Culinary books

The Potato Eaters

Sushi, schnitzel and steak; world-famous dishes we eat every day, but where do they come from and why are they so popular.


Sushi, schnitzel and steak; they are world-famous dishes that we eat every day, but they are now so common that we don't know anything about them. Where did they come from and why are they so famous? The Potato Eaters went out into the world and found out.

From the caverns of centuries-old libraries and from the mouths of chefs, baronesses, peasants, revolutionaries and inventors, the primal recipes are unearthed. The result is a chunky book full of surprising adventures with babi, bolo and bbq and epic tales of Nazis and spaghetti, mafia and cheese fondue, seasick cows and meat tea. A journey full of memorable encounters, such as with the last living scion of the illustrious Stroganoff family, who has never eaten a decent boeuf stroganoff since her mother's death.

I cannot think of the amazing book The Potato Eaters - How Twenty Dishes Conquered the World as anything other than an offspring of Jamie's missionary work. With the same infectious and wanton fun, cooking geeks Joost Engelberts, Joris Vermeer and Bas Zwartepoorte traveled crisscross the world for the book. In search of the origins of classic dishes such as paella, ceviche, goulash, sushi, babi pangang and couscous. - Matthijs van Nieuwkerk in Volkskrant.

Author: Joost Engelberts
Size: 192 x 252 x 33 mm
Size: 320 pages
Weight: 1304 grams
Language: Dutch
Material: Hardcover

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