A cookbook inspired by how food from around the world not only connects us all, but also reminds us of home.
Cooking outside one's comfort zone is now easier than ever: ingredients once considered exotic are available at supermarkets across the country, and we're 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 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. The 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 are 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; full-colour photographs
About the authors
Darcy Shore has been working around food since waitressing as a teenager in Alberta. She met her husband Randy at Banff's Sunshine Mountain Lodge where she managed the dining room. Today, she works at a cooks' supply store on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. After staying in the background for Randy's first book Grow What You Eat, Eat What You Grow, Darcy has stepped up with many of her own recipes for Home and Away. She was particularly inspired by a recent trip through Europe and Turkey and has adapted her favourite discoveries for North American home cooks.
Randy Shore is a food and sustainability writer for the Vancouver Sun and author of The Green man blog; he is also a former restaurant cook and an avid gardener. He is a recipient of the BC and Yukon Community Newspaper Association Best Columnist award and the BC Wildlife Federation Art Downs Award for conservation journalism. Randy and his wife Darcy grow as much of their own food as possible on an acre in Roberts Creek on BC's Sunshine Coast, creating new recipes and customizing familiar ones based on what the seasons bring.