“When we eat, we travel. Tortilla, golden and oozing, on a lazy Sunday in Madrid; piping hot shakshuka for breakfast in Tel Aviv; oysters shucked and sucked from their shells on the Whitstable shingle”
‘A fascinating project, telling some fantastic stories about a broad range of cuisines. Mina’s style is engaging and illuminating and the food cries to be cooked’ Yotam Ottolenghi
‘A delight to read’ RACHEL KHOO
Shortlisted for the 2015 Fortnum & Mason Food Book Award
Winner of UK’s Best Culinary Travel Book in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2015
‘When we eat, we travel.’ So begins The Edible Atlas. Mina Holland takes you on a journey around the globe, demystifying the flavours, ingredients and techniques at the heart of thirty-nine cuisines. What’s the origin of kimchi in Korea? Why do we associate Argentina with steak? What’s the story behind the curries of India? Weaving anecdotes and history - from the role of a priest in the genesis of camembert to the Mayan origins of the word ‘chocolate’ - with recipes and tips from food experts such as Yotam Ottlolenghi, José Pizarro and Giorgio Locatelli, The Edible Atlas is an irresistible tour of the cuisines of the world for food lovers and armchair travellers alike.
“A fascinating project, telling some fantastic stories about a broad range of cuisines. Mina’s style is engaging and illuminating and the food cries to be cooked”
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”The Edible Atlas is not only a delight to read but also peppered with delicious recipes, facts and flavours from around the world”
author Of The Little Paris Kitchen
”The Edible Atlas deserves a place on every serious cook’s bookshelf. Intelligent, informative, entertaining and very handsome. Mina Holland’s prose is as engaging as her recipes. She is an exciting and authoritative new voice in the world of cookery and food writing”
author Of Polpo
“Mina has managed to present world cuisine on a plate in this marvellous book”
“Glorious. A terrific read, and really inspiring to dip into … a literary amuse bouche, if you like”
Mina Holland is Editor of the Guardian’s Cook supplement and a food and drink writer. Travelling and living (and eating) abroad inspired her to write about what and why people eat as they do around the globe. The Edible Atlas is her first book; it has been shortlisted for the 2015 Fortnum & Mason Food Book Award and won the 2015 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards Best Culinary Travel Book in the UK.