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"To read a book about a country's cuisine isn't simply to go looking for 'good things'; it is also to better know - by means of the recipes - the customs and the richness or poverty of a place, and the spirit of those who inhabit it. It is above all, to participate in the symbolic celebration of the shared repast."

~ Ginette Olivesi-Lorenzi, La Cuisine Mentonnaise

Savoring Tuscany : Recipes and Reflections on Tuscan Cooking

Savoring Tuscany : Recipes and Reflections on Tuscan Cooking (The Savoring Series)
by Lori De Mori

Part of the Savoring Series, which is one of my favorite series of books about Regional Cuisine, Savoring Tuscany is a beautiful book filled with sumptuous recipes and delectable writing about the cuisine and culture of Tuscany. As with all the books in the series, Savoring Tuscany is put together beautifully and all of the recipes are well written and presented. The recipes that we tested were all superb and the book is an excellent source for fans of Tuscan cuisine.

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 Regional Recipe and Article Collection Links

Amy Gale's Ethnic Dishes
The extensive ethnic dishes category at Amy Gale's Recipe Archive site offers hundreds of recipes in a wide range of categories. Assorted collections of recipes are mixed with directories of recipes from Ancient Rome, China, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Norway, Thailand, and Australia.

Bear Lover's Ethnic Recipes
While this site is not a browsable website, it is a useful resource. Composed of over 125 downloadable .zip files of recipes from a huge range of regions and cuisines. Includes Indian, Jewish, Cajun, German, Italian, Scottish, Tex-Mex, Turkish, Vietnamese, Creole, Russian, Irish, Pennsylvania Dutch, Ethiopian, Philippine, Greek, Dutch, Thai, Native American, Canadian, Italian, Slovakian, Japanese, British, Indonesian, Mexican, Southwestern, Polish, Puerto Rican, Sri Lankan, and Egyptian recipes.

Cooking Around The World
A large collection of regional recipes worth checking out, Cooking Around the World offers a nice selection of recipes that really do cover most of the world. Recipes are included from Africa, British Isles, Caribbean, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Pacific and Southeastern Asia, and Scandinavia. The site also focuses on American recipes, including Creole/Cajun, Eastern Heartland, New England, East Canadian, Southern, Northwestern, and Southwestern specialties. There is also a large collection of Ethnic American recipes that is very useful. Sections here include Jewish American, Italian American, Polish American, Greek American, and fourteen other Ethnic American categories. This site is still under construction and will include more recipes from Latin America, Middle East, Russia, Spain, Portugal, and Vienna in the future.

Culinaria Online - Ethnic Recipes
Hundreds of regional specialties await you in this well organized collection. Enjoy recipes from all around the world, including African, Argentine, Armenian, Bosnian, Brazilian, British, Bulgarian, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Colombian, Costa Rican, Cuban, Czech, Dutch, Ethiopian, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Haitian, Hungarian, Indian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Jewish, Korean, Laotian, Lebanese, Mexican, Moroccan, Native American, New Zealand, Peruvian, Romanian, Russian, Scottish, Serbian, Spanish, Sumatran, Taiwanese, Tex-Mex, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese, and Yugoslavian specialties.

Ethnic Recipes on the Internet
This site offers a small, but nice, collection of recipes from a variety of regions. Includes Cajun, Chinese, English, Ethiopian, Filipino, German, Greek, Italian, Mexican, Spanish, and Welsh recipes.

Global Chef's World Recipes
A nice collection of recipes from all around the world. Includes recipes from America, China, England, France, Greece, Holland, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Russia, Scotland, and Wales.

Grandma's Favorite Recipes
Granny offers a collection of great recipes at her site. Especially valuable are her collections of International recipes, including desserts, drinks, appetizers & soups, and main dishes. A small, but well rounded collection of Native American recipes is also worth checking out.

International Recipes
Laura offers this nice collection of recipes from a wide range of countries. All of the recipes are tried and true and come from such countries as Algeria, Belgium, Brazil, Burma, The Caribbean, Denmark, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Puerto Rico, Philippines, Russia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tunisia, and Vietnam.

Old Scrote's Real Food Cookbook
Less of a cookbook of recipes to try and make in your own kitchen, and more of an exploration of different cuisines and ingredients, this site offers recipes that rely on traditional ingredients and preparation methods. Scrote describes "real food" as being "Food that doesn't come in oven-ready packets or have ingredients with numbers. Food made from things which had dirt on them." With recipes from England, France, Italy, Spain, Middle Europe, Middle East, India, and the Far East, the site has a great range. Even if you never cook a recipe from the site, the information and tongue in cheek descriptions are well worth a visit.

Recipe Source
Recipe Source (formerly known as SOAR : Searchable Online Archive of Recipes) is one of the absolute best places on the internet to find recipes of all types. It is an especially useful resource for regional recipes. With over 70,000 recipes, there are thousands and thousands of regional recipes. You can search for recipes by keyword, or browse by general region.

Sally's Place Ethnic Cuisine
Every month the talented writers at Sally's Place, one of our favorite food and travel publications, visit a different region or country and talk about the food, geography, and culture of a different culture. In addition to useful information about ingredients and techniques, they also include a selection of fantastic recipes. Some of the countries they have visited (so far) are Lebanon, Africa, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Britain, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Philippines, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United States, and Vietnam.

Samiam's Home Cooking
A great general home cooking resource, Samiam also offers a nice selection of regional recipes. Her collection includes Jewish, Indian, Thai, Mexican, Italian, and Korean recipes.

The Global Gourmet
One of the oldest and most respected cooking/food e-zines on the web, The Global Gourmet is also an excellent resource for global cuisine. Their Global Destinations section is an incredible source of useful information about almost 40 different regions and countries. Each region is covered in depth with recipes, background information, and information about the best food and ingredients in the area.

Sue's Recipe Server
A wonderful collection of recipes from every continent (except Antarctica), Sue offers hundreds of awesome regional recipes. Recipe categories include Australia, Barbados, Belgium, Bengal, Brazil, Burma, Caribbean, China, China (Cantonese), China (Peking), China (Szechuan), Colombia, Cuba, Cyprus, Egypt, England, France, Greece, Guadalope, Hong Kong, India (North), India (South), Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Madeira, Malaysia, Mexico, Middle East, Morocco, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Sicily, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, USA, and Vietnam.

The Master's Tech International Recipes
A large section of regional recipes that is only a small part of The Master's Tech Recipe Collection, the International Recipes section offer recipes from a wide variety of countries and regions. Check out their Asian, Belgian, French, Hawaiian, Hispanic, Indian, Irish, and Middle Eastern recipes.

The Recipe Hound
With over 3200 recipes, with many being regional based, this site is a wonderful resource for regional recipe lovers. Recipes are sorted by course or specialty, and also by region. Explore recipes from Armenia, Belgium, Brazil, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Spain, Thailand, Vietnam, and Wales. Many of the recipes also have an American influence, with recipe categories like Cajun-Creole and Soul.

Travel Corner's Recipes
This collection of recipes submitted by travelers covers the continents of Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. All of the recipes are tried and true, and submitted by avid travelers. The recipes are also sorted by course.

World of Creative Cookery
While many internet veterans are familiar with Robin Garr's excellent Wine Lovers' Pages, he also has an excellent collection of recipes as well. Many of the recipes are ethnic specialties, and are all wonderful. An added benefit is his wine and beer recommendations for all the recipes.