[Book] Lonely Planet’s The Food Book

I love food and we, Thais, love to eat! Food is always our priority. Especially My dad and me, we love to travel and check out local menus! I also miss traveling. So, i bought “Lonely Plant’s The Food Book” from Amazon for 18.77 USD. The book is pretty big and bulky with the dimension of approx. 7 x 7 x 2 inches. It features most, but not all topics related to food like culture, regions, feasts, etiquette, the menu, daily meals, essential produce, shopping, preparation, defining dishes, and drinks as well as some of the recipes from 47 famous cuisines of the world! I’m sure my dad will be very happy to know that his favourite Black Forest gateau or “Schwarzwälder kirschtorte” featured in defining dishes part of Germany section. As for me, the chapter about Thailand made me hungry for Thai food and missed home very much! 😦

Btw, here is the photo of Black Forest Cake i tried to bake for him back in 2007. He said the whipped cream wasn’t right… so i never made it again! LOL

Black Forest Cake

List of Recipes from this book

  1. France: French Onion Soup (An onion soup with a crust of oven-browned cheese)
  2. Italy: Insalata Caprese (A simple salad, made of sliced fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil, seasoned with salt and olive oil)
  3. Portugal: Piri Piri Sauce (A red hot chilli sauce)
  4. Poland: Bigos (A stew, made of cabbage, meat and vegetables)
  5. Iran: Kubideh Kabobi (A minced meat kebab)
  6. USA: Chocolate Chip Cookies
  7. Canada: Maple Syrup Pie
  8. Jamaica: Jamaican Crawler (A cocktail drink, mixed of rum, melon liqueur, pineapple juice and grenadine syrup)
  9. Guatemala: Elotes (A grilled corn on a stick)
  10. Brazil: Acarajé (A peeled black-eyed peas fried bread)
  11. Argentina: Chimichurri (A green sauce used for grilled meat)
  12. Ghana: Kelewele (A snack dish of fried plantians seasoned with spices)

I like this book very much but i had a hard time read names of dishes, especially French ones! (German, English, Japanese and Thai dishes are ok because i’m familiar with those languages.) So, i usually type in those names in google just to see how they actually look like. Anyway, it’s one of the best coffee table book in my collection. 🙂 Recommended to those who love food and travel!

The Food Book

The Food Book: A Journey Through the Great Cuisines of the World

Author: Lonely Planet

Hardcover: 888 pages

Publisher: Lonely Planet (2013)

Language: English

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