The Melting Pot
The World in your KitchenBook - 2006
Today we live in a melting pot of global cuisine, an exciting time when it is as normal to eat sushi for lunch as a sandwich, chicken curry is as popular as roast beef, and wok cooking as familiar as boiling. Every nationality brings a cuisine of its own with different cooking methods, diverse raw materials and alternative philosophies, each a new ingredient in the melting pot. Layers of flavor are built up over time: some bold, some subtle, each distinctly different but equally important. This book is a celebration of our time, a time when we are becoming more confident, culturally curious cooks. Author Nadia Pendleton captures the authentic voice of chefs who, like her, have grown up with parents of English and foreign origin, people who store ketchup alongside curry powder and who love Tom Yum Koung as much as Toad in the Hole. Their background reflects the best of both culinary worlds and have access to reliable, authentic culinary knowledge and the opportunity to try something new. Nadia introduces us to a world we might otherwise know only if we were born into it. She examines how the history and geography of a nation creates a cuisine and shapes its style. She looks at the lessons she and others have learned along the way about their cuisine, the habits, diet and etiquette that make us all unique, yet distinctly similar. She explores the essential ingredients and flavors of a cuisine and helps recreate them in your own kitchen with easy-to-follow instructions. With more than 130 recipes ranging from mouth-watering snacks, simple suppers to festive feasts, The Melting Pot is not about re-creating national dishes or restaurant classics, but about home cooking. Refusing to be caught up with fads or fashion, these are timeless dishes from an eclectic mix of global cultures, some familiar, some less so, cooked at home by and for families and friends, for generations. Informed, interesting, easy to use and inspirational, The Melting Pot is a cookbook for the truly epicurious, written for those who want to cook the authentic recipes that make up our modern multicultural diet. So much more than ingredients and instructions, this book takes you on an exciting and colorful journey so you too can discover the world in your kitchen.
Publisher: London : 2006
Branch Call Number: ANF 641.5 PEND
Characteristics: 247 p. : ill. ; 27 cm