Explore Different Cultures with Food Using this Cookbook


Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

With the Covid cases rising more than it has for any real travel, it is time to explore the world and cultures from home. Today's book will help you and your family do just that. It is Katie Chin's Global Family Cookbook by Katie Chin.

From the Publisher:

Katie Chin's Global Family Cookbook lets you travel the world from your kitchen!

Professional chef, TV personality and working mom of three kids, Katie Chin shows you how easy it is to prepare new and exciting meals from many cultures. Discover comfort food from around the world, and add some international flair to your dinner table.

In addition to providing simple recipes for every meal and occasion, Katie includes sidebars explaining how her recipes can be adapted for vegetarians, vegans and those with food allergies—and how to add fresh new flavors to kids' lunches. From "meatless Mondays" to "taco Tuesdays," the recipes in this book include something for everyone!

Bring the unforgettable flavors of the world to your table through 170 recipes including:
  • Seven Global Go-To Sauces
  • Mexican Chimichurri Chicken Burgers
  • Thai Curry Meatball Subs
  • Cuban Fish Tacos with Citrus Mango Slaw
  • Easy Pad Thai Noodles
  • Chicken Tikka Masala Pizza
  • Crispy Korean Chicken Sliders
  • And so much more!
This cookbook also provides great ideas for celebrating cultures through food:
  • Chinese New Year's Dinner—featuring TV personality Jeannie Mai (The Real) and with recipes provided by her mom, Mama Mai
  • Greek Easter Dinner—with recipes provided by TV personality and lifestyle expert Debbie Matenopoulos (The Home & Family Show)
  • Cinco de Mayo Celebrations—with recipes provided by cookbook author and celebrity chef Jeffrey Saad
  • Hanukkah Dinner—with recipes provided by Faye Levy, a prolific cookbook author and lead cooking columnist for the Jerusalem Post
Katie learned to cook alongside her mother, and it's now an experience she loves to share with her daughter. She hopes to inspire other families to have fun in the kitchen together with these recipes everyone will love!

From Me:

This book truly has you traveling the world. Katie Chin covers everything from Asia (of course since she also has a Chinese Cookbook), Africa, Jamaica, Mexico, South America, New Orleans and more! Plus, she includes some fusion recipes as well as an entire section on Multicultural Celebrations like Lunar New Year, Hannukah, Greek Easter and Cinco de Mayo. There is even a section of a chapter about the on-trend bowls. 

Each recipe has an introduction about where she was inspired or how the recipe came to be. The recipes are easy to follow, and the ingredients are pretty commonplace. The book shares different ways to themed family dinners like Meatless Mondays and Taco Tuesday but the recipes for each are from around the world. Then there are chapters about breakfast, finger foods (appetizers), soup and salads, poultry, meat, fish, vegetables, grains, beverages and sweets as well as the multicultural celebrations. It is full of a bit of everything. 

So explore the world from your home and enjoy these different cultural foods! What a great way to start the new year! I hope you will check it out!