Eat Smart in Brazil
How to Decipher the Menu, Know the Market Foods & Embark on a Tasting Adventure
Edited by Brook Soltvedt
LC: 94-096252 TX
160 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
8 page color insert; b/w illus., maps
e-Book PDFs and Kindle
Eat Smart in Morocco - eBook
Eat Smart in Morocco contains a rich historical perspective on the origins and varieties of Moroccan food and extensive background on the delectable regional dishes. Phrases (transliterated Moroccan Arabic) are included to make one's culinary adventure even more successful.
At the core of the book are two extensive glossaries in transliterated Moroccan with English translations. The “Menu Guide” demystifies food selection, allowing visitors to order with confidence in restaurants; the “Foods & Flavors Guide” is a comprehensive list of foods, spices, cooking utensils, cooking styles, etc., to make shopping in the colorful outdoor markets easy and fun.
Eat Smart in Portugal - eBook
Authentic Portuguese dining begins, of course, with the famed bacalhau or salt cod, cooked in, so the saying goes, 365 different ways. It is also smoky, grilled sardines; flavorful chouriço sausage in the country’s prized soup, caldo verde; and pastéis de nata, those internationally-famous custard tarts; not to mention well-traveled port wine from grapes grown in the Douro river valley. But so much more defines the cuisine.
Often associated with Spanish (or Iberian) cookery, Portuguese gastronomy deserves to stand on its own. The variety of seafood dishes evokes Portugal’s geographic place on the western edge of continental Europe. The use of rice and spices acknowledges Portugal’s early and proud maritime history. Hundreds of different breads and cakes underscore the importance of regional difference even in a globalized world.
Eat Smart in Portugal connects menus and markets to geography, history, and regional pride. The easy-to-use guide includes these practical and fun features:
- dozens of delicious recipes from chefs and other food experts that allow travelers and cookbook lovers to recreate Portuguese specialties at home
- a Menu Guide that demystifies food selection, allowing visitors to order with confidence
- a Food and Flavors Guide that provides a comprehensive list of foods, spices, and more to assist shoppers at colorful markets
- an explanation of culinary history that covers the origins and varieties of ingredients, regional recipes, and well-known Portuguese favorites
- a translation of useful phrases that eases the challenge of shopping for food or placing an order in restaurants
- glossaries that introduce food and cooking terms in Portuguese and English
Eat Smart in Sicily - eBook
Rich with seafood, citrus, olives, and almond sweets, the cuisine of the sun-drenched island of Sicily reflects the influence of Greeks, Norman French, Tunisians, and Italians, among others. Unlike guidebooks that sweep Sicily into an overview of Italy, this latest addition to the award-winning Eat Smart series focuses solely on the cuisine of Sicily. Eat Smart in Sicily provides an historical overview of the peoples who have lived there and their contributions to Sicilian cuisine, with attention given to the fare distinct to the villages and urban centers of Sicily’s four regions. A helpful guide to Sicilian menus, with English translations of Italian (or Sicilian) words, makes ordering food in Sicily an easy and immediately rewarding experience. Highlighting regional recipe mainstays, Joan Peterson and Marcella Croce provide tips to shopping for traditional ingredients in Sicily and at home. The book also includes a comprehensive glossary of foods, kitchen utensils, and cooking methods to prepare authentic Sicilian specialties at home or abroad.