One of my favorite things to do to relax, is to pick up a cookbook about a cuisine and culture with which I am unfamiliar. That way, I feel I have taken a little holiday, walked (in spirit) down unknown and enticing roads, in a different light, breathing a different kind of air and I make up imaginary meals from the recipes I am reading. Here are a few books that look intriguing. I bookmarked them for that “holiday” I just have to find time for, and I wanted to share them with you.
Polish history and polish cuisine feature in Anne Applebaum and Danielle Crittenden’s “From a Polish Country House Kitchen: 90 Recipes for the Ultimate Comfort Food”
Many of us are familiar with kimchi , thanks to the popularity of Korean food. “Cuisine, Colonialism and Cold War: Food In Twentieth Century Korea” by Katarzyna J. Cwiertka explores how Koreans identify with this staple of their cuisine.
Celebrity chef Yottam Ottolenghi pays tribute to his homeland and its cuisine in “Jerusalem: A Cookbook”.