As you know if you've been following my posts for Cookbook Wednesday, I love international cookbooks. Today is the last episode of this blogging adventure, sponsored by Louise at Months of Edible Celebrations. As a finale, I decided to make a quick cookbook tour of the world, at least the parts I haven't covered in my posts so far -- I've already written Cookbook Wednesday posts on Australia, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, Israel, and several regions of the US. I tried to pick cookbooks that really were written and published in the country they were about, or written by people who had lived there.
Starting with Europe and Africa:
|Specialities of Turkish Cuisine,|
purchased in Istanbul, 1990.
|One of my newest books: Couscous by Paula Wolfert -- I hope to experiment with North African dishes soon.|
And Anetta Miller, African Flavors: Recipes with Proverbs, a most intriguing book.
|A Chinese cookbook published many years ago|
by the Chinese government. Sort of propaganda.
|A cookbook in Japanese. Cover, left; sample 2-page spread, right.|
brought to us by our international exchange student. (No, I have no idea what it says.)
And now a few from the Americas -- remember I've already written about California, Louisiana, the Southwest, and a few other places:
|Favorite recipes from Miss Hullings Cafeteria, the popular, long-gone|
St.Louis downtown eatery: a no-longer-existing type of restaurant!
|Very early American cookbook by Sarah Josepha Hale|
who worked to establish the Thanksgiving holiday.
|This is a Canadian cookbook, a gift from my friend Kappu|
who has lived in Toronto for many years.
I see Toronto as an incredibly international city!
|Latin America: Elizabeth Lambert Ortiz, Latin American Cooking;|
Cocina Judia a recipe collection from a synagogue in Buenos Aires;
and the classic Diana Kennedy, The Cuisines of Mexico.
Have I tried recipes from all of these books? Well, not quite, but I've tried a lot, and I really love them. I'll miss the fun of Cookbook Wednesday, and hope Louise comes up with a new challenge for her dedicated readers and blogging family.