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Famous Dishes from Around the World / Platos famosos de todo el mundo

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I love cooking. Cooking has always been a way for me to destress and still be creative. I love trying out all different sorts of recipes. Great book. I have a travel blog as well so I found a great joy reading this
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I am so excited about this cookbook! I work in an area with a large Hispanic population. The fact this book is in English and Spanish is amazing. But, true to the title, the recipes are not just from American or Hispanic cuisine, it includes recipes from all around the world. That caught my eye because I am very picky, and I would love to try these recipes on my own. This also has the photos I crave, to me especially important since I am doing something completely new to me. Another plus for this book is the fact the ingredients will be easy to find, and not so wild you will have to hit up the internet for a ton of new expensive items. This cookbook provides recipes that are yummy, unique to me, and even healthy. Thank you to the author, publisher and Netgalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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A recipe book in English and Spanish with delicious dishes from all over the globe. You'll find instructions for the most typical dishes from all sorts of different cultures. 
Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for letting me read an advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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If you enjoy food culture and an international flavor to your food variety, buy this cookbook. It devotes the perfect amount of space for each country’s iconic dish. You learn not only how to prepare it but also understand how and why it came about. It’s a beautiful book.
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A  healthy remake of dishes from around the world.  Ground turkey is substituted for ground beef in traditional beef recipes.   This book will appeal to some audiences.  And the recipes looked as if they might be delicious, however, this book was not for me.  Some ingredients would be hard to come by, and I like my food to be authentic.   I think the title should make the reader aware that these are healthy substitutes for the real thing.
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In addition to having delicious recipes, I like that this book is bilingual because having the recipes in both English and Spanish helps me to learn Spanish better!
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First and foremost, the book appealed to me because it is bilingual - Spanish/English - and therefore I had the chance to refresh my Spanish knowledge. Famous Dishes Around the World covers 30 international-ethnic dishes which cover the entire world. You have jambalaya from New Orleans or the Swedish Kötbullar, or my childhood beloved 'chicken paprikash' (however I would rather find something else than the 'Israeli cabbage rolls', which is a meal common in the Balkans. Maybe shakshuka?). The recipes are budget conscious, with calorie and nutrition breakdown for every dish and some useful background information as well. In many cases chicken and turkey are the main meats used and I am definitely convinced to try some of them in the near future. 
A book good for the Spanish reader, the food lover and the healthy-conscious human.
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Famous Dishes from Around the World by Stephanie Maze features thirty recipes with a healthy twist.  I liked the mix of recipes featured.  I appreciated that the recipes were simple with easy to find ingredients.  At the same time I wonder how authentic they are based on the simplicity.  This is a good book for the home cook to try popular dishes from different counties.
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I received an ARC of this book from Moonstone Press LLC. via NetGalley, this review is my personal opinion.

From the moment you open this book, you can see the work that they invest. I like that the first thing you find is helpful and useful cooking tips, you may already know them; but maybe you don't, so it is nice. Colorful and with an easy and simple step by steps, and historical and nutritional information on each recipe. I also like the final tips that you can find in the cookbook,  If you like to cook for friends and family and like around the world dishes, in a simple and uncomplicated way this book could be a great choice for you. 




Recibí una copia gratis de  por parte de Moonstone Press LLC. via NetGalley, este review es mi opinion personal.


Se puede ver el trabajo y la dedicación que llevo realizarlo, Me agrado tanto ver que este libro es bi-lingue, me parece muy útil. Porque aunque es cierto que el ingles es el idioma universal; también es cierto que muchos no lo hablan. Desde el primer momento cuando inicia con recomendaciones y tips de cocina, con paginas coloridas y tal como lo dice el titulo. Recetas sencillas y saludables, explicadas paso a paso de manera sencilla. Me gusto que tiene algo de historia del plato y su origen, muy importante la información nutricional y por ultimo recomendaciones para una alimentación saludable.Creo que este libro seria una buena inversión, sobre todo aquellos que disfrutan aprender nuevas recetas y compartir con familia y amigos.
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What a fun cookbook. It was a joy to try these dishes and to reach through each one. This is a great cookbook for variety and taste. It you feel like you've been in a cooking slump I would highly recommend giving this a try. It will fill your stomach with pizazz and wonder!
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This wasn't anything new and I think I'd rather have a cookbook from each region than a mish-mash of things from all over.
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This is a great cookbook for the person who wants to expand their ethnic food horizons.  I could see working through this book in order with a new recipe weekly or monthly.  It's a good mix of Asian,  Mexican,  a little Mediterranean too.

One note, some of these seem a little too complex for a work night.
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A very short cookery book maybe to inspire intrepid cooks to experiment.   Interesting concept being written in 2 languages with a short history about each recipe together with nutritional information and photos.  Quite loosely based on famous dishes with often the substitution of turkey in many.  Being English the recipe for Shepherds Pie jarred with Turkey and not lamb as this pie changes it's name according to the meat used.  Saying that I'm not sure what the dish with turkey would be called despite having substituted with this meat myself.  I  suppose as the book is inspired by the immigrants of America then they substite what is available which to a certain extent we all do.

An interesting little book to inspire  cooking from scratch especially for young people learning either language from their mother tongue of English or Spanish.
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A very clever concept - selecting best known international dishes in America into one book. It is appealing to have your favourites in one book instead of hunting through various specific national cuisine collections for only one recipe that you'll make.
The fact that it is bilingual - Spanish and English - makes is appeal to a broader segment of the especially American population.
The recipes themselves are well laid out with beautiful, colour photographs of the finished dish, a clear list of all ingredients required and a detailed, step by step method that even an inexperienced home chef can follow.
The extras, like "Some Cooking Tips and Tricks"; the history and background to each recipe as well as nutrition information are very handy to have.
I like that the index is classed by main ingredients too. The "Notes" section right at the back is a great addition for you to jot down variations or adaptations to each recipe.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for allowing me to read this book.
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A wonderfully diverse range of recipes with some amazing flavours. It was very interesting learning about the various cuisines from all around the world and I'm looking forward to trying some of the tasty dishes in this book!
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I really like the recipes in this cookbook.  There are recipes from so many countries I'm looking forward to trying them. they all seem easy and doable with easy to obtain ingredients.
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Lovely cookbook! I love how it had dishes from all over the world. The recipes are easy to follow and the pictures are beautiful! I loved the seeing the diversity in the type of dishes and learning about the origins of the food. This would be a great gift to food lovers and those who love travelling!
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Love that the book is bilingual.Lots of recipes from all over the world.Easy to follow with precise instructions and readily available ingredients.
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I enjoy discovering new dishes and experimenting with international cuisine so this cookbook was a natural fit for me. The dishes in this book do not disappoint. So far, I've tried the Indian Vegetable Korma, the Israeli Cabbage Rolls, and the Kung Pao Chicken (sort of). 

I'm vegetarian, so I had to make a few adjustments. The Korma was vegetarian from the start and, unlike many vegetarian dishes (which seem to be afterthoughts in most cookbooks) this one turned out to be extremely flavorful. Winner! To make the Kung Pao Chicken work for me, I substituted extra-firm tofu for the chicken. I treated the tofu exactly as the direction treated the chicken with very tasty results. I swapped out lentils for the ground turkey in the Israeli Cabbage Rolls and, again, the flavors were terrific. Another family favorite. On request, I'm making another batch of cabbage rolls tonight. If I can get my carnivore to stop asking for repeats from this cookbook, I'll try more of the recipes. ;-)

There are beautiful pictures throughout and English instructions on one page and Spanish instructions on the facing one. Each recipe includes nutritional information and the introduction indicates that some recipes have been adjusted from their cultural origins in order to incorporate heather options like lean meats and vegetables. I also enjoyed the interesting historical and cultural fact boxes included with each dish. So much fun!

This is a keeper, for sure, and I'm looking forward to exploring many of the other recipes!

Thank you to NetGalley and Moonstone Press for providing me with a free electronic copy in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 
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I like to have variety in my cooking. I also like to try different recipes from all cultures. This book which is written both in English and Spanish did not disappoint. With colorful, appetizing photos and easy to read recipes it is packed with recipes to try. From British Shepards Pie, Colombian Sancocho, French Ratatouille, Indian Fish Curry, Israeli Cabbage Rolls, Mexican Fajitas, Polish Lentil Stew, Spanish Tortilla, to Swedish Meatballs. There is something for every taste and palette. Each recipes has information of the origin of the recipe, nutritional facts, ingredients, and instructions.
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