Regional, International

Regional, International Cookbooks
Cookbooks We Love presents reviews of “Regional & International Cookbooks”, a short-list of cook books covering local, regional, national, and ethnic cooking and cuisines. Featuring some of the best Italian, French, Mexican, Thai, American, Mediterranean, Asian and slow food cookbooks and cookery books pertaining to the popular cuisines of Italy, France, Mexico, Thailand and Asia.

In Cradle of Flavor, author James Oseland takes the reader on a culinary journey to Indonesia, Manaysia and Singapore. Called the Spice Islands and located between Australia and S. Asia, these are the native home to such beloved culinary flavor enhancers as nutmeg, cloves, galangal and tumeric. Oseland has been exploring these regional cuisines for […] Read the full article...

All too seldom does a restaurant inspired cookbook truly capture the magic of the restaurant itself. In his cookbook Bistro Laurent Tourondel, acclaimed chef Laurent Tourondel manages to do just that for no less than six of his namesake restaurants. BLT features over 150 bistro style recipes from Read the full article...

amie Oliver ditches his celebrity status for a time an takes a VW bus on road trip through the Italian countryside in search of his inner Italian food soul.  And the result is Jamie’s Italy, a charming and genuine collection of stories, recipes and culinary adventures. One browse through our site and you can see […] Read the full article...

As mentor and culinary influence to celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, Gennaro Contaldo is one of the true masters of Italian cooking. His book Gennaro’s Italian Year is his culinary memoir and is a celebration of Italian food, culture and lifestyle. In these beautiful pages with words and evocative photographs he shows us how to cook; […] Read the full article...

In her cookbook Everyday Pasta Food, Network favourite Giada De Laurentiis brings us a collection of dishes very close to her heart and home, based on her favourite theme – Italian pasta. She stays true to her Read the full article...

ooking by Hand has you hooked the moment you pick it up, and it does so without the usual chef showpiece features of stunning photography, glorious design, and glossy pages. Just heartwarming, inventive dishes and insightful writing that take you to the heart and soul Read the full article...

The New Spanish Table by Anya Brenzen is a celebration of the glorious foods of Spain and offers over 300 recipes of traditional and modern Spanish cooking. Through colourful photographs, lively stories and profiles meet some of the finest food purveyors, chefs and farmers throughout the country and visit restaurants and marketplaces both rural and […] Read the full article...

In this companion book to her latest PBS series, popular chef and teacher Lidia Bastianich generously welcomes us into her kitchen to meet her family and share with us some of her favorite family meals.  Rooted in her Italian traditions, the dishes in Lidia’s Family Table are an innovative Read the full article...

If you are one of the many fans of Mark Bittman bestseller How To Cook Everything then get ready to expand your horizons and take a culinary trip of a lifetime with The Best Recipes In the World. Not a writer to shy away from bold claims, Bittman once again delivers a book that lives […] Read the full article...

In his Napa Valley bistro Bouchon, chef Thomas Keller (also of famed French Laundry) serves traditional French bistro fare, and this book pays homage to his love of bistro cooking. Bouchon is a celebration of the simple, pure and elevated ingredients of the beloved classic dishes Read the full article...