Classic cook-books…

Dishoom – Shamil Thakrar, K Thakrar, Naved Nasir

London’s Dishoom has grown from a single outpost to many across the U.K. Bombay-style comfort food. Fluffy naan, spiced masala chai. Buy:

Turkish Cookbook – Musa Daĝdeviren

Istanbul’s most acclaimed chef to learn about Turkish cuisine. Iconic Çiya restaurant recovers Turkish culinary heritage. An encyclopaedia of cuisine. Buy:

Phoenicia – Mike Cioffi, C Bradley, Sara Franklin

Phoenicia Diner is known for modernised American classics. Cider-braised duck, buttermilk pancakes are worth the effort. Buy:

Jubilee – Toni Tipton-Martin

Chef illuminates richness of African-American cuisine. Recipes from seafood gumbo to baked ham glazed with Champagne. Buy:

Sababa – Adeena Sussman

Shares how to navigate Tel Aviv’s bustling Carmel Market, street food snacks. Recipes from bright salads to ambitious mezze spreads, delicate desserts like tahini caramel tarts. Buy:

Food of Sichuan – Fuschia Dunlop

Great guidebook to Sichuan cooking. Mapo Tofu, dumplings, duck. Buy:

Made in Mexico – Danny Mena, Nils Bernstein

A trip to Mexico is worth for the food alone. Wonderful restaurants, street stalls, markets that make Mexico’s food scape what it is. Recipes for taco, salsa, breakfast, street snack, dessert, hearty mains. Buy:

Vietnamese Food Any Day – Andrea Nguyen

Vietnamese coffee to crispy banh xeo crepes. Vietnam’s diverse culinary landscape to relish. Buy:

Black Sea – Caroline Eden

Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey to explore culinary cultures. Recipe for borscht, Romanian covrigi, Turkish simit. Buy:


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