Let’s face it, food and travel really go hand-in-hand. I think that’s one of the things I most love about travel – experiencing new cuisines, flavors, tastes and ingredients. When I’m traveling to a new destination, before I even look at things to do, I research where and what to eat.
So when I heard about this cookbook, Home and Away: Simple, Delicious Recipes Inspired by the World’s Cafés, Bistros, and Diners, written by two world travelers sharing their foodie experiences, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. (I was provided an advance copy of the book to review.) It’s part cookbook part travelogue.
The authors, Darcy and Randy Shore, traveled to the four corners of the world and brought back some of their favorite recipes. The cookbook features 140 recipes from East Asia, Africa and West Asia, Europe, and North and South America. It’s divided by geographic region and includes an index of recipes from each region which is helpful. Darcy and Randy share their personal stories of the people and the food they encountered on their travels.
Some of the recipes include Moroccan Lamb Breast, Masala Dosa, Penne Pugliese, Irish Boiled Dinner, New Orleans Fried Fish Po’ Boy, Cheddar Bacon Apple Pie, Korean Fried Tofu, Shanghai Noodles and so many others!
The book also includes interviews with famous chefs including Mario Batali, Anita Lo, Edward Lee, and Brad Miller.