Ultimate Food Journeys
DK Publishing - Author
Hardback : 03 Oct 2011
The World's Best Dishes and Where to Eat Them
Ultimate Food Journeys is the essential 'what to eat where' guide for foodies who love to travel and for travellers who love to eat. DK's ultimate gastronomic tour of the globe reveals the origins of the world's most famous dishes and the best places to eat them. From Boeuf Bourgignon in France to Tapas in Spain and soul food in Louisiana to tacos in Mexico, this beautifully illustrated book is arranged continent by continent with clear maps and mouth-watering photography. Expert authors introduce destinations and select the best or most interesting things to eat, uncovering the origins of the dish and exploring the ingredients. They recommend the best places to eat the area's speciality, chosen for the quality of the cooking, as well as the experience of dining there. Ultimate Food Journeys makes finding the ideal foodie getaway easier than ever. Search by time of year, type of vacation, type of food or simply flick through the pages and be inspired.
Take a taste-bud led tour of the world with Ultimate Food Journeys.
Review by: Petra Devey, 05 January 2012
'As an avid foodie and a lover of international travel, on the surface Ultimate Food Journeys appears the perfect antidote to banish the post-travel blues, tantalise the taste buds and stimulate the gastric juices. So with notepad and pen in hand I set about carefully scrutinising its pages in the hope of kick starting my search for my next culinary caper overseas. Bold claims of the book’s title aside, the selection of dishes and the variety of destinations neither oversell nor under-deliver. It even offers up the odd treats for the most accomplished of travellers and adventurous eater. Indeed from the out set, it''s difficult not to be enchanted by the books rich commentary, impressed by the mesmerising details or amused by the more parochial idiosyncrasies of quaint locales. I challenge anyone to finish this book without salivating, for the descriptions alone, without the addition of the beautifully composed, yet apposite photography that will both literally and figuratively whet the appetite of any reader. For the uninitiated the book presents a visual banquet that offers a pleasurable way to not only discover new food, reminisce over or discover foreign vistas, but also be educated about the cultural or historical significance of food from locations scattered across the globe. Ultimate Food Journeys provides a chance for more ardent travellers to become reacquainted with delightful dishes, conjuring up a veritable cornucopia of colours. I invite adventurous readers to use this book as a tool for comparing notes or casting fresh eyes on familiar culinary favourites. Less travelled readers or more sheltered eaters will benefit from gaining a contextualised understanding of the food. I for one was not disappointed to discover that my hunches that this book would prove a fantastic source of inspiration for future travel were right.'
Size: 213 x 255mm
Pages : 336
Publication date: 03 Oct 2011
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley