich and diverse history is nowhere more evident than through its cuisine and legendary hospitality. Central and unique to the culinary tradition of Georgia is the 'supra', a coming together of family and friends to share heart-warming toasts, great conversation, free-flowing drink and, most importantly, dish upon dish of mouth-watering food. In this, her first book, Tiko Tuskadze, chef-owner of London's celebrated Little Georgia restaurant, opens her kitchen to share her love for the food of her home country and the recipes and stories that have been passed down through her family for generations. The book opens with an introduction to the delicious, yet little-known, food of Georgia and an exploration and explanation of the traditions and cultural significance of the supra. Tiko shares over 100 of the dishes that come together to make Georgian cuisine a true celebration of its country's unique climate, history and culture. Recipes follow the authentic procession of dishes, starting with pates and sauces then salads, which are traditionally laid out on the table before guests arrive; moving on to sections on soups, bread and cheese, meat dishes, poultry dishes, fish dishes, vegetable dishes and ending with a few fruity treats. The recipes range from the iconic Khachapuri (cheese bread), Kebabi (lamb kebabs) and Khinkali (dumplings), to lesser-known classics, such as Ajapsandali (aubergine stew) and Ckmeruli (poussin in garlic and walnut sauce). With wonderful stories and beautiful illustrations throughout, this book is the ultimate resource for anyone interested in discovering this unique and varied cuisine with the dual values of family and celebration firmly at its heart.
In Everyday Harumi, now reissed as an attractive jacketed paperback, Harumi Kurihara, Japan's most popular cookery writer, selects her favourite foods and presents more than 60 new home-style recipes for you to make for family and friends. Harumi wants everyone to be able to make her recipes and she demonstrates how easy it is to cook Japanese food for every day occasions without needing to shop at specialist food stores. Using many of her favourite ingredients, Harumi presents recipes for soups, starters, snacks, party dishes, main courses and family feasts that are quick and simple to prepare, all presented in her effortless, down-to-earth and unpretentious approach to stylish living and eating. Every recipe is photographed and includes beautiful step-by-step instructions that show key Japanese cooking techniques. Texture and flavour are important to Japanese food and Harumi takes you through the basic sauces you can make at home and the staples you should have in your store cupboard. Photographed by award-winning photographer Jason Lowe, this warm and approachable cookbook invites you to cook and share Japanese food in a simple and elegant style.