By Adventurous Cookbooks

If a trip abroad isn’t in your foreseeable future, a visit to a local grocery store might just satisfy your craving for international adventure. Pack up a bag of cookbooks at your neighborhood library, then embark on a journey across town to Aihua, Evansville’s own international market. Or tour the aisles of the closest supermarket. Marvelous and exotic discoveries are waiting to be made there: pots of spiky green lemon grass, red-scaled dragon fruit, bottles of kimchi, ponzu, and hot yuzu sauce.

To serve as your guidebooks, check out these recent recommendations from well-traveled cooks. All feature beautiful photography and travel tales from around the world and are just a small sampling of the EVPL cookbook collection.

Cuban Flavor: Exploring the Island’s Unique Places, People, and Cuisine by Liza Gershman

Nopalito: A Mexican Kitchen  by Gonzalo González Guzmán, with Stacy Adimando 

Seven Fires: Grilling the Argentine Way  by Francis Mallmann, with Peter Kaminsky

Halifax Tastes: Recipes from the Region’s Best Restaurants by Liz Feltham

World-Class Swedish Cooking: Artisanal Recipes from One of Stockholm’s Most Celebrated Restaurants by Björn Frantzén and Daniel Lindeberg

The Food of Spain by Claudia Roden

A Table in Venice: Recipes from My Home by Skye McAlpine 

The Adriatic Kitchen: Recipes Inspired by the Abundance of Seasonal Ingredients Flourishing on the Croatian Island of Korčula by Barbara Unkovic

Jerusalem: A Cookbook  by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi 

Bazaar: Vibrant Vegetarian Recipes by Sabrina Ghayour 

Burma Superstar: Addictive Recipes from the Crossroads of Southeast Asia by Desmond Tan and Kate Leahy 

Bangkok: Recipes and Stories from the Heart of Thailand by Leela Punyaratabandhu 

Aloha Kitchen: Recipes from Hawai’i  by Alana Kysar

Fresh Happy Tasty: An Adventure in 100 Recipes  by Jane Coxwell

Street Food: Exploring the World’s Most Authentic Tastes by Tom Kime


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