International Night

International Night

A Father and Daughter Cook Their Way Around the World : Including More Than 250 Recipes

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From celebrated food writer Mark Kurlansky, a savory trip across the globe for parents and kids, with delicious and accessible recipes and tidbits both cultural and historical.

Once a week in the Kurlansky home, Mark spins a globe and wherever his daughter's finger lands becomes the theme of that Friday night's dinner. Their tradition of International Night has afforded Mark an opportunity to share with his daughter, Talia--and now the readers of International Night --the recipes, stories, and insights he's collected over more than thirty years of traveling the world writing about food, culture, and history, and his charming pen-and-ink drawings, which appear throughout the book.

International Night is brimming with recipes for fifty-two special meals--appetizers, a main course, side dishes, and dessert for each--one for every week of the year. Some are old favorites from Mark's repertoire, and others gleaned from research. Always, they are his own version, drawn from techniques he learned as a professional chef and from many years of talking to chefs, producers, and household cooks around the world. Despite these insights, every recipe is designed to be carried out--easily--by any amateur chef, and they are designed to be completed with the assistance of children.

Mark and Talia invite you and your family into their kitchen, outfitted with overflowing packets of exotic spices and aromas of delicacies from Tanzania and Kazakhstan to Cuba and Norway. From there, recipes and toothsome morsels of cultural and historical information will fill your bellies and your minds, and transport you to countries all around the world.

Publisher: New York :, Bloomsbury,, [2014]
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781620400272
1620400278
Call Number: 641.59 K9659i
Characteristics: 374 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Kurlansky, Talia - Author

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TheresaAJ
Jan 26, 2015

Definitely a book for foodie families. The author and his teenage daughter travel to a different country once a week via a spin of the globe and home cooking. The reader learns a little bit about the country and gets recipes for an evening meal. The children's cooking skills and access to exotic groceries must be above average to really enjoy this book.

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nerowolfgal
Sep 25, 2014

Fun book, but very few of the recipes are even vaguely authentic.

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ser_library Sep 20, 2014

ser_library thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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