The Edible Atlas: Around the World in Thirty-Nine Cuisines

The Edible Atlas: Around the World in Thirty-Nine Cuisines

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By (author) Mina Holland

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  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 162mm x 220mm x 33mm | 585g
  • Publication date: 6 March 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Edinburgh
  • ISBN 10: 0857868551
  • ISBN 13: 9780857868558
  • Edition statement: Main ed
  • Illustrations note: illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 3,706

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The Edible Atlas is a book for intrepid cooks. Mina Holland explores what and why people eat as they do across the world, demystifying the flavours, ingredients, techniques and dishes at the heart of thirty-nine different cuisines. With fully adaptable recipes to suit beginners and confident cooks alike, learn to recreate dishes from different global cuisines - from a South Indian Coconut Fish Curry to a zingy Ceviche, from a yoghurty Jordanian Mansaf to a Danish Dream Cake, from an unbeatable Spanish Tortilla de Patatas to the ultimate Caribbean Jerk Chicken. Weaving snippets of anecdote, history and literature in with recipes and words of wisdom from some of the world's most seasoned food experts - such as Yotam Ottolenghi, Jacob Kenedy, Jose Pizarro and Giorgio Locatelli - The Edible Atlas is as comfortable in the kitchen as it is at your bedside.

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Mina Holland is Acting Editor of the Guardian's Cook supplement and a food and drink writer. Travelling and living (and eating) abroad inspired her to write about what and why people eat as they do around the globe. The Edible Atlas is her first book. www.minaholland.com Twitter @minaholland

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* A fascinating project, telling some fantastic stories about a broad range of cuisines. Mina's style is engaging and illuminating and the food cries to be cooked -- YOTAM OTTOLENGHI * The Edible Atlas is not only a delight to read but also peppered with delicious recipes, facts and flavours from around the world -- RACHEL KHOO author of The Little Paris Kitchen * The Edible Atlas deserves a place on every serious cook's bookshelf. Intelligent, informative, entertaining and very handsome. Mina Holland's prose is as engaging as her recipes. She is an exciting and authoritative new voice in the world of cookery and food writing -- RUSSELL NORMAN author of Polpo * Mina has managed to present world cuisine on a plate in this marvellous book -- JOSE PIZARRO * There are cook books that teach you to cook, others that help you to understand gastronomy. The Edible Atlas feeds your soul -- FERRAN ADRIA * A fascinating look at who's eating what, and why, across the globe. Author Mina Holland provides a heady mix of history, anecdotes and recipes for beginners to confident cooks alike -- JOHN TORODE and GREGG WALLACE Daily Mail * Gastronomic heaven...glorious. Her writing is pleasurably evocative -- JOANNA BLYTHMAN Observer * Here is a nice idea for a cookery book, amiably executed and attractively plated up ... Holland is a resoundingly enthusiastic guide ... Where she's visited, or even lived in, the places she's writing about, Holland puts in welcome splashes of autobiographical colour ... Intriguing little facts are scattered hither and yon ... the most appealing aspect of the book is its practical emphasis on cooking these cuisines at home ... Most importantly, The Edible Atlas makes you hungry -- SAM LEITH Guardian * If you're the sort of person who likes to read a cookery book rather than just flick through the recipes, this is one for you Waitrose Weekend * An anthropological exploration of food ... The fusion of history, literature and food even manages to weave in recipes and words of wisdom from some world-famous chefs en route Food and Travel