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April Foodie Book: Around The World in 120 Recipes

There is no question about traveling the world being one of the ultimate forms of wealth in life. Having the chance to explore new countries and new cultures has become a need more than a luxury for our generation. Being a foodie makes it a thousand times more exciting and interesting, especially when you’re open to trying new flavors and spices and if unknown ingredients are not scary to you. A foodie traveler counts food as sights not to miss and eating it as an experience not to miss. Lists and lists of places to eat and street food to try are made and inserted into bucket lists, then followed to the letter. We then bring this richness back home as we try to reproduce those dishes that made our eyes shine and body content.

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list”. Meanwhile, my sister gave us this beautiful gift at Christmas for us to explore the world from our kitchen.

Around The World in 120 Recipes, by Allegra McEvedy

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From a simple Peanut Butter Shake recipe, to the one of a Rabbit Lasagne, all the way to a Snail and Spinach Quiche, this book will give you everything from all tastes and cultures. If you have foodie and traveler in your blood, buy it now!

Carted around countries as a child with her historian father, Allegra McEvedy was encouraged to keep a diary, but it was clear before the age of ten that her daily descriptions contained only passing references to the cornucopia of culture she’d seen that day. Writing instead about the aspect of the holiday that interested her, she became fascinated by all the new foods she was seeing and eating. Years went by and what were once just diaries became her Food Diaries, a travelling chef’s notes of ingredients, dishes and all things cooking-related that made her eyes shine with excitement. Around the World in 120 Recipes is a cookbook like no other. Full of recipes for Allegra’s favourite meals eaten over nearly a quarter of a century of travelling, tasting and scribbling, this is a first-hand experience of the dishes she has enjoyed all over the world – from West Coast Ricotta Cake in San Francisco to Seafood Stew in Salvador, Slow-cooked Lamb in Marrakech to Artichokes with Polenta in Milan.

Here are some pages from the book that will make you want to get it right away. It comes with a handwritten message in the first pages and contains facts about every region’s food and cooking. I also found the introduction brilliant!

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March Foodie Book: Lily Vanilli’s Sweet Tooth

The first time I discovered Lily Vanilli’s Bakery in East London was back in October 2013. I was in London visiting my sister and she took me to this hidden gem she knew I was going to love. When you enter the place, the first thing you see is a range of cakes. It’s not like any other bakery as the cakes are all decorated in a fantastic and cool way. The place is also decorated in a funky way with lots of gadgets all around that can only inspire you.

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Then, right there on the counter, I saw the Lily Vanilli Recipe book: Sweet Tooth! I was so happy I grabbed it immediately. Just having the chance to try and replicate those amazing little cakes was pure happiness. I now have it at home and consult it for recipes but also for tips on baking and lessons on ingredients and baking material.

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If you’re a baker at heart, get it, you’ll absolutely love it. Below is the a recipe from it so you can get an idea of what you can get. This bitter orange chocolate cake is not the easiest one to make and I haven’t tried it yet but it looks delicious (and challenging for an amateur baker). 🙂

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February Foodie Book: A Delicious Life – New Food Entrepreneurs

When you’re an avid food lover, you start getting ideas. Not only do you enjoy trying out new places and cooking new recipes, but you also get creative, wondering what you could add to the foodie scene. That’s why this book is great. It brings you hope and helps you develop your creativity while at the same time showing you the changes the food scene keeps going through.

A Delicious Life – New Food Entrepreneurs, talks about the new food movement and the people that made it happen. It takes you into the minds of “groundbreaking foodists who are fine-tuning cooking, baking, and brewing methods”, rediscovering ingredients, inventing new recipes and experiencing food in its most creative state. You get to read about the different personalities behind these food entrepreneurs. You get to discover which tools, utensils, ingredients and events they use. Most importantly, if you’re a foodie at heart, you get inspired to become part of this movement taking place today.

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Have you read this book? 

P.S. You can check out January’s Foodie book here.

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A French Foodie Book

I’m a huge book lover, a reader who will never switch to kindle or any other technology that could replace a beautiful book’s smell, the touch of its pages and the happiness of seeing it worn out. Don’t you book lovers just have a weakness for run down books, showing the trepidation in which you read them, drank them with your eyes and turned pages avidly wanting more?

A book I thought I’d suggest for you to read this weekend is a book for all foodies who want to hear luscious stories. Mastering the Art of French Eating is written by Ann Mah, a food and travel writer who is married to a diplomat. In the book, they move to Paris for a diplomatic assignment and that’s when they learn that her husband must be in Iraq for a while and that she has to live in Paris alone. Once the Julia Child in Ann Mah kicks in, she embarks on this really great culinary adventure through France, telling us all about the differences in specialties through the country, delicious mouthwatering details included. Believe you me, you’ll want to make a major life move after this book. You’ll probably also want to cook a stew and daydream about a nice lip-smacking choucroute.

Enjoy culinary storytelling at its finest.