When You Can't Travel The World, Taste It Instead
A list of the best cookbooks from across our cities for all wanderlust home-cooks.
Discovering a country’s cuisine has always been one of the main reasons to travel – through its food, we learn about the flavours, family traditions, communities and geography of a country. Some people travel to try out that acclaimed three-Michelin-star restaurant in Paris, others to take part in a week-long cooking retreat just outside of Rome. Whatever it might be, we’re seeing that culinary trips are becoming more and more popular… and with good reason, if you ask us.
Unfortunately, we’re unable to do any of those things right now (although the cooking retreat in Rome sounds rather delightful). But what we can do instead is try our hand at recreating a few of our favourite dishes from across the world within our own kitchens.
Here are a few of the best cookbooks from Plum Guide’s cities. Just a little something to whet the appetite until the time is right to travel the world again.
For Lisbon, try Lisboeta
For Barcelona and Madrid, try Sabor
Author: Nieves Barragán Mohacho | Publisher: Penguin Books
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For Milan and Rome, try The Silver Spoon
Author: The Silver Spoon Kitchen | Publisher: Phaidon
For Berlin, try The German Cookbook
Author: Alfons Schuhbeck | Publisher: Phaidon
For Copenhagen, try Copenhagen Food
Author: Trine Hahnemann | Publisher: Quadrille Publishing
For Los Angeles, try The LA Cookbook
Author: Alison Clare Steingold | Publisher: Rizzoli
For New York, try New York Cult Recipes
Author: Marc Grossman | Publisher: Murdoch Books
For London, try The Borough Market Cookbook
Author: Ed Smith | Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
For Tel Aviv, try Tel Aviv - Food. People. Stories.
Author: Haya & Nuriel Molcho | Publisher: Murdoch Books
For Paris, try Bistronomy: Recipes From the Best New Paris Bistros
Author: Jane Sigal | Publisher: Rizzoli
And if you want to escape to another place by a different means, take a look at our ultimate travel reading list instead.