A comprehensive resource,
This review is from: The Food Book Mini (Lonely Planet Foot & Drink) (Hardcover)
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The Food Book is one of those books that does what it says on the tin, namely explore food — from a host of regions and countries. This comprehensive resource is a must have for any foodie, not only covering the basics of specific country cuisines such as the fundamental techniques and ingredients, but also looking at aspects of the culture such as etiquette when it comes to dining in a given country (for example, did you know that in France the custom is to leave cutlery crossed on the plate when finished, rather than side by side as is the custom in Britain?). As you would expect, there are also key recipes to keep adventurous cooks satisfied in the kitchen!
The book is extremely detailed, providing a really solid all-round view of each individual area of cuisine. As such, it is great as a companion book to tourist guides and similar publications. Great for those with a passion for food-based travel!