Ithaca is a town in the Finger Lakes region of New York state. On Sundays, Moosewood Restaurant, which opened in 1973, has a menu that focuses on international cuisine and ethnic dishes. Each chapter in the book was compiled and written by a different Moosewood chef. Some of them chose their particular country or region depending on their family background. Some picked a country they had visited and enjoyed and a few just chose a country that intrigued them.
The recipe categories are... Africa South of the Sahara - Armenia & The Middle East - The British Isles - The Caribbean - Chile -China - Eastern Europe - Finland - India - Italy - Japan - Jewish - Mexico - New England - North Africa and the Northeast African Highlands - Provence - Southeast Asia - The Southern United States.
What is most amazing to me is that these are vegetarian dishes! But...this is definitely much more than an ordianary vegetarian cookbook. It has something for everyone. The extensive guide to ingredients, techniques and equipment is really one of the best I've seen in any cookbook. It's well written and packed with recipes for easy to prepare fabulous dishes... a diverse collection from around the world. It has alot to offer and I highly recommend this extraordinary collection of vegetarian recipes to anyone who is looking for great cookbook!
"North African cooking is varied and interesting.
A variety of pastries, cakes and fruit desserts completes most meals."
"Kroketi od Sira-Skute, Macedonian Cottage Cheese Croquettes, can be served with tart applesauce or with a side dish of fresh sliced tomatoes topped with sour cream and minced chives. If left over, kroketi can be reheated nicely in the oven."
Did you know that the name Caesar Salad has nothing to do with Julius Caesar? This popular salad got it's name in 1924 from "Caesar's Hotel" in Tijuana, Mexico! Or...that those little cornmeal cakes known as hush puppies got that name because they were given by southern hunters and fisherman to their yelping dogs with the cry "hush puppies"! Traditional recipes for both of these popular foods are included.
Learn the origin of Kaiser rolls, Chicken a la King, Waldorf Salad, Thousand Island Dressing, . Screwdrivers, Buffalo Wings, Denver omelets, Eggs Benedict, Welsh Rarebit and many other "Rare Bits" in this cookbook full of authentic recipes.... pleasing to modern tastes and written for today's kitchens.
If you want a wide variety of recipes...from Sloppy Joes to Chateaubriand...Crispy Treats to Bananas Foster, you'll love this cookbook. If you want a book packed with fascinating culinary history, you'll enjoy reading this wonderful cookbook from cover to cover.
"United States Senate Bean Soup may be the only soup in the world named for a legislative body. It has been served for half a century in the United States Senate restaurant, which is operated for the senators and their guests."
"Buffalo Chicken Wings" were invented by Teressa Belllissimo of The Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York. Late one night in 1964 her son, Dom, and some of his friends came into the tavern wanting something to eat. Belllissimo had nothing on hand except for some chichen wings she was saving for soup. Faced with hungry young men, she improvised with what she had and the fiery Buffalo Chicken Wings were born. Served with blue cheese dressing and celery stalks to cool the tongue, they became an Anchor Bar attraction every Friday night. Their popularity spread, first in New York state and then across the nation; in many areas they are now known simply as Buffalo Wings."
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