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A knowledgeable and charmingly-written compendium, 50 Dishes features China's banquet-pleasing Peking Duck, Thai green curry and the comforting coq au vin of France. There are servings of Italy's carbonara, the paella of Spain and, of course, Britain's fish and chips. And please save room for Black Forest g teau. Each dish has a biography -- the story of its birth and how it has evolved -- and there are cooking tips from acclaimed chefs. This is a book that both creates and sates a hearty appetite.
About the Author
James Steen is an award-winning journalist, food writer, author and ghostwriter. He has a deep fascination for both the cook and cooking, and collaborates with great chefs. He ghosted the autobiographies of Marco Pierre White (The Devil in the Kitchen), Raymond Blanc (A Taste of My Life) and Keith Floyd (Stirred But Not Shaken). His other books include The Kitchen Magpie, Marco Made Easy and Kitchen Secrets. He is a consultant to small-but-pioneering food companies, and contributes to a wide variety of publications. James lives in London with his wife Louise and their children, Charlie, Billy and Daisy.