Brazil A Cook's Tour
With more than 125 brilliant photographs and 100 authentic Brazilian recipes, Brazil A Cook's Tour leads the reader on a journey through one of the most exotic and dazzling countries in the world.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 216 pages.
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Author: Christopher Idone
Description: From the busy city of Sao Paulo to the remote river towns of the Amazon, few countries are as dazzling to all the senses as Brazil. The food, the people, and the country itself all combine into one extraordinary experience that is at once exotic and inviting, as the visitor is pulled into the culture and the cuisine.
In Brazil: A Cook's Tour, Christopher Idone, author of Glorious Food and Glorious American Food, takes the reader along on a culinary journey through this rich country, explaining the food and the lifestyles of the varied regions of Brazil. Starting in Sao Paulo, then moving on to Rio de Janeiro, Bahia, the Amazon, and Minas Gerais, Christopher explores the marketplaces, the home kitchens, the shops, and the eating establishments of the diverse areas and their different culinary influences.
One hundred recipes and more than 125 four- color photographs feature the authentic national dishes of Brazil, such as Feijoada, Tutu a Mineira, Picadinho, Empanadas, and myriad sweets, as well as modern Brazilian culinary triumphs such as Shrimp and Heart of Palm Casserole. Detailed recipes make it easy to re-create these dishes in an American kitchen, and an extensive source guide shows you where to obtain the unique ingredients of this delicious cuisine.
But it would be a mistake to consider this book simply a cookbook. The recipes and photographs, of both the food and the country, are interwoven with Christopher's journal as he describes a traditional feijoada feast, large and small outdoor markets, and a blow-out New Year's Eve celebration. Christopher investigates unusual fruits and spices, tastes street food sold by vendors, and visits the grand estate homes of Brazil, capturing his experiences in prose and photographs. Vibrant writing, luxurious photography, and faithfully reproduced recipes make this book a gifted travelogue through a singularly bewitching country.
Condition: Good condition.