Cooking outside one's comfort zone is now easier than ever: ingredients once considered exotic are now available at supermarkets across the country, and we're now more open to exploring the far reaches of the world through food. This tantalizing cookbook takes readers on a global tour through food, from the steamy noodle shops of Seoul to the wood-fired grills of Istanbul and funky dives of San Francisco. Randy and Darcy Shore explore how food informs our ideas around community and identity (home), and how it shapes our experience of and appreciation for other cultures (away).
Their recipes are based on their years of travel as well as their intrinsic interest in the foods of other cultures; they make once complicated dishes a little easier for North American cooks while still respecting centuries-old food traditions. Their book includes such dishes as Braised Pork Belly with Crunchy Rice, Volcanic Soba Noodle Salad, Moroccan Lamb with Lemon Couscous, and Jerk Chicken with Grilled Romaine. There's also interviews with chefs Mario Batali, Edward Lee, Anita Lo, Vikram Vij, and others on the ways their cultures influence their cooking.
Home and Away takes home cooks on a delicious trip around the world, no passport required. 140 recipes.
Randy Shore strapped on a backpack at the age of twenty-one and immersed himself in budget travel and global cuisine. He writes a food column for the Vancouver Sun. He continues his travels with wife Darcy Shore, who has been working around food since she was a teenager.