Saveur: The New Comfort Food: Home Cooking from Around the World

Edited by James Oseland. Chronicle, $35 (255p) ISBN 978-0-8118-7801-2
The new comfort food from Saveur's editor-in-chief Oseland (Cradle of Flavor) compiles more than 100 recipes for classic craved foods from around the globe; most come from home cooks or restaurant owners. There are spring rolls, empanadas, and potato latkes; French onion and Thai hot and sour shrimp soup; shakshuka, huevos rancheros, and matzo brei; chicken tikka masala and Korean fried chicken; Italian-style meatballs and seven-hour leg of lamb; kimchi pancakes, green bean casserole, and potatoes gratin; Lindy's cheesecake and caramel coconut flan; hot buttered rum and six regional versions of the Bloody Mary. Each recipe is presented as the epitome of that particular dish. All have full-size, close-up photographs that are truly mouthwatering. Sidebars accompanying many of the recipes relate personal stories from Saveur contributors, interesting historical details about the dish, helpful cooking tips, and picture glossaries. This is a gorgeous book that reflects the magazine's global approach to home cooking. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 03/21/2011
Release date: 04/01/2011
Genre: Nonfiction
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