155x230 384 страниц. 2015 год. Penguin Books Ltd. "When we eat, we travel." So begins this irresistible tour of the cuisines of the world, revealing what people eat and why in forty cultures. What's the origin of kimchi in Korea? Why do we associate Argentina with steak? Why do people in Marseille eat bouillabaisse? What spices make a dish taste North African versus North Indian? What is the story behind the curries of India? And how do you know whether to drink a wine from Bourdeaux or one from Burgundy? Bubbling over with anecdotes, trivia, and lore-from the role of a priest in the genesis of Camembert to the Mayan origins of the word chocolate. The World on a Plate serves up a delicious melange of recipes, history, and culinary wisdom to be savored by food lovers and armchair travelers alike.