Culinaria European Cookbook - Volume One
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Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 360 pages.
Author: Andre Domine and Michael Ditter (editors)
Description: This is the first volume of a two volume work, lavishly provided with both text and illustrations, which invites the reader on a culinary journey through Europe with the following stopovers: England, Scotland and Ireland -- Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland -- Russia, Poland, the Czech Repubic, Slovakia and Hungary -- Austria, Switzerland, Germany and The Netherlands.
Approximately 1200 specialties and 300 recipes are presented on 360 pages with over 1000 photographs.
Aside from becoming acquainted with many entertaining and delightfully unusual aspects of the customs and everyday lives of the nations and peoples concerned, the reader will learn much of practical use and value about different types of beer, cheese and bread, fantastic pastries and breakfast rituals, extraordinary and original ways of preparing meat and fish, the refinement of creating sauces, desserts and cocktails, the catching of fish and the farming of salmon and reindeer, the manufacture of the alcoholic drinks of the countries in question or tea tasting. Carefully selected recipes -- representative highlights of the cuisine of each country -- will inspire the reader to attempt to try out the delicacies presented here.
However, it is not only the palate which will be delighted -- the book is above all also a feast for the eyes. Sumptuous large format pictures of captivating beauty and detailed photographic sequences of food being prepared and of recipes -- especially photographed for this book, often with the friendly assistance of head chefs of renowned restaurants on location -- illustrate the explanatory, animated text in a way that is highly pleasurable.
Condition: Good condition.