From the editors of the definitive culinary—and culinary-travel—magazine, this lavishly photographed and narrative book illuminates and celebrates the stories, recipes, and places of home cooks around the world.
From the editors of the award-winning magazine SAVEUR comes a breathtaking photographic chronicle of global cooking, The Way We Cook. This collection of lush culinary images conveys the inspiring ways that people feed themselves each day. The unique compilation has been selected from hundreds of thousands of photos taken during more than a decade of international reporting. These images offer unprecedented access to home cooks and professionals in far-flung locales, who create the dishes that define who they are and where they're from. Within these pages are a chef doling out Charleston, South Carolina's finest fried pork chop; a family making fresh cheese in Zacatecas, Mexico; a mother and daughter preparing an elaborate meal in Riga, Latvia. Interspersed throughout are the stories that bring this visual odyssey to life. This rich volume also presents an illustrated map that marks the destinations featured in these pages, as well as 50 recipes for those dishes from these subjects. Each moment captured by SAVEUR's contributing photographers - Landon Nordeman, Penny De Los Santos, Andre Baranowski, Ariana Lindquist, Todd Coleman, and others - demonstrates the never-ending pleasure that's derived from delicious food.
About the Author
James Oseland is the Editor-in-Chief of SAVEUR. Under his stewardship, the magazine has received more than 25 awards, including five James Beard Awards and an award for best single-topic issue from the American Society of Magazine Editors. He is the author of "SAVEUR The New Comfort Food: Home Cooking from Around the World" and the James Beard Award-winning cookbook "Cradle of Flavor: Home Cooking from the Spice Islands of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore", which was named one of the best books of 2006 by "Time Asia, the New York Times, Good Morning America", and others. Oseland is also a judge on the Bravo television show "Top Chef Masters". He lives in New York City.
Francine Prose is the author of twenty works of fiction. Her novel A Changed Man won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and Blue Angel was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her most recent works of nonfiction include the highly acclaimed Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife, and the New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writer. The recipient of numerous grants and honors, including a Guggenheim and a Fulbright, a Director's Fellow at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, Prose is a former president of PEN American Center, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She lives in New York City.