I’m a sucker for regional cookbooks (see regional Chinese cookbook review from 2 weeks ago). I love learning about the nuances of a country’s many rich subcuisines – who eats bread, who eats rice; who grazes cattle and eats dairy, who doesn’t mind pork. I feel like I’m getting some value, as if I’m going to a seminar or at least a weekend workshop to learn something a little more lasting than usual.
But ultimately, it comes down to the recipes. It’s often the case that international buy-ins are hard to use, as cookbooks. The conversions hold endless possibility for typos and in a book of some 300 recipes, how likely is it that the Americanized versions were all tested? So there are some snafu’s. But the exhaustive step-by-step photos help, and more often than not the flavors hit it out of the park.
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