The Ethnic Food Lover's Companion: A Sourcebook for Understanding the Cuisines of the Worldby Eve Zibart
Nowhere is America's rich ethnic and cultural diversity more apparent than in its restaurants. Every city and region of the United States has a unique cultural heritage - whether it's Cuban, Thai, Spanish, Italian, Indian, French or German - reflected in its dining choices. So what do you order in an ethnic restaurant, and how do you eat? The Ethnic Food Lover's Companion provides all the information you need to make every ethnic dining experience a pleasant and memorable one. In this book you will find information about what to expect in any type of ethnic restaurant; detail profiles of each ethnic cuisine, including key ingredients, spices and methods of preparation; cultural tips to put you at ease with the customs and etiquette of each cuisine; representative dishes of each cuisine defined and described; recommended complete meals from appetizer through dessert and easy recipes you can prepare at home.
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German food is a lot more familiar than many Americans expect; in fact, you might not even recognize it as "ethnic," because so many family-style American meals, from family diner blue-plate specials right down to the quintessential Fourth of July picnic, have German roots. Potato salad, deviled eggs, pickled beets, dill pickles, sugar cookies, meatloaf, mashed potatoes, pot roast, beef stew are all typical German fare. The whole meat-and-potatoes concept is primarily a German import, not to mention beer: Every year, 35 gallons per person of this quintessentially German brew is consumed in the United States. Hamburgers and frankfurters even get their names from German cities, and what could be more American than they?
Meet the Author
Eve Zibart has published is a long-time contributor and restaurant columnist to the Washington Post an author of several books, including several of the best-selling Unofficial Guide series.
Murial Stevens is food editor and columnist for the Las Vegas Sun and is a member of the International Gourmet Society and National Association of Food Journalists. This former gourmet radio talk-show host has been cooking since she was eight.
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I had to read this book for a research paper i wrote for my degree and i have to say it is interesting to learn and find out about different cultures and different food titles. If you have a love of cooking or have an open mind about trying new foods.