Famous Dishes from Around the World Book Review

Famous Dishes from Around the World Book Review

Title: Famous Dishes from Around the World / Platos famosos de todo el mundo: Healthy, Tasty and Affordable / saludables, sabrosos y económicos (English and Spanish Edition)
Author: Stephanie Maze
Published: May 13, 2019, Moonstone Press
No. of Pages: 85
Cover Price: $14.99 Paperback

Have you ever wondered what the national dish of a favorite country is? Maybe you haven’t, but Stephanie Maze has released an excellent cookbook, Famous Dishes from Around the World: Healthy, Tasty and Affordable, and it includes this information as well as unique and delightful recipes from almost everywhere.

The recipes are well-written, and are featured in both English and Spanish. They are easy-to-follow and call for mostly easy to find ingredients (the author even tells where to get certain ingredients, which is very helpful). It is nice that there is a beautiful photograph of every recipe, but it makes it difficult to decide what to make, since almost every recipe is mouthwatering and one that will appeal to almost everyone.

Some of the favorite recipes include an excellent version of Mexican Huevos Rancheros, as well as a delicious version of German Sauerbraten with Potato Dumplings. The peanut sauce on the Indonesian Satay with Peanut Sauce is one of the best, and is also good over rice. The cookbook includes Brazilian Feijoada with Chicken Sausage, which is the national dish of Brazil – it was time consuming to make, but well-worth the time. There are Asian dishes, European dishes, and Middle Eastern dishes. There are favorites that everyone has heard of, and unique dishes that may be new (such as Uzbek Plov with Chicken – a garlicky rice pilaf that has fabulous flavors).

The downside of this cookbook is that there are only 30 recipes; a very small amount for a full-blown cookbook. It is, however, worth adding to any collection, since the recipes are for dishes most cooks will actually want to make. Anyone who doesn’t plan to travel the world will feel like they are traveling after they sample some of the delicious dishes. This cookbook is lots of fun.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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