Features and Benefits

  • Almost 400 author-tested recipes provide students with a well-rounded selection that represents all segments of the menu.
  • NEW! Each chapter features three to five new recipes to expand the text’s scope and reinforce knowledge of each world cuisine.
  • NEW! Each chapter now includes at least one bread recipe for every cuisine.
  • All appropriate recipes include suggested wine pairings, and a discussion within the text equips students with a basic understanding of wine pairing.
  • “Twist on the Classic” features accompany each recipe, offering contemporary twists on traditional recipes and new ideas for presentation, which fuels students’ creativity and acquaints students with concepts of fusion cooking.
  • Thoroughly examines each of the included world cuisines using the same six characteristics—history, topography, cooking methods, common foods, flavorings, and general characteristics—to allow students to more easily compare and contrast cuisines.
  • UPDATED! Every chapter begins with a large, high-quality map to help students more clearly visualize and understand how geography affects various aspects of each cuisine.
  • UPDATED! Over 700 total photographs are included in the text, including sequential “how-to” photographs that help students understand more complicated cooking processes and visualize finished recipes.
  • UPDATED: Hundreds of new and updated photographs help students visualize the material, including dishes, recipes, and cooking methods.
  • Reinforces the uniqueness of each country’s cuisine by focusing on flavor components, which also makes it easier for creative students to combine elements and create fusion cookery.
  • Summary charts for each cuisine in every chapter provide a visual summary and study tool, including the location, topographical features, climate, and foods from that area.