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Eat your way around the world without leaving your home in this mouthwatering cultural history of 100 classic dishes
When we eat, we travel.” Thus begins this irresistible tour of the cuisines of the world, revealing what people eat and why in forty cultures. What’s the origin of kimchi in Korea? Why do we associate Argentina with steak? Why do people in Marseille eat bouillabaisse? What’s the story behind the curries of India? Bubbling over with anecdotes, trivia, and lorefrom the role of a priest in the genesis of camembert to the Mayan origins of the word chocolate”The World on a Plate serves up a delicious mélange of recipes, history, and culinary wisdom to be devoured by food lovers and armchair travelers alike.
MINA HOLLAND is the editor of Guardian Cook. She lives in London.