1001 Foods You Must Taste Before You Die

1001 Foods You Must Taste Before You Die

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By (author) Universe, Edited by Frances Case, Preface by Gregg Wallace

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  • Publisher: Universe Publishing(NY)
  • Format: Hardback | 960 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 213mm x 64mm | 1,996g
  • Publication date: 9 September 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0789315920
  • ISBN 13: 9780789315922
  • Illustrations note: 800 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
  • Sales rank: 478,734

Product description

From single press extra-virgin olive oils and artisanal cheeses to more exotic fare such as zebra jerky, this compilation is a cornucopia of culinary delicacies from every cuisine around the globe. Featuring luscious photographs and descriptions of must-eat foods from sweet to savory, this culinary gazetteer of the world offers expert guidance on how to really eat like a local when in Rome or how to find the most authentic Peking duck when visiting Beijing. Any foodie will delight at the fact-filled descriptions and marginalia and sidebars bursting with culinary history and trivia. Whether looking for the "must-taste treats" to seek out on your next vacation or inspiration for a romantic dinner for two, this compendium is sure to be a source of gourmet inspiration, certain to expand even an experienced epicure's mental grocery list. The book is divided into sections based on food type (meats, dairy products, fruits, vegetables, sweets and confections, etc). Included are classics as well as delicacies little known outside their home turf. Each entry features authoritative yet opinionated descriptions as well as anecdotes about the producers or the region ensuring that this book will have wide appeal to connoisseurs and novices alike.

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Author information

Frances Case writes about food for numerous publications including Britain's esteemed daily The Guardian and also contributes to radio and television. Based in London, she has traveled to and researched the culinary scenes of over 20 cities around the world.

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."..an adventure of delicious discoveries...ranging from the expected...to the exotic...This book will make readers want to travel the world." "San Francisco Chronicle" "It's a tantalizing concept--a visual encyclopedia of global flavors worth scouting." "Associated Press ""With good color photos of every single item, this book is both fun to flip through and a serious reference guide. A perfect gift for the foodie." Thenibble.com "It's the ultimate to-do list for foodies." "The Wichita Eagle"