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5 Travel-Inspired Cookbooks for the Holidays

Eat your way around the world with these five new recipe collections.

Travel-inspired cookbooks

Photo: Mathieu Lévesque; prop stylist: Roxanne Chagnon

01 I Am a Filipino: And This Is How We Cook

By Nicole Ponseca and Miguel Trinidad, $50

Where Philippines
Gateway dish Adobong manok at baboy. In this classic take on adobo, the Philippines’ unofficial national dish, chicken and pork simmer in a tangy sauce of vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, bay leaves and peppercorns.

02 Cuba Cooks: Recipes and Secrets from Cuban Paladares and Their Chefs

By Guillermo Pernot and Lourdes Castro, $54

Where Havana
Gateway dish Mariquitas con mojo. Translation: fried plantain chips with garlicky sauce. It’s a combo you’ll find on just about every menu in Havana – and it pairs very nicely with an ice-cold lager.

03 Vancouver Eats

By Joanne Sasvari, $39

Where Vancouver
Gateway dish Chocolate diablo cookies. Vancouverites line up at Tofino transplant Tacofino’s two food trucks for these addictive, chewy, cayenne-laced, double-chocolate baked treats.

04 Adriatico: Recipes and Stories from Italy’s Adriatic Coast

By Paola Bacchia, $47

Where Adriatic Coast, Italy
Gateway dish Osteria fish stew. Each Italian town’s brodetto varies slightly, but this fish stew recipe has fresh seafood, like squid and mussels, swimming in a saffron-scented tomato broth.

05 The German Cookbook

By Alfons Schuhbeck, $60

Where Germany
Gateway dish Currywurst. This version of the Berlin street-food favourite whips up a cinnamon- and pineapple-infused curry ketchup to serve atop fried bratwurst. (Sounds like the currybest.)