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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!

Eat Japan

Eat Japan

Author: Lonely Planet Food Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2021

Eat Italy

Eat Italy

Author: Lonely Planet Food Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2021

Penang Local

Penang Local

Author: Aim Aris, Ahmad Salim Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/05/2021

As its Southeast Asian and Oceanic neighbours know, Malaysian cuisine is some of the best in the world. For centuries the Malay Peninsula has harboured ships from the Middle East, India, Europe, China and Indonesia. And while Kuala Lumpur might be the nation's official capital, Penang is undoubtedly Malaysia's food capital. Penang is a city practically bursting at the seams with incredible (and spicy) food and with the people who love to eat it. Penang Local takes you on a culinary tour of this bustling, intoxicating city in Malaysia's north. With 70 recipes for the dishes that define the city, so you can capture the magic of Malaysia at home. Even a brisk walk through George Town is alive with the fragrances of laksa - coriander and cumin (the foundation of Malay curries), along with lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, cardamom, star anise and fenugreek. This book captures a day in the life of this food-obsessed capital, featuring iconic national recipes that will quickly convert you to a chili-lover.

Sumac

Sumac

Author: Anas Atassi Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/05/2021

The Indian Takeaway Secret

The Indian Takeaway Secret

Author: Kenny McGovern Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2021

Make your favourite Indian takeaway dishes at home Kenny McGovern's obsession with recreating takeaway and fast food dishes over the years has led him to the belief that Indian cooking is perhaps the greatest example that variety really is the spice of life. The different herbs and spices used in Indian dishes creates a vast range and depth of flavour, from spicy, sweet, savoury and sour curry sauces to fragrant and aromatic sides. In this book you will find delicious examples of traditional Indian cooking and street-food style dishes alongside popular recipes honed and developed largely in the UK, as well as the fusion food offered in many Indian restaurants today. Inside you will find restaurant classics like pakoras, bhajis, Dansak and Tikka Masala; classic dishes such as Sharabi and Tarka Dal; as well as street food favourites including Disco Fry Egg, Akoora and Aloo Subzi. With this vast array of tasty takeaway recipes for every occasion, you'll be able to enjoy all your favourite Indian food from the comfort of your own home - and at half the price!

The Scots Kitchen

The Scots Kitchen

Author: F. Marian McNeil Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2021

This is the first new edition of The Scots Kitchen for over thirty years. Beautifully laid out for a new generation of readers and with charming line illustrations by Ian Macintosh, it is introduced by the well-known cookery writer and broadcaster, Catherine Brown. She describes the impact this pioneering book has had on the whole of Scottish cuisine and traces the fascinating life story of Marian McNeill herself. Notes explain how to use the book so that its treasure trove of recipes can be explored in the modern kitchen. As well as being a practical guide to all aspects of Scottish cooking, this is above all a book to be read for pleasure, to refer to and savour again and again.

Australian Women's Weekly Mediterranean

Australian Women's Weekly Mediterranean

Author: DK Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/05/2021

Bring the taste of the Mediterranean to your everyday cooking with more than 90 fresh and flavoursome recipes for all occasions. Create fantastic Mediterranean dishes with fresh fish, healthy fats, lean meats, nutritious vegetables and more. Recipes range from classic Italian favourites and colourful Spanish tapas to Greek sharing dishes and rich Middle Eastern flavours, suited to a variety of diet types including vegetarian, pescatarian, and gluten-free. Australian Women's Weeklyis one of the most popular and reliable sources of recipes for its vast readership in Australia, New Zealand, and beyond - this recipe series taps into Australia's healthy and vibrant food culture, centred on simplicity, great produce, and multicultural living.

Ripe Figs

Ripe Figs

Author: Yasmin Khan Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/05/2021

For thousands of years, the eastern Mediterranean has stood as a meeting point between East and West, bringing cultures and cuisines through trade, commerce, and migration. Traveling by boat and land, Yasmin Khan traces the ingredients that have spread through the region from the time of Ottoman rule to the influence of recent refugee communities. At the kitchen table, she explores what borders, identity, and migration mean in an interconnected world, and her recipes unite around thickets of dill and bunches of oregano, zesty citrus and sweet dates, thick tahini and soothing cardamom. Khan includes healthy, seasonal, vegetable-focused recipes, such as hot yogurt soups, zucchini and feta fritters, pomegranate and sumac chicken, and candied pumpkin with tahini and date syrup. Fully accessible for the home cook, with stunning food and location photography, Ripe Figs is a dazzling collection of recipes and stories that celebrate an ever-diversifying region and imagine a world without borders.

Tanglewood Picnic Cookbook

Tanglewood Picnic Cookbook

Author: Insiders Guide Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2021

One of the most cherished Berkshire traditions is a visit to Tanglewood (summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra). This tradition isn't complete for some without picnicking on the lawn prior to the performance. Whether it's opening night in June with Emmanuel Ax or a hot August night swinging to the sounds of Dolly Parton, picnics are a part of each performance and are a cherished memory for all who attend. This cookbook celebrates the summer bounty of the Berkshires in a picnic basket. This book not only explores the history and how-tos of picnicking on the sprawling Berkshire lawn, but offers recipes, tips, and tricks that highlight the summer season. Recipes feature seasonal bounty like pick-your-own strawberries, cherries, rhubarb, cucumbers, zucchini, and more from the Berkshire's farms. Fond memories and picnic tips will introduce readers into tradition, welcoming a new generation of picnickers to enjoy the full experience, from early set-up to encore.

Keep 'Em Full and Keep 'Em Rollin'

Keep 'Em Full and Keep 'Em Rollin'

Author: Natalie Bright Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2021

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.

The Farmer and the Chef

The Farmer and the Chef

Author: Minnesota Farmers Union, Katie Cannon, Claudine Arndt, Bruce Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2021

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.