We are now global citizens in the food that we eat. In the developed world at least, food is multi-cultural. As food dishes are passed from one country to another they are adapted to meet local needs. As a result we lose touch with their origins. This is a recipe book with a difference. Produced for aspiring cooks, the book presents a range of dishes from around the world with a brief commentary on how each dish came into being and the creators of each dish. More than this, the recipes are designed to be simple to follow and visually compelling, with photographs illustrating various stages in the preparation of each meal. This is cooking with a slice of ?slice (flavour) of history? ? to help you cook well and learn at the same time.