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Title 1001 foods you must taste before you die / general editor, Frances Case ; preface by Gregg Wallace.

Publication Info. New York : Universe, [2008]
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  641.3 ONE    AVAILABLE
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Description 960 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Note "Selected and reviewed by leading international crictics"--Cover.
Includes index.
Contents Fruit -- Vegetables -- Dairy -- Fish -- Meats -- Aromatics -- Grain -- Bakery -- Confections.
Summary 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. Everyone 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. 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.
Subject Cooking.
Food -- Encyclopedias.
Genre Cookbooks.
Added Author Case, Frances.
Wallace, Gregg.
Added Title One thousand and one foods you must taste before you die
One thousand one foods you must taste before you die
ISBN 9780789315922 (hc)
0789315920 (hc)
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SRP 2011 X
October 12 2011
SRP 2011 REVIEW: This book is a delight for all the senses: not only does it take your mouth and mind on a world tour of all the promised delicacies -- from more usual to decidedly unexpected -- but it is also filled with scrumptious photographs, ideas for food vacations and wide-ranging culinary history. Reading this will have you rushing out to find these gourmet gems.
1001 Foods X
April 25 2011
Wow. This is one comprehensive list of gourmet goodies. And if you want to take it home, be sure to bring your pack mule along, because it weighs approximately as much as a concrete block (and is about the size of one too). I consider myself a “foodie”, and I've only partaken of 15, maybe 20% of the items in here. It's broken down into categories of fruit, veg, dairy, fish, meats, aromatics (spices, herbs), grain, bakery and confections. Vegetarians and especially vegans, you will never hit all 1001, obviously – there are like 10 pages breathlessly extolling the virtues of various types of the world's ham, not to mention the dozens of varietals of cheeses. Each item has a description (or “defense,” if you will) beneath it, explaining a bit of its background/history/source/trivia. Lush photographs from around the world entice with brilliant color and texture. You may well turn a page and be inspired to plan your next vacation based on the beauty of a kumquat. This is an investment of time if you're going to read every word, but it's also a pleasure to flip through. It might at least give you an idea of what to make for dinner!
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