Cookbooks from Different Cultures

Want to recommend a wonderful book to other members? Please do so ... whether it's food or not, we'd love to find out more.

 
 
 

Page :  1
avatar
Fifi La BonBon

Cookbooks from Different Cultures

I've a good collection of cookbooks from around the world, some because I like the recipes and some because they give a wonderful insight to the culture of a country, even if I'll never cook from them. My best is from Burma, where Hostess Skills are given a whole chapter. Folks, we've got it all wrong! The hostess/host should go to any lengths to prepare the best dishes for guests, then never sit down at table with them, but rush around, generally being seen to wear oneself to a frazzle in order to urge food and more food on your visitors. You're all doing this of course, arn't you?

avatar
Elpe

Cookbooks from Different Cultures

I have French Country Cooking by the Roux Brothers and I love to peruse it - gorgeous illustrations of dishes from the various regions and some surprises (for me at any rate) eg. Soupe au Lard which looks more like a main course than soup (actually bacon soup).
Also have Around the World in 450 Recipes - a cheapo from a garden centre, but it fascinates me eg. the toffee apples from China which look like mini-brains but are really just pieces of fruit dipped in batter, fried in a wok then dipped in hot toffee. Fun!

avatar
Fifi La BonBon

Cookbooks from Different Cultures

Hmm, toffee brains, never tried those! One book from Malawi gives a recipe for a pate made from Lake Flies. Very nutritious, but not on your average menu.

avatar
Grannie Cool

Cookbooks from different cultures.

How about The Gourmet Crocodile Cookbook from the Crocodile Farmers Ass. of Zimbabwe. The Pueblo Indian Cookbook from Mexico.
An Alaskan Cookbook with recipes for Bear Burgers and Pickled Beaver Feet. And my favourite (!!!) The Road Kill Cookbook, with such delights as Pavement Possum, Windshield Wabbit, Highway Hash, Datsun Duck and Gravel Goose. And it's sister book Flattened Fauna!!!!
Ah! the joys of a life time of foreign travel. I could give others .... I'm addicted to cookery books!!!!

avatar
Fifi La BonBon

Granny;s Roadkill

Um.........you're not asking me to dinner in the near future are you Granny? I could bring the Lake Fly Pate, but don't think I can tackle a squashed roadkill anything, or am I being picky?

avatar
Grannie Cool

FiFi ~ A meal to remember.

Hi! FiFi.
You are more then welcome to join me for a meal to remember. Of course, a lot depends on what I can acquire on my neighbourhood highways. However, if you could bring along your special Pate, I could produce a meal that would be really differenct. I have a African dessert which has fresh blood and goats milk...............
W ashed down with "Palm Wine. Should we both survive the meal, we could dine on our experiences for ever.
Cheers FiFi!!!

 
Page :  1

Return to Homepage
Visit the Delia Online Cookery School with Waitrose
Click here to go to Waitrose.com

 

 




NetObserver
CMS solutions by REDtechnology.com