Food is more than basic
sustenance and nourishment.
Food offers a kaleidoscope of images and values beyond the innate need
for immediate gratification. How and what we eat, how we acquire it, who
prepares it, and who is at the table are forms of communication that are rich in
meaning that often subtly reveal the culture of a specific
group or country.
More than 100 embassies and over 150 professional photographers have been
enthusiastically cooperative in providing material for this cookbook, and for this,
we are extremely thankful. Kitchens of the World™ also contains fascinating
information on the location, population, languages, and food influences and
origins of each country.
So, take a journey across the globe through the warmth of your kitchen and
enjoy these traditional indigenous recipes with family and friends.
—Canadian Council of the Blind
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