Originally from Turkey and elsewhere in the Middle East, now widely grown in California. ... curious about Old World origins of New World foods, you'll be interested to know that, in India, one of the many words for chickpeas is chana.
Author: Mark Bittman
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
The author of How to Cook Everything takes you on the culinary trip of a lifetime, featuring more than a thousand international recipes. Mark Bittman traveled the world to bring back the best recipes of home cooks from 44 countries. This bountiful collection of new, easy, and ultra-flavorful dishes will add exciting new tastes and cosmopolitan flair to your everyday cooking and entertaining. With his million-copy bestseller How to Cook Everything, Mark Bittman made the difficult doable. Now he makes the exotic accessible, bringing his distinctive no-frills approach to dishes that were once considered esoteric. Bittman compellingly shows that there are many places besides Italy and France to which cooks can turn for inspiration. In addition to these favorites, he covers Spain, Portugal, Greece, Russia, Scandinavia, the Balkans, Germany, and more with easy ways to make dishes like Spanish Mushroom and Chicken Paella, Greek Roast Leg of Lamb with Thyme and Orange, Russian Borscht, and Swedish Appletorte. Plus this book is the first to emphasize European and Asian cuisines equally, with easy-to-follow recipes for favorites like Vietnamese Stir-Fried Vegetables with Nam Pla, Pad Thai, Japanese Salmon Teriyaki, Chinese Black Bean and Garlic Spareribs, and Indian Tandoori Chicken. The rest of the world isn't forgotten either. There are hundreds of recipes from North Africa, the Middle East, and Central and South America, too. Shop locally, cook globally–Mark Bittman makes it easy with: • Hundreds of recipes that can be made ahead or prepared in under 30 minutes • Informative sidebars and instructional drawings explain unfamiliar techniques and ingredients • An extensive International Pantry section and much more make this an essential addition to any cook’s shelf The Best Recipes in the World will change the way you think about everyday food. It’s simply like no other cookbook in the world.