Food and culture are inexorably tied together. The Culinaria series reports on every aspect of a country s cuisine within the context of the people who created it. One of the most successful series in cook book history, these new editions are updated with the guidance of first-class chefs, and come in a durable flexi-cover format to withstand abuse while spending time in the kitchen. The teams behind each Culinaria volume spend months in the region they are working on, allowing them time to fully absorb all of the food and drink a country can offer. Profusely illustrated with spectacular photography and abundantly peppered with authentic recipes, these volumes are a treat for both the mind and the palate. Learn about the history behind the dishes, their cultural significance, and how to prepare them. Beautiful photographs take you on a tour from the local villages to inside the kitchen where you will find the final product. Enormous variety of magnificent photographs and tempting recipes together with knowledgeable text that is easy for readers and cooks of all skill levels to understand.